With warships deployed along its northern coast, the Black Sea has resumed its status as a geopolitical hotspot. But it has always been a space of exchange as well, filled with ships and wagons, merchants and migrants, tourists and locals. Join us as two historians of the Black Sea present an in-depth look at the mechanisms of nineteenth-century trade. We will explore the grain stores of Odesa and the fishing huts of Kherson in search of a more nuanced understanding of how markets bridged the gap between local and imperial interests.
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