16 January 2015 from 09:30 to 16:30

Conference 'Empires of the Sea: Maritime Power Networks in Global History'

The Battle of Lepanto (1571) - Wikimedia Commons/National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Comparative empire studies usually focus on either premodern land empires, or on modern overseas colonial empires linked to European nation states. The one-day conference 'Empires of the Sea', to be held on 16 January 2015, will examine in a comparative perspective a form of imperial rule that has hitherto received little attention: the maritime empire.

Taking as our point of departure the Ancient Mediterranean, the conference aims at tracking the naval networks of sea empires and find out how the various parts of these empires were controlled over large distances.

Convenors: Rolf Strootman, Floris van den Eijnde, Roy van Wijk (Utrecht University)

Start date and time
16 January 2015 09:30
End date and time
16 January 2015 16:30