Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Negotiating Trade: Commercial Institutions and Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Medieval and Early Modern World

The Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CEMERS) at Binghampton University will host an international conference called “Negotiating Trade: Commercial Institutions and Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Medieval and Early Modern World.”

The conference, on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, will feature 40 speakers, a plenary panel and two keynotes: On Friday, Paul Freedman (Yale University) will discuss “International Luxury Products: Scarcity, Value and Uniqueness.” On Friday and Saturday, Leonard Bluss√© (University of Leiden) will discuss “Making Ends Meet: The Emporia of Monsoon Asia and the Newcomers from Europe.”

Click here to read this article from Medievalists.net