August 3-7, 2020 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Georgetown University, Intercultural Center #141
The Renaissance, often characterized as a humanistic revival of classical influences, was also an expression of the growing connectedness of Europe with the world in its time. Stimuli from outside opened new worlds of ideas, arts, and material culture. People—Africans, Asians, Americans, and Europeans—moved over land and sea, introducing new foods, objects, the clothing, and changed the way they viewed themselves and the scope of the earth itself. Inspired by Sanjay Subrahmanyam’s concept of connected histories, STI 2020 will explore topics that illustrate the cultural impact of this movement of people, animals, and objects on a new global scale.
The 5-day institute will explore themes related to these connections and movements in the arts and sciences,
religion, philosophy, travel, and trade. The week will offer a balance of scholar presentations and hands-on sessions. Teachers will receive curriculum resources and have opportunities to develop classroom applications by working with the knowledge and resources gained through field trips to area museums.
This program is made possible by a Title VI grant from the United States Department of Education, which is funding a National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa at Georgetown University, and by support from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown.