Trading and Cultural Gateways Across the Water: the Ports of the Black Sea

Georgian Studies Seminar
Event Format
Room S354, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge

The Black Sea is a critical location in contemporary politics, economics, and trade. As part of a course on the Black Sea, this panel will interrogate the history and future of three ports: Odessa, Istanbul and the port of Sulina on the Danube Delta in Romania. They will explore urban ecology, water-scapes, rivers and coastlines, and help us understand the Black Sea region, and the trade and networks that characterize its history and cultural interconnections.

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The Program on Georgian Studies is an activity of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and is made possible by a sponsored research award from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.


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