Presentation of the new book series "Marco Polo" and the inaugural volume
Istituto Canossiano San Trovaso, Aula Blu
Marco Polo Studies in Global Europe-Asia Connections
Presentation of the new book series and its inaugural volume by L. M. Olivieri: Stoneyards and Artists in Gandhara
Inspired by the famous Venetian merchant, our book series is designed to publish up-to-date research in dialogue with the intellectual tradition of the Research Centre and prioritises studies that are inquisitive, bold, and dynamic, with a preference for transcultural and interdisciplinary studies.
Its research interests are vast, spanning manifold spaces (from Japan to the Mediterranean Sea), times (from Neolithic times to today, and possibly the future), and themes (from modern geopolitics to religious identities to climate change to archaeological sites), but with a focus on trans-Eurasian interactions. The emphasis on intercultural contact and exchange, with its underlying reference to the exchange of things and ideas across societies, is a historical phenomenon of great significance usually associated with a distant past; however, connections along the Silk Road(s) have never been more topical.
The book series and its inaugural volume will be presented by
Sabrina Rastelli, Chief Editor | Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Elisabetta Ragagnin, Vice-Editor | Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Roderick Wihtfield | SOAS, University of London
M. L. Olivieri, Director of the Marco Polo Research Centre | Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Massimiliano Vianello | Edizioni Ca’ Foscari
In the framework of the MAP Summer School A Multilingual Philology of Nature: Reading Eco-Cultural Landscapes across the Hindukush-Karakoram
The Zoom link for the online participation will soon be provided in this page.
Department of Asian and North African Studies (Luca Maria Olivieri); Marco Polo Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections (MaP); Associazione Internazionale di Studi sul Mediterraneo e l’Oriente - ISMEO