East India Companies and Overseas Trade 1500-1800

Målgrupp: Gymnasiet, Vuxenutbildning

Ämneskategori: Engelska, Historia, Religion, Samhällsvetenskap

Arrangör: Historiska institutionen

Professor Margaret Hunt lectures on The East India Companies, which were crucial to the organization of trade between Europe and India, Persia, Southeast Asia, Japan and China in the early modern period (1500-1800).

The East India Companies (which included the British East India Company, the Dutch East India Company, several Danish companies, and the Swedish East India Company, among others) were crucial to the organization of trade between Europe and India, Persia, Southeast Asia, Japan and China in the early modern period.  It was largely through these companies that Europeans learned to consume such luxury goods as printed cotton textiles, spices, Chinese porcelain and tea. Company ships dominated long-distance shipping and they spearheaded what we now call globalization. In addition, they greatly influenced, both for better and for worse, Europeans’ ideas about Asia and the Middle East, and Asians’ and Middle Easterners’ ideas about Europe.  To learn about the East India Companies is to learn about an important feature of the early modern world that has implications to this day.  (NOTE:   Lecture and powerpoint IN ENGLISH).

Tid: ca. 60 minuter                    

Pris: 800kr

Plats: The lecturer will visit your school.   

Anmälningar och förfrågningar riktas till: Margaret.hunt@hist.uu.se