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What Columbus Discovered – N. Wey-Gomez

The topic is “What Columbus Discovered” for this lecture by Nicolas Wey-Gomez, who is a professor of history at Caltech.

Wey-Gomez explores some of the facts and fiction surrounding Columbus’s geographical surveys of the Bahamas and Caribbean Basin. He will show how the navigator’s discoveries revolutionized old ideas about the globe, and how science, faith, and politics shaped the momentous encounter between Europe and the Americas.