Overview of 2009 Series

"Courtly Encounters: Translating Courtliness
in Early Modern Eurasia"


Noted South Asia Scholar Sanjay Subrahmanyam will give a series of three Flexner Lectures at Bryn Mawr College in early November. The lectures will focus on the crucial role 16th and 17th century Eurasian courtly encounters played in shaping Muslim, Hindu and Christian group perceptions of one another at that time and the historical influence and modern-day ramifications of those perceptions

Taken together, these lectures will attempt to provide a broad-ranging reflection on the worlds of early modern Islam, Counter-Reformation Catholicism, Protestantism and a newly emergent Hindu sphere. They will argue that debates on a variety of matters and concepts of pressing interest for the contemporary world, including secularism and cosmopolitanism, can be illuminated by turning to this earlier phase of interactions and conflicts.

The lectures are free and open to the public and take place at 5 p.m. in
Thomas Great Hall on the first three Mondays of November.  Calendar

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