2016 James Ford Bell Lecture

The Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean: Trade in a Transitional Time

Thursday, 20 October 2016


Photo of Prof. Kathryn ReyersonProfessor Kathryn Reyerson, Department of History at the University of Minnesota, will give the James Ford Bell Lecture this year. Professor Reyerson is a scholar of Mediterranean trade and culture. Recent books include The Art of the Deal: Intermediaries of Trade in Medieval Montpellier(2002), Jacques Coeur, Entrepreneur and King's Bursar (2004), and Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Era: Entrepôts, Islands, Empires (Transculturalisms, 1400–1700), ed. with John Watkins (2014). Her articles on medieval trade are to numerous to list. She is a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, and recipient of the Kindrick CARA award of the MAA. She currently is the director of the Mediterranean Studies Collaborative at the University of Minnesota.

7:00 p.m.; James Ford Bell Library; 4th Floor Wilson Library, 309-19th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN; University of Minnesota west bank campus. Reservations required: z.umn.edu/CelebratingVenice

The James Ford Bell Lecture is offered each year with the support of the Associates of the James Ford Bell Library.