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18:30 - 19:30 29 May 2014

1492: The year the world went global


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Dilwyn Knox, Director, UCL SELCS
Dr Zoltán Biedermann, Senior Lecturer, UCL Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
Dr Alexander Samson, Lecturer, UCL Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

‘In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue’. He was, as we know, trying to reach the East by sailing West. Why? And why had no one tried before (or had they)? Three armchair navigators from UCL School of European Languages Culture & Society - Dilwyn Knox, Zoltán Biedermann and Alexander Samson - will try, and probably fail, to answer these and many other conundrums of the most decisive and extraordinary episode of world history since the advent of Islam.


Tessa Rickards
+44 (0)20 7679 1346 | t.rickards@ucl.ac.uk


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