UC Santa Cruz Emeriti Group presents the 2014 spring Emeriti Faculty Lecture with Terry Burke, Professor Emeritus; Research Professor of World History; Director, Center of World History.
Is the modern Mediterranean one place, with a common history? Or several, riven by colonialism? Viewed from a global perspective, the Mediterranean region has enjoyed a common historical experience since 1500. Increasingly semi-peripheral with respect to the world capitalist system, and characterized by weak states, delayed or muffled class formation, agrarian backwardness and the persistence of pastoralism, the coming to modernity of the Mediterranean foreshadowed the historical experience of the Third World in its unity and diversity.
Free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Performing Arts parking lot.