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CIRR-HTIR colloquium - JUAN ACEVEDO (University of Lisbon) "Governance and Navigation from Plato to Ibn Mājid"

When:Th 22-04-2021 15:00 - 17:00

Research colloquium of the chair group History and Theory of International Relations.

Juan Acevedo (University of Lisbon)
Governance and Navigation from Plato to Ibn Mājid


Starting from ancient Greek sources on the one end, and from late medieval Arabic nautical sources on the other end, this presentation will explore the shared cosmological foundations of governance, knowledge, and maritime exploration. It will touch upon the alphanumeric basis of demiurgic disciplines or techno sciences, and on very practical aspects of early modern Indian Ocean navigation.