Remapping Centre and Periphery

Asymmetrical Encounters in European and Global Context, 1500-2000

23 – 24 June 2016

University College London


This two-day workshop examines historical mechanisms of cultural and intellectual exchange across the globe. Historians often assume a one-directional transmission of knowledge, leading to the establishment of intellectual and political hierarchies between centers and peripheries. Instead, this workshop investigates the asymmetrical and multi-directional structure of these encounters within Europe as well as in global context.

Final programme: Asymenc programme electronic