Dr. Cathlyn Mariscotti, professor of History at Holy Family University
Professor Mariscotti will describe the vibrant world of Indian Ocean trade uniting East Africa, the Middle East and Asia at a time before European colonization. To see how the region functioned on its own terms, sources such as the accounts of the Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta will be used. In 2014, Dr. Mariscotti was project scholar for a National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association series, “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys–Connected Histories Discussion,” and is the author of Gender and Class in the Egyptian Women’s Movement: 1925-1939 Changing Perspectives.
Supported by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Project on “Changing Environments in East Africa”
Introduced by Millie Savard, professor of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies