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Historical Geography and Cartography of the Black Sea in Antiquity

The aim of this course is to familiarise the student with the historical and cultural geography specifically of the Black Sea region. The focus will be on the interaction between people and the Black Sea area during the ancient and Byzantine periods as well as the spread of culture in the region, the cartographic survey of this region in the above-mentioned periods and its contribution to historical and archaeological scientific issues.

Learning outcomes
Upon completing the course the students will have gained:

  • know the principles and objectives of the historical and cultural geography and be able to apply them in the Black Sea region for the ancient andmedieval periods
  • be in a position to research the interaction between people and the surrounding area of the specific region and specific eras
  • be able to reconstitute the landscape of different regions within the Black Sea area during specific epochs and interpret the spatial and cultural changes which occurred in these regions

  • be familiar with the geographic and cartographic survey of the Black Sea area during the ancient and medieval periods and be able to use this knowledge both archaeologically and historically.