A FORGOTTEN REGION? EAST CENTRAL EUROPE IN THE “GLOBAL MIDDLE AGES” conference

Department of Medieval Studies of Central European University

Budapest, 27-29th March 2014
Venue: CEU Auditorium, 9 Nádor u., Budapest

27 March, Thursday

9:00-9:30
Opening on behalf of CEU and the Department of Medieval Studies
László KONTLER, Pro-rector for Hungarian and European Union Affairs
Daniel ZIEMANN, Head of Department


9:30-10:00
Session 1, Chair: Niels Gaul
Florin CURTA (University of Florida, Gainesville): East Central Europe: The Gate to Byzantium


10:00-12:00
Session 2, Chair: Katalin Szende
Dariusz ADAMCZYK (German Historical Institute, Warsaw): Arab Silver Redistribution Networks in Early Medieval Eastern Europe: Polycentric Connections and Entangled Hierarchies
Matthias HARDT (Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe, GWZO, University of Leipzig): The Importance of Long–distance Trade for the Slavic Princes of the Early and High Middle Ages
Mária PAKUCS (Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest): Transit Trade and Intercontinental Trade in East Central Europe in the Late Middle Ages
Balázs NAGY (CEU and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): A Region of Prosperity: Economic Interactions in East Central Europe in the Later Middle Ages


12:00-13:00 – Lunch break
12:00-16:00
Bookfair, Venue: Laptop Area of 9 Nádor u., Budapest

13:00-14:30
Session 3, Chair: József Laszlovszky
Martin BAUCH (German Historical Institute, Rome): Environmental Crisis and its Impact on Medieval Societies in Eastern Central Europe and Italy from the Thirteenth to the Fifteenth Century
Péter SZABÓ (Botanical Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno): Royal Forests in East Central Europe: Merovingian Ideas and Local Realities
Magdolna SZILÁGYI (CEU, Budapest): Roads in a Liminal Zone: Trade and Travel across the Borders of Medieval Hungary


14:30-15:30
Session 4 (Poster Session), Chair: Judith Rasson
Teodora ARTIMON (CEU, Budapest): Stephen the Great of Moldavia: a Marginalized Prince?
Dženan DAUTOVIĆ (University of Sarajevo): The Bosnian Medieval State – Western or Eastern Model?
Annamária ÉRSEK (Université Paris Sorbonne): Mid-fourteenth-century Crypto-portraits: East Central Europe as Center of Production
János INCZE (CEU, Budapest): War Financing in East Central Europe. The Pledges of Sigismund of Luxemburg in Hungary
Márta KONDOR (CEU, Budapest): Sigismund of Luxembourg: from Prague to Znojmo across the Whole of Europe
Piotr Dawid KOŁPAK (Jagiellonian University, Krakow): The Characteristics of Saint Patrons of the Polish Kingdom in Medieval Latin Europe
Wojciech KOZLOWSKI (CEU, Budapest): A Dynastic Triangle: Poland, Bohemia and Hungary in the Late Thirteenth Century
Andrej MAGDIČ (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, Maribor): Ptuj from the Ninth to the Eleventh Century – The Town between East and West

Judit MAJOROSSY (Ferenczy Múzeum, Szentendre): Community and Individuality: The Socio-Topography of Butchers in Medieval Urban Space

Christopher MIELKE (CEU, Budapest): Archaeology and Queenship: Gendered power in the Material Record
Ardian MUHAJ (University of Lisbon): When the “Peripheries” Take over the Role of the Centre
Elena SUFF (State Pedagogical University, Chisinau): The Moldo-German Chronicle: A History of Stephen the Great for Occidental Eyes


15:30-16:00 – Coffee
Session 5
Roundtable headed by Daniel ZIEMANN (CEU, Budapest): The Question of Identities
16:00-18:00: Part I – Historical and Archaeological Approaches
Jiří MACHÁČEK (Masaryk University, Brno): “Too Far Away” – the Archaeology of Early Medieval Society in East-Central Europe. The Case of Great Moravia
Trpimir VEDRIŠ (University of Zagreb): Was Croatia Ever Part of the Carolingian Empire?
Sergiu MUSTEATA (Ion Creanga Sate University, Chisinau): The Carpathian-Danube Regions from the Eighth to the Tenth Century

Gábor BRADÁCS (University of Debrecen): The Transition of the Concept of Central Europe in the Ottonian Empire – Historiographic and Diplomatic Analysis
Daniel ZIEMANN (CEU, Budapest): Emperor Otto III and the Birth of Central Europe


18:00-18:30 – Coffee

18:30-19:30- Part II – The question of Identities – Anthropological approaches
Stefan EICHERT (University of Vienna): Differing Perceptions of the Middle Ages in the Eastern Alpine Region – A Case Study of Carinthia/Austria
Mladen ANČIĆ (University of Zadar): For the Triangulation of History: Notes on the Possibilities
of Historical Anthropology in Comparative Studies
Matthew B. KOVAL (University of Florida, Gainesville): Look What those Pagans Did! Uses of the Memory of Pagan Violence in Hungary, Poland, Denmark, and Bulgaria
19:30 – Reception

28 March, Friday
9:00-10:00
John SHATTUCK, Rector and President of CEU: Address in Honor of János M. Bak
Session 6, Chair: Gábor Klaniczay
Felicitas SCHMIEDER (FernUnviersität, Hagen): Medieval Latin Europe Connecting with the Rest of the World: The East Central European Link


10:00-11:30
Session 7, Chair: János Bak
Grischa VERCAMER (German Historical Institute, Warsaw): Different Depictions of Rulership in Europe by Chroniclers of the Twelfth Century – England, Poland and the Holy Roman Empire
Gerald SCHWEDLER (University of Zurich): Crowned: Rituals of Sovereignty in Central Europe in the Later Middle Ages
Marcela K. PERETT (Bard College, Berlin): Re-discovered Kinship: Bohemia and England in the Early Fifteenth Century


11:30-11:45 – Coffee

11:30-14:15
Bookfair, Venue: Laptop Area of 9 Nádor u., Budapest


11:45-13:15
Session 8, Chair: Gerhard Jaritz
Stefan BURKHARDT (University of Heidelberg): Lost Between Empires? East Central Europe and the Two Roman Empires in the Middle Ages
József LASZLOVSZKY (CEU, Budapest): Power Centres and Monasteries
Jan VOLEK (University of Florida, Gainesville): Internal Affair: The First Crusade against the Hussites

13:15-14:15 – Lunch break


14:15-15:45
Session 9, Chair: Felicitas Schmieder
Cameron SUTT and David RANDS (Austin Peay State University, Clarksville): Inheritance:
Prescription and Practice in Árpádian Hungary and Kamakura Japan
Julia BURKHARDT (University of Heidelberg): Negotiating Realms. Political Representation in a “Forgotten Region”
Iurii ZAZULIAK (Ivan Franko National University, Lviv): Slavery, Serfdom and Violence on the Periphery of Eastern Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. Old Themes and New Approaches


15:45-16:00 – Coffee


Session 10
Roundtable headed and challenged by János M. BAK, (CEU, Budapest): A “forgotten”? “region”?


16:00-18:00 Part I
Nora BEREND (University of Cambridge): Medieval Regionalism: A Comparative Approach
Márta FONT (University of Pécs): The Emergence of East Central Europe and Approaches to Internal Differentiation
Anna ADAMSKA (University of Utrecht): Comparing the Comparisons: The Many Literacies of East Central Europe
Gábor KLANICZAY (CEU, Budapest): Possible Items and Methods of Comparison in the Medieval Religious History of Central Europe
Eduard MÜHLE (University of Münster): The Limited Applicability of the Term East Central Europe for Medieval Studies


18:00-18:30- Coffee


18:30-19:30 Part II
Zsolt HUNYADI (University of Szeged): Towards Globalism? Papal-Hungarian Relations as Reflected in the Twelfth-century Charters of the Hungaria Pontificia
Attila BÁRÁNY (University of Debrecen): Early Sixteenth-century Hungary in the Eyes of Westerners: “Shield of Christendom” or a “Remote Land” on the Frontiers of “Barbaricum”?
Anna KUZNETSOVA (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow): East Central Europe as a Notion in Russian Scholarship
Olga KOZUBSKA (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv): Even More Forgotten? Red Rus’, Galicia, Ukraine in (or out of) Context


20:00 – Dinner Venue: Lobby, 13 Nádor u., Budapest

29 March, Saturday
9:30-10:30
Session 13, Chair: Cristian Gaşpar
Johnny Grandjean GØGSIG JAKOBSEN (University of Copenhagen): Friars Preachers in Frontier Provinces of Medieval Europe
Béla Zsolt SZAKÁCS (CEU and Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest): The Place of East Central Europe on the Map of Romanesque Architecture


10:30-11:00 – Coffee


11:00-12:30
Session 14, Chair: Balázs Nagy
Michaela ANTONÍN MALANÍKOVÁ (Palacký University, Olomouc): “The Golden Age” of Female Engagement in Medieval Urban Economy? Lands of the Bohemian Crown in a Comparative Perspective
Beata MOZEJKO (University of Gdansk): Late Medieval Gdansk as a Transmitter between Regions: Western European, Hanseatic and Central European Contacts
Katalin SZENDE (CEU, Budapest): Town Foundations in Central Europe and the New World in a Comparative Perspective


12:30-13:15 – Lunch break


13:15-14:45
Session 15, Chair: Marcell Sebők
Julia VERKHOLANTSEV (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia): Myths of Origin and the Art of Etymology in Medieval Chronicles Written in Bohemia, Poland, Croatia, and Hungary
Robert ANTONÍN (University of Ostrava): From Warrior to Knight – The Paths of Chivalric Culture in the Central European Space on the Example of the Czech Lands
Mária DOBOZY (University of Utah, Salt Lake City): Evidence of Cultural Exchange in German and Hungarian Music and Song in Print


14:45-15:00 – Coffee


15:00-16:00
Session 16, Chairs: Katalin Szende, Daniel Ziemann, Balázs Nagy
Kevin BROWNLEE – Julia VERKHOLANTSEV (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia): Europa Indivisa: Towards a Global Middle Ages (A Pilot Seminar Project)
Márta FONT (University of Pécs): A Forgotten Region? Or Necessity of Publicity?


Concluding remarks, future plans