The early modern world was characterized by the integration and fragmentation of space that arose from the increasing mobility and interaction of peoples and objects. “Global Geographies of Knowledge” focuses on the fluid processes of encountering and transmitting ideas about peoples and objects in physical and imaginary landscapes. Conversely, this Institute also analyzes how such ideas affected the human and nonhuman relations with specific sites and environments. We seek to bring together higher education faculty and advanced PhD students from around the country to deepen their knowledge and research using critical ways of thinking spatially in the humanities and social sciences and to develop innovative ways of applying them to themes in world history and cultures of knowledge in the classroom.
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Image Above: Universalis Cosmographia, 1546. Image courtesy of the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Special Collections.