Lectures & Events

Day 4: How Trade Shaped The World | Melbourne Lecture Series 2017

15 Jul 2017
  • Melbourne

From prehistoric gift-giving (an early form of trade) to the European Union, trade has driven human history. ASA lecturers explore key moments in over 2500 years of trade history and how this commerce influenced the politics, religion, literature, art and architecture of diverse societies.

This fully illustrated lecture series will show how trade has shaped world history through the actions of Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Sogdian, Arab, Italian, Indian, Portuguese, Flemish, Dutch and British merchants. It will show how trade routes carried not only commodities but also ideas, innovations, religions, customs and even diseases that transformed markets, drove progress, and ultimately fed the great collections that we travellers journey to see. Christopher Wood, Director, Australians Studying Abroad.

Please note bookings are essential.  Each afternoon offers 2 lectures, allowing time for a Q&A session at the conclusion of each lecture. A minimal fee of $12.00 per day will apply.

Lecture 1 | 1.00 – 1.50pm

Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Berbers and Romans: Trade and Colonisation in North Africa
by Iain Shearer

Lecture 2 | 2.20 – 3.10pm

The Silk Road in Antiquity: From China to the Caucasus
by Iain Shearer

Bookings Essential

RESERVATIONS: Please book online (see below), or contact ASA on: (03) 9822 6899, Freecall 1800 645755 (outside Melbourne Metro) or email: info@asatours.com.au

VENUE: Theatre, Lauriston Girls’ School, 38 Huntingtower Road, Armadale.

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