Professor Zayde Antrim (Trinity College) will introduce in this lecture the earliest and most enduring mapping tradition devoted to representing a superregion shaped by Islamic civilization. Emerging from the context of early Arabic geographical writing, the maps that make up this tradition were simultaneously a product of and argument for the diversity of the “realm of Islam” as consolidated by Muslim rulers between the eighth and tenth centuries, as well as its internal and external connectivity.
Zayde Antrim is Associate Professor of History and International Studies and Director of the International Studies Program at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She has authored Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World (2012), and the forthcoming, Mapping the Middle East.
✽ Griffin Hall, 7 | Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Sponsored by Arabic Studies, History, Global Studies, Religion, Spanish, and Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures