The Tang Shipwreck

Location

Belitung Shipwreck
Singapore
0° 40' 9.57" S, 105° 1' 42.384" E

The Story of Global Ivory in the Pre-Modern Era

How is this “Story” different from other parts of MappaMundi?

A curated collection of ivory objects.

Each object has a story to tell—its “biography”.

Taken together, all the ivory objects represent a mosaic of impressions and scholarship about the culture of the pre-modern world.

You, the audience, will craft the penultimate story of Global Ivory.

Location

Al-Baleed
Oman
17° 5' 17.8476" N, 54° 6' 27.5688" E

Contact Us

Contact Us

The North American Middle Ages: Big History from the Mississippi Valley to Mexico

The sixth through the sixteenth centuries CE saw dramatic pan-North American social and cultural changes that need to be considered in broad global terms. There are important historical parallels and there were likely intermittent connections between eastern North America, the Trans-Mississippi South, and the Southwest and Mesoamerica.

Location

United States
38° 34' 17.382" N, 90° 11' 24.1404" W

Virtual Plasencia

Historical Background on Medieval Spain and Plasencia

Plasencia is located in the rocky and oak-covered Spanish province of the Extremadura and a territory formerly known as the Roman region of Lusitania.

Location

United States
40° 11' 16.1808" N, 4° 33' 52.0452" W

The Peregrinations of Prester John: The Creation of a Global Story Across 600 Years

In the Middle Ages, there are few individuals, fictional or historical, who have exercised a stronger pull than Prester John. A product of anxious cultural imaginings mixed with hope for historical change, Prester John has commanded consistent interest since 1145.

Location

United States
47° 7' 26.2992" N, 7° 23' 19.212" E

Early Global Connections: East Africa between Asia, and Mediterranean Europe

Ancient East African communities organized themselves along ethnic lines but were linked to each other and to communities outside of their region through numerous networks of interactions at various scales. On this site, we explore these spheres of interaction and try to understand the rise and sustenance of cosmopolitan urban polities on the East African coast.

 

Location

United States
6° 36' 44.0244" N, 43° 35' 58.5888" E
Subscribe to GLOBAL MIDDLE AGES RSS