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July 6-9 2015

International Medieval Congress

Venue: Institute for Medieval Studies – University of Leeds

sessions & abstracts


50th International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo
May 14-17 2015

 

CAROLINGIAN MONASTICISM
 

Sessions organized by the Network for the Study of Late Antique and Early Medieval Monasticism Friday, May 15 2015

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May 7

VISCOM Lecture Series

Courtney Booker (UBC Vancouver)

16h30-18h00

Iusta Murmuratio:

The Sound of Scandal in the Early Middle Ages

Seminar Rooms,
Wohllebengasse 12-14
A-1040 Wien


Programme

April 20

13:30-18:45h

In the Shadows of Empire II:

Peripheral polities of Byzantium and the Caliphate

second exploratory workshop

Seminar Rooms, Ground Floor
Wohllebengasse 12-14
1040 Wien


Friday 20 March

Nora Berend

The Myth of Saint Stephen and Building a Community

16:30-18:00

Seminar Rooms, Wohllebengasse 12-14, A-1040 Wien

SFB VISCOM and FSP Gemeinschaftskonzepte, Identitäten und politische Integration (Universität Wien) 


February 12 2015

Presentation

14:00-15:30 (in Arabic)

Asmahan Al-Garoo

Politics and Antiquities in Yemen in the Writings of al-Hasan al-Hamdani in the 10th century


16:00-17:30 (in English)

G. Rex Smith

The Language of Ibn al-Mujāwir's Tārīkh al-Mustabsir 


Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF) & the Institute for Social Anthropology

Location: Seminar Room, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien


Programme

February 5–7, 2015


Symposium

Tantric Communities in Context:

Sacred Secrets and Public Rituals


Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF) & Institut für Kultur- und Geistes­geschichte Asiens

Location: Seminar Room, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien

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Friday 9 January 2015

16:30-18:00h

Presentation

Karl Ubl (Universität zu Köln)

Ein Monument der Alterität:

Die Lex Salica im Kontext der Rechtsbücher
des 5. Jahrhunderts


Location:
Institut für Mittelalterforschung • Seminar Rooms • Wohllebengasse 12-14 • 1040 Wien


December 4 2014
16:00 - 18:00

Presentation

Dr. Eivind Seland (University of Bergen)

The World of the Periplus

Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF)  & the Institute for Social Anthropology

Location:
Seminar Room, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien

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11.-12.09.2014
Internal Meeting

Biannual Project Meeting VIII


 July 07 - 10 2014
Conference

International Medieval Congress

Venue: Institute for Medieval Studies – University of Leeds

Sessions:

Visions of Community, I: Shadows of Empire - Distant Mirrors: The Case of South Arabia [Session No: 1118]
Visions of Community, II: Shadows of Empire - 9th-Century Reflections [Session No: 1218]
Visions of Community, III: Shadows of Empire - 10th- and 11th-Century Reactions [Session No: 1318]
Visions of Community, IV: Shadows of Empire - The Wages of Hindsight [Session No: 1518]
Visions of Community, V: The Meanings of Ethnicity in Early Medieval Europe and South Arabia - A Comparative Perspective [Session No: 1618]


 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Presentations & Discussions
by Michael Kulikowski
(Penn State) & Walter Pohl

Ways to study Barbarians

Old Debates & New Questions

TIME
1600 - 1800

LOCATION
Institut für Mittelalterforschung
Seminar Rooms
Wohllebengasse 12-14
A-1040 Wien

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Monday 23 June 2014

International Workshop

In the Shadows of Empire

Peripheral Polities in the
Eurasian Middle Ages

LOCATION
Institut für Mittelalterforschung
Seminar Rooms
Wohllebengasse 12-14
A-1040 Wien


programme

 

June 25 2014

International Workshop   

Historiographies of Identity VI

Historiography & Identity around 1000 CE:
China an the West

Organized by:
SFB VISCOM
  & Princeton University & OVERMODE

LOCATION
Institut für Mittelalterforschung
Seminar Rooms
Wohllebengasse 12-14
A-1040 Wien


 

 

 

22.05.2014
Presentation

Eric Vallet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Arabia Scribenda
Written Culture & State Building in Medieval Yemen

Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF)  & the Institute for Social Anthropology

Location: Seminar Room, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien

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15-17.04.2014
Workshop

Historiographies of Identity V

Narrating Communities between Latin and Vernaculars

 

Organized by:
SFB VISCOM
  & Princeton University & OVERMODE

Venue:
Centre for Medieval Studies
Institute for Philosophy
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Seminar Room, Ground Floor
Jilská 1
11000 Praha 1


11.04.2014
Presentation

Antoine Borrut (University of Maryland)

Historiography, Identity &
Cultural Memory in Early Islam

Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF)  & the Institute for Social Anthropology

Location: Seminar Room, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien

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 01.04.-02.04.2014
Internal Meeting

Biannual Project Meeting VII


 

 

 

18.03.2014
Presentation

Jonathan Lyon (University of Chicago)

Monasteries and their Advocates
Advocates and their Monasteries

Community-Building across the Secular-Ecclesiastical Divide

in cooperation with the FSP Gemeinschaftskonzepte, Identitäten und politische Integration (Universität Wien)

Seminar Rooms, Wohllebengasse 12-14, Wien 

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16-17 December 2013
Workshop:

Historiographies of Identity IV:

History and Identity towards
the End of the First Millennium

Organized by:
SFB VISCOM
  & Princeton University & OVERMODE

Venue: Seminar Rooms, Institute for Medieval Studies
Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Wien


program

28-29 November 2013
Mid Term Conference:

Meanings of Community
across Medieval Eurasia

Venue: Seminar Rooms, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien

 


 

 

16.-17.09.2013
Landpartie VI
internal meeting

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  1-2 July 2013

Conference:

VISCOM Session Strand at the IMC 2013 

Venue: Institute for Medieval Studies – University of Leeds

Sessions:


110: Visions of Community I: After the End of Ancient Christianity - The Reconfiguration of Late Antique Topographies in Merovingian Historiography and Hagiography

210: Visions of Community II: Related Narratives, Entangled Communities - Strategies of Identification in Central European Historiography and Hagiography

310: Visions of Community III: Time and History in the Construction of Authority

510: Visions of Community IV: Urban Communities in Late Medieval Central Europe, 1350-1550 – Regions

610: Visions of Community V: Urban Communities in Late Medieval Central Europe, 1350-1550 – Relations

710: Visions of Community VI: Conflict and Competition

810: Visions of Community VII: Enclaves of Learning - Religion, Ideologies, and Practices in Europe, Arabia, and Tibet

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20 June 2013

Workshop:

Fred Donner (University of Chicago)

How Ecumenical was Early Islam?

Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF)  & the Institute for Social Anthropology

Location: Seminar Room, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien

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17-18 June 2013
Workshop:

Historiographies of Identity III:

From Post-Roman Multiplicity to Carolingian Convergence


Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF)
in Cooperation with Princeton University & ERC OVERMODE
Venue: Vienna

Location: Seminarraum, Wohllebengasse 12-14, Ground Floor, 1040 Wien

 


 

 

 

 

 

10 June 2013

Workshop:

Jaume Aurell (University of Navarra – Spain)

Narrative Agency in Medieval Catalonia:

Historical Genres and Collective Identity


Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF) and the FSP Gemeinschaftskonzepte, Identitäten und politische Integration (Universität Wien)

Location: Seminarraum, Wohllebengasse 12-14, Ground Floor, 1040 Wien

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7 June 2013

Brainstorming Session

Empires and Communities 1:

Problems and Approaches

Venue: Vienna



Mittelalterliche Hagiographische Sammlungen in Zentraleuropa / Medieval Hagiographical Collections in Central Europe

Venue: Stift Klosterneuburg, Bibliothek

Contact: Martin Haltrich

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program

24-25 May 2013
Workshop:

Historiographes of Identitiy II:

Historiographies as Reflection about Community:

Ancient and Christian Models

in Cooperation with Princeton University
Venue: Princeton
Location: Princeton University

 


 

 

 

 

 

14 May 2013

Presentation/Workshop >

Glenn Bowman (University of Kent)

Chips of Messianic Time:

Imagining and Enacting ‘Mixing’ at Religious Sites


Time: 16h00-17h30

Location: Apostelgasse 23 • 1030 Wien

organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF) & the Institute for Social Anthropology

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19 March 2013

Presentation/Workshop

Gordon Blennemann (Deutsches Historisches Institut, Paris)

How Sociology of Literature might sharpen the Historian’s Eye

Some Observations from Early Medieval Hagiography


Time: 16h00-17h30

Location: Seminar Room 1 – Wohllebengasse 12-14 – 1040 Wien

Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF) and the FSP Gemeinschaftskonzepte, Identitäten und politische Integration (Universität Wien)

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6-9 March 2013
Conference:

The Venetian "Commonwealth" between 1204 and the endof the Republic -
identity and specificities

Palazzo Franchetti
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti


This conference assessed the status qou of current research on the Venetian "Commonwealth" in the long period between the establishment of the Latin Empire of Constantinople in 1204 and the end of Respublica in 1797.

For more information, please see the Tagungsbericht: 'commonwealth veneziano tra 1204 e la fine della repubblica: identità e peculiarità .06.03.2013-09.03.2013, Venezia, in: H-Soz-u-Kult, 09.05.2013


 

 

 

 

 

4 February 2013
Presentation/Workshop

Danijel Dzino
(
Australian Research Council/MacQuarie University, Sydney)

Post-Roman Dalmatia: Collapse, transformation, contact

Prolegomena to the study of a forgotten region


Time: 18h00-19h30

Location: Seminarraum • Wohllebengasse 12-14 • Ground Floor •1040 Wien

Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF) and the Institute for Medieval Research

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24 January 2013
Presentation/Workshop

Paul Dresch
(Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology,
Saint John‘s College, University of Oxford)

Continuity, Change, & Comparison:

What do Mediaeval Europe and South Arabia Suggest?


Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Location: Seminar Room 1 • Apostelgasse 23 • 1030 Wien

Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF) and the Institute for Social Anthropology

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11 December 2012
Presentation

Barbara Rosenwein (Loyola University, Chicago)

An Historian in the Amazon


Location:
Seminar Room 1, Ground Floor, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Wien

Time: 18h30 – 20h00

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21 November 2012
Presentation/Workshop

John Eldevik (Hamilton College, Clinton, New York)

Saracens in the Manuscript Matrix:

Images of the Pagan ‚other‘ and the Transmission of Hagiography in the High Middle Ages


Time: 13h30

Location: Seminar Room 1 • Apostelgasse 23 • 1030 Wien

Organized by
SFB Visions of Community (FWF) and the FSP Gemeinschaftskonzepte, Identitäten und politische Integration (Universität Wien)

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25-26 October 2012
Biannual Project Meeting (internal meeting)


program

19 October 2012
Workshop:

Historiographies of Identity I:

Narrating Community – Methodological Approaches


in Cooperation with
ERC-Project OVERMODE & Princeton University
Venue: Vienna

Location: Seminarraum, Wohllebengasse 12-14, Ground Floor, 1040 Wien

 

 

11 October 2012
Presentation

Eirik Hovden

The political significance of the Mutarrifiyya network:

Zaydi Yemen from the 11th to the 13th century AD

 

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Seminar Room 1 of the Centre for Studies in Asian Cultures and Social Anthropology (1030 Vienna, Apostelgasse 23)


8. October 2012
Symposium

SÜDARABIENFORSCHUNG HEUTE
in Memoriam Walter DOSTAL

Time:18:00 – 21.30

Location: Diplomatische Akademie, A-1040 Wien, Favoritenstraße 15a

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9-12 July 2012

VISCOM Sessions

IMC Leeds   

Visions of Community, I: The Historiography of Identity [Session No: 509]
Visions of Community, II: Empire after Empire [Session No: 609]
Visions of Community, III: Negotiating Empire in the Ninth Century [Session No: 709]


21 June 2012
Presentation

Francesco Borri

Organised by: Interdisziplinärer Arbeitskreis Frühmittelalter

Weißkroatien und die kroatische Wanderung (7. - 10 Jh. n. Chr)
Überlegungen anhand schriftlicher Quellen

Location: Hörsaal 7 des Instituts für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Franz Klein Gasse 1, 1190 Wien 

Time: 18h00 (st!)

An introductory paper can be made available to those who express interest in attending.
For more information, please contact Rutger Kramer


22 June 2012
Workshop/Plenary Session (internal meeting)

Comparative Methods

Location: Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte

Time: 14h00 (st!)

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22 May 2012
Presentation

Johannes PREISER-KAPELLER

Visualising Communities.

Möglichkeiten der Netzwerkanalyse und der relationalen Soziologie für die Erfassung und Analyse mittelalterlicher Gemeinschaften

Location: Seminarraum, Wohllebengasse 12-14, Ground Floor, 1040 Wien

Time: 16h30 (st!) Coffee will be served from 16h00 onward

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9 May 2012
Presentation

Christina Pössel

The Question of Ritual Efficacy

& some Carolingian Answers

Location: Seminarraum, Wohllebengasse 12-14, Groundfloor, 1040 Wien

Time: 16h00 (st!) Coffee will be served from 15h30 onward


25th of April 2012
Presentation

Megan Williams (San Francisco)

The construction of a third-century crisis and the meaning of Rome:

The Historia Augusta and its tradition

Location: Seminarraum, Wohllebengasse 12-14, Groundfloor, 1040 Wien

Time: 16h00 (st!) Coffee will be served from 15h30 onward

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1 March 2012
Round-Table Discussion

A Passion for Bohemia

Über die Liebe Europas zum böhmischen Stil


Location: ÖAW Hauptgebäude, Sitzungssaal, 1. Stock
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
1010 Wien 

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Vienna 26-28 January 2012

Kick-Off Conference

Comparative Methods in the social and historical Sciences

Organisation: Walter Pohl, Andre Gingrich, Helmut Krasser, Christina Lutter, Oliver Schmitt, Rutger Kramer

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20 December 2011

Lecture by Stefan Esders

Eid und Gehorsam:

Vertikale und horizontale Kommunitätsentwürfe im frühmittelalterlichen Mönchtum

Place: Seminarraum, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Wien

Time: 15h00-18h00

For more information: Rutger Kramer


21 October 2011

Introductory Workshop: Connecting Visions


 

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