Tue, Jun 14|
Reading Group: World History through the Environment: How Ancient Cultures Viewed & Observed Natural World
8-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group Tuesdays @ 2pm EST Led by Gregory Allen Viessman Jr.
Time & Location
Jun 14, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:05 PM EDT
About the Event
Previous participation and previous knowledge not required.
How did ancient peoples view the environment around them? What was its importance to the social hierarchies, religious beliefs, and day to day living for these cultures that lived hundreds and thousands of years ago?
The field of world history is vast and complex since its true goal is to understand the complete history of every person, culture, and society that has existed in human history. This is no easy task as it requires a multi-disciplinary approach of experts in the humanities such as historians, archaeologists, linguists, alongside experts in the field of sciences to try to piece together the jigsaw puzzle that is world history. As a result, it is impossible to know “everything about everything,” but organizing the field into a central theme helps explain events that occurred so far in the past.
8-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group
Tuesdays @ 2pm EST
Start date: June 14th
End date: August 2nd
Participants only need to register for each Reading Group once, you will receive links to our Live Syllabus where readings and discussions are posted in the confirmation email.
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