The German Historical Institutes of Paris and Rome are launching an online seminar series on “Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History” in the academic year 2021/2022. The events will take place every two months on the following dates: 28th September 2021, 23rd November 2021, 25th January 2022, 29th March 2022, and 24th May 2022. They are aimed at both young scholars and established scholars from all medieval disciplines. The intention is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum where diverse topics and methodological approaches can be presented and discussed.
The Institutes cordially invite interested researchers to present and discuss their ongoing or recently completed work before an international audience.
The geographical area is deliberately not clearly defined and includes Europe, as well as the Mediterranean region in its broadest sense. Also comprised are interconnections between the Euro-Mediterranean area and other world regions. The following topics are in focus:
- Cross-regional, transcultural, and interreligious entanglements (processes/results)
- Overlapping Spaces: Between geographic borders and cultural contacts
- Social networks and interpersonal relations
- Mobility and migration
- Transfer, diffusion and adaptation (of ideas, knowledge and material objects)
The seminar will focus on discussion. Presenters are therefore asked to submit a paper of max. 5000 words to the coordinators 10 days before the event. In the online seminar itself, only a 10-minute keynote presentation will be given. A subsequent 10-minute commentary by a specialist will stimulate the discussion, for approximately 45 minutes. The seminar will be held in English.
Please send an abstract (1-2 pages) and short curriculum vitae (with list of publications, if possible) by 15th June 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.