Dates: May 26- June 27, 2014
Location: East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Program Director: Peter Hershock (East-West Center)
Lead Academic: Dr. Morris Rossabi (Columbia University)
The Mongols and the Eurasian Nexus of Global History will provide participants with five weeks of enthusiastically-delivered and intellectually-absorbing lectures, discussions, museum visits, and films focused on investigating the Mongol period of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries—an era of extraordinary interactions among the peoples and civilizations of Asia and Europe that in many ways marked a turn toward greater multiculturalism and more concertedly pursued globalization. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this program will enable undergraduate educators to develop new curricula on this crucial moment in world history. While focusing on the Mongol era, its historical contexts and subsequent impacts, the program will also offer resources for enhancing engagement with multiculturalism, its challenges, and creative possibilities.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.