This is an online event Chicago, IL United States.
Sponsored by: AIA-Chicago Society
Please join us for the first Archaeology & Ale of 2021! Associate Professor Young R. Kim (University of Illinois at Chicago) will discuss “Cyprus and the Rhythms of Historical Change”.
For some, the end of Mediterranean antiquity was the result of a series of catastrophes; for others, the transition from a Greco-Roman way of life to the Byzantine and Medieval was a more gradual process. In either case, the analysis has been markedly anthropocentric: history “moves forward” via human agency. But the pace of change varies with our sources: written sources tell one story, while material culture another. Still, Fernand Braudel reshaped our historical thinking by emphasizing the importance of the environment in historical analysis. By virtue of its geographic position in the eastern Mediterranean and its varied micro-environments, Cyprus offers a unique case study, a vantage point from which we can consider the varied rhythms of change that were taking place in later antiquity and perhaps bridge the analytical gap among historians, classicists, and archaeologists.
This online event is free and open to the public. Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link in the confirmation email.