Global Geographies of Knowledge: Creating, Representing, and Commodifying Ideas Across Early Modern Places, 1400-1800




St. Louis, MO


June 26-July 21, 2023


4 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience



Global Geographies of Knowledge is a four-week NEH Higher-Education Institute that will take place at Saint Louis University (June 26-July 21, 2023). It explores the centrality of spatial analysis in teaching and research dedicated to world history and the history of knowledge (1400-1800). Participants will exchange with leading scholars in fields such as historical geography, history of science, art history, history of empires, history of religions, and comparative world history, while interacting with partner institutions, such as the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Jesuit Archives, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Becker Medical Library, and the St. Louis University Special Collections.

Project Director(s)

Claire Gilbert; Fabien Montcher; Charles Parker

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Julia Adams; Heather Ferguson; Miles Ogborn; Ricardo Padrón; Eileen Reeves; Benjamin Schmidt; James Sweet; Karin Vélez

Grantee Institution

Saint Louis University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs