Sebastian Prange studies the history of trade and traders on the Malabar Coast in southwestern India. His work argues for the importance of studying South Asia as part of the wider Indian Ocean world by exploring the trans-oceanic networks that integrated the region into circulatory exchanges of goods, texts, ideas, individuals, and allegiances.
The history of the Muslim world in its global dimensions from its origins to the present day through the themes of religion, law, politics, culture, and modernity. HIST 280 will introduce students to the methods of historical practice, including primary-source analysis, historical writing, library and research skills, and public history.
Medieval India explored through stories from and about India's pre-modern past. Examines trends in society, religion, politics, and material life to reveal the dynamism of this period and to challenge simplified narratives of Hindu-Muslim conflict.