Middle Ages in Global Entanglement.
Integrative and Disintegrative Effects of
In the course of the work of the Priority Programme, questions of
integration and desintegration of cultures produced research dynamics
that made it difficult to seperate Europe from the Mediterranean or
Scholars of transcultural Medieval Studies have to transcend Europe`s
conventional borders and look beyond the Latin West and even a
multireligious and multi-cultural Europe at Europe´s place in
global entanglemet. Members of the Priority Programme are specifically
interested in exchange with colleagues whose focus of research lies
outside of Europe, in Asia and Africa.
To spark such a transdisciplinary debate about questions of a global
history of the Middle Ages, it seems appropriate to focus on processes
of integration an disintegration caused by migrations. Not only is
migration a global phenomenon which has shaped the history of humankind
in all places and at all times. It also necessarily results in
transcultural entanglement by transplanting people into new social
environments, thereby evoking contacts and conflicts. Thus, migrants
and the societies they migrate into, transform each other.
After six years of research into cultural dynamics in medieval Europe,
the Priority Programme will conclude its activities with an
international conference entitled "The European Middle Ages in Global
Entanglement. Integrative and Disintegrative Effects of
Migrations". The conference especially welcomes Ph.D. students
and PostDocs from Germany and abroad.
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Tagungszentrum Katholische Akademie
Hannoversche Straße 5b
Tel.: +49 (0)30 28 48 60
Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 20 37 00
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