Conference: Representations of Prince-bishops in the late Middle Ages and early modern times (Fürstbischöfliche Repräsentation im Spätmittelalter und der Frühen Neuzeit), Heilig-Geist-Kirche, Passau, October 05–06, 2018

Friday 5 October 2018 Veste Oberhaus, Tagungsraum 12:30 – 13:00 Uhr Get together 13:00 – 13:30 Uhr Begrüßung durch Oberbürgermeister Jürgen Dupper (Stadt Passau) Sektion 1: Fürstbischöfliche Herrschaftsinszenierung im Schlossbau Sektionsleitung: Herbert W. Wurster (Verein für Ostbairische Heimatforschung e.V.) 13:30 – 14:00 Uhr Verena Friedrich (Universität Würzburg): “…weilen derselbe die neüe haubdtstiegen herauff geführet worden…”Continue reading “Conference: Representations of Prince-bishops in the late Middle Ages and early modern times (Fürstbischöfliche Repräsentation im Spätmittelalter und der Frühen Neuzeit), Heilig-Geist-Kirche, Passau, October 05–06, 2018”

CFP: Bishops’ Identities, Careers and Networks, University of Aberdeen, 26 May and 27 May 2017

Call for Papers: Conference: Bishops’ Identities, Careers and Networks Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen 26 May and 27 May 2017 Bishops were powerful individuals who had considerable spiritual, economic and political power. To be a bishop was to be a leader who might crown kings or foment rebellion. So who became bishops? What wereContinue reading “CFP: Bishops’ Identities, Careers and Networks, University of Aberdeen, 26 May and 27 May 2017”

CFP: Power of the Bishop III: Bishops as Diplomats 1000-1400 (Cardiff University, 1-2 June 2017)

Power of the Bishop III: Bishops as Diplomats 1000-1400 (Cardiff University, 1-2 June 2017) Deadline for Abstracts: 20 February 2017 This two-day conference will explore the importance of diplomacy in a bishop’s career. How bishops responded to situations was often crucial to building or destroying their reputations, and, sometimes, their very lives depended on theirContinue reading “CFP: Power of the Bishop III: Bishops as Diplomats 1000-1400 (Cardiff University, 1-2 June 2017)”

Call for Papers: Power of the Bishop in Western Europe 1000-1300: Episcopal Personalities

Cardiff University is pleased to announce the up-coming symposium on the episcopal office in the Middle Ages, to be held 10-12 June 2015. There is tendency in modern historiography to approach the episcopal office, its associated duties, and episcopal power and authority abstractedly, detaching the office from the personalities which brought it to life.  The conference aims toContinue reading “Call for Papers: Power of the Bishop in Western Europe 1000-1300: Episcopal Personalities”

PhD studentship: The Identities and Networks of bishops in the late medieval North Atlantic

AHRC-funded PhD studentship in conjunction with the project “A prosopographical study of bishops’ careers in northern Europe”    Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship to undertake research on selected bishoprics in the archdiocese of Nidaros between 1250 and the Reformation. The Studentship will be held at the University of Aberdeen, beginning on the 1st ofContinue reading “PhD studentship: The Identities and Networks of bishops in the late medieval North Atlantic”