| Forschungskolleg Transkulturelle Studien

Workshop "Mapping the Red Sea"

From May 22nd to May 24th, 2024, the workshop "Mapping The Red Sea" will take place at the Centre for Transcultural Studies / Perthes Collection in Gotha, with support by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Arrowsmith, Map of the Red Sea

The workshop "Mapping the Red Sea" will focus on the cartographies of the Red Sea and its broader surroundings in the long 19th century. Kicking off the event will be Wolbert Smidt (Hamburg/Jena) on May 22nd with his lecture "Suggestions on the Red Sea as a Centre of Networks since Ancient Times," aiming to outline the region in a Longue durée. The following day, the workshop will continue with a visit to the Perthes Collection to discuss selected maps and materials related to the Red Sea. Subsequently, various contributions will explore the multilayered dimensions of the Red Sea Region to highlight the complexity of the region and to illustrate the connection between knowledge and cartography.


To participate in the event, please register via mail: fkts.gotha@uni-erfurt.de