This workshop aims at discussing how knowledge and techniques related to empire building developed through exchanges of experience and models, as well as individual mobility. The area under consideration is Eurasia from "the age of Mongol expansion" to the 18th c. Papers will be presented by scholars belonging to different fields of expertise and at different stages of their careers.
9h30 - Welcome and introduction, Silvia Sebastiani (CRH/GHC)
9h45 - Connections between the early modern world and the Manchu conquest of China: building a circumstantial case, Nicola Di Cosmo (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton)
11h - Reexamination of Mongol administration: the case of ulughbitigchi in Iran, Mandkhai Lkhagvasuren (Université de Tokyo/ GHC)
11h45 - Pre-Mongol but Post-Sneath: Steppic governmental knowledges on the Longue Durée, Etienne de la Vaissière (CETOBAC)
12h30 - Lunch Break
14h - The Discovery of a greater Asia: a drive to the expansion (13th-15th centuries), Thomas Tanase (UMR 8167 "Orient et Méditerranée")
14h45 - Comparing "Chinese" and "Manchus" in European sources of the early modern period, Antonella Romano (CAK/GHC)
15h30 - Science and the construction of the Qing Empire (17th-18th centuries), Catherine Jami (CECMC)
16h15 - Coffee/tea break
16h45 - From Tartary to Europe via China: Some considerations on 18th and 19th century European translations of Tulisen's Yiyulu, Wu Huiyi (Needham Research Insitute, Cambridge/CECMC)
17h30 - Knowledge and the construction of empires in a global perspective, Alessandro Stanziani (CRH/GHC), Xavier Paulès (CECMC/GHC), Corinne Lefèvre (CEIAS/GHC) et Maria Portuondo (Jonhs Hopkins University)
Workshop organised by Catherine Jami (CECMC), Mandkhai Lkhagvasuren (Université de Tokyo/ GHC) and Antonella Romano (CAK/GHC).