Center for the Premodern World

Center for the Premodern World

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The Center for the Premodern World at USC creates space and offers resources for the study of cultures and civilizations, beginning with the earliest historical eras up to the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the modern world. The Center aims to have a truly global reach in terms of areas of research and as such has the potential to involve over forty faculty on campus in its activities.

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Upcoming Events

Carolingian Weather Events and the Climatic Longue Dureé

In a modern context, there are multiple ways of defining and differentiating the closely related concepts of ‘weather’ and ‘climate.’ In general, if weather...

10/17 5pm
Sacred Undergrounds Workshop

Lisa Bitel "Stuck in the Iron Age: The Buried Otherworld of Early Medieval Ireland" Jay Rubenstein "Raiders of the Lost Patriarchs." Carolyn Laferriere...

10/28 9am
Art beyond the Plateaus: Tibet in the Artistic and Religious Exchanges across the Himalayas, Central Asia, and China

Speakers: Mariachiara Gasparini, University of Oregon David Pritzker, Pritzker Art Collaborative Discussant: Yoonah Hwang, University of Southern...

11/4 4pm

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