CANCELLED: The Natural World and the Making of the Modern Middle East
with Peter Frankopan
We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances our speaker, Prof. Peter Frankopan, will not be able to deliver the lecture as planned.
We apologise for any disappointment that might arise from this, but we are excited that Dr Roy Fischel has kindly agreed to speak instead on ‘Empire, Sultanate, and the Boundaries of the Persianate world in South Asia’. Roy Fischel is a lecturer in the history of South Asia at SOAS. He is author of Local States in an Imperial World: Identity, Society and Politics in the Early Modern Deccan (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). The full description of the event and the new time can be found at this link.
This is an in-person only event, which will take place at the British Academy. Please register in advance using the Register button.
This talk looks at the role of nature and the environment and its significance to the geology, geography, religions and histories of the peoples of the modern Middle East. It will explore how new approaches and disciplines can open up new perspectives on understanding and conceptualising continuities and exchange over many centuries – and how this can help illuminate the study of the past.
About the speaker:
Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University where is Director of the Centre for Byzantine Research and Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College. His books include The Silk Roads: A New History of the World; The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World; and most recently The Earth Transformed: An Untold History.