The Mediterranean has been for millennia one of the great global centres of human history and culture. World-class interpretations exist of its Classical (480 BC) and subsequent history, but there has been remarkably little holistic exploration of how its societies, culture and economies first came into being. This talk offers a richly illustrated interpretation of the rise of the Mediterranean world from its beginning, up to the threshold of Classical times.
Dr. Cyprian Broodbank is Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. His many publications include, An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades (winner of the 2002 AIA James R. Wiseman award). His most recent book The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World, was published by Oxford University Press.
Free. No pre-registration is required.
Sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the Royal Ontario Museum and Archaeology Centre at the University of Toronto.