March 15, 2017 – Akash Kumar, “All the World on a Board: Chess and Cultural Crossings in Dante and Boccaccio”
Akash Kumar focuses on the crossing of poetry, philosophy, and science in 13th-14th century Italy, emphasizing multicultural knowledge transmission in the medieval Mediterranean. His talk emerges from his second book project on medieval Italian representations of chess and the exchange made possible by the game across gender, religious, and social boundaries.
Akash Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Literature at UC Santa Cruz.
March 15, 2017 | 12:00 PM
Free and open to the public
Humanities Building 1, Room 210
University of California, Santa Cruz