The Maps of Myriad Kingdoms: translation and the circulation of cartographic knowledge between East Asia and Early Modern Europe
2016 - 2017 (January-June)
Florin-Stefan Morar is PhD Candidate in History of Science at Harvard University. His research is at the intersection between history of science and global history. Using original sources in Chinese, Manchu, Italian, French, Latin, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Dutch, his dissertation discusses the translation and circulation of cartographic knowledge between East Asia and Early Modern Europe with a focus on world maps. He previously completed studies in Europe, the United States and China and has a personal interest in travel and learning languages. His work has been published or is under consideration in leading journals in his field.