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Revisiting the Question of Pre-Columbian Contact between Mayan and Egyptian Cultures

Dear Colleagues,

New Year greetings. I will be teaching 'Medicine, Science and Technology in World History' this semester. Debates over crosscultural contact and exchange versus independent development are central to the undertaking. Among other historical cases, I plan to raise the question of possible pre-Columbian contact between the Mayan and Egyptian cultures. Along these lines, I've come across the following sources in my brief, limited searches thus far:

Panel on Situating the Environment in World History courses: AHA 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I’m interested in organizing a panel for the AHA 2020 that will explore ways for incorporating the environment in world history courses, particularly in survey courses and in the pre-industrial period, though I am flexible.  If interested, let me know.

Sincerely, Matthew Herbst


UC San Diego