The III Congress of International Researchers of Polish History October 11-14, 2017 Kraków

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 The III Congress of International Researchers of Polish History

October 11-14, 2017 in Kraków.

This congress occurs every five years and is a cyclical meeting of academics from throughout the world who, in their research, address not only problems associated with Polish history but also within its culture, arts and sciences. This congress’s guiding theme is “The Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth: History – Memory – Legacy” („Dawna Rzeczpospolita: historia – pamięć – dziedzictwo”). Our aim is to gather in one place and at one time those scholars interested in the phenomena of the Polish – Lithuanian Commonwealth what it was, how it was memorialized over subsequent decades as well as what consequences or manifestations from its existence are seen in the later histories of Poland, Lithuania and the remaining countries who once found themselves within its sphere of influence.

We cordially invite and encourage you to take part in the deliberations of this upcoming congress.

Forthcoming East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450 Titles from Brill

 

Power and Exploitation in the Czech Lands in the 10th – 12th Centuries
Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:00 AM
Power and Exploitation in the Czech Lands in the 10th-12th Centuries: A Central European Perspective offers a unique analysis of the history of early medieval Czech society.
The Burial Dress of the Rus; in the Upper Volga Region (Late 10th-13th Centuries)
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 9:10 AM
This book is devoted to the Old Rus’ dress of the Upper Volga area, as gleaned from the archaeological evidence of the burial sites.
Chosen Places: Constructing New Jerusalems in Slavia Orthodoxa
Friday, February 03, 2017 9:30 AM
In Chosen Places.
Mulieres suadentes- Persuasive Women
Thursday, December 01, 2016 9:25 AM
In Mulieres suadentes – Persuasive Women, Martin Homza scrutinises the genesis of ruler ideology among the most prominent East Central and Eastern European dynasties from the early and later Middle Ages.
The Ideal Ruler in Medieval Bohemia
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:15 AM
The Ideal Ruler in Medieval Bohemia discusses the development of medieval concepts and ideas about just and unjust rulership in medieval Bohemia. This theme is examined in the context of the European political thinking between 6th and 14th centuries.

Source Materials for C/E Europe available Online! – German Speaking

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Compiled by Porta Historica

dMGH – Die digitalen Monumenta Germaniae Historica (dMGH)

dMGH – Die digitalen Monumenta Germaniae Historica (dMGH), commented by Andrea Rzihacek (IMAF)

Link: http://www.mgh.de/dmgh/ [02. 05. 2013]

„Die digitalen Monumenta Germaniae Historica (dMGH)“ is a digitization of all editions that have been published in print by the Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH) since 1826.

DRQEdit – Deutschsprachige Rechtsquellen in digitaler Edition – Digital edition of legal sources in German

DRQEdit – Deutschsprachige Rechtsquellen in digitaler Edition – Digital edition of legal sources in German, commented by Sonja Dünnebeil (IMAF)

Link: http://drw-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/drqedit/ [14. 05. 2013]

The goal of DRQEdit is to make German legal literature of the 15th and 16th centuries available on the Internet. The edition focusses on the reception of Roman law and the adoption of the Ius commune taught at universities into normative texts and everyday legal literature.  The corpus includes printed works until the year 1600 (only first impressions and later issues with significant changes) that are at least partially written in German (including Low German).

Kaiserurkunden in Abbildungen

Kaiserurkunden in Abbildungen, commented by Renate Spreitzer (IMAF)

Link: http://geschichte.digitale-sammlungen.de/kaiserurkunden/online/angebot [02.05.2013]

The website gives access to a digital version of “Kaiserurkunden in Abbildungen” by Theodor von Sickel and Heinrich von Sybel, which appeared in two volumes in 1891. It was soon to become a standard work for diplomatics, one volume containing facsimiles of 364 charters of emperors and kings of the Holy Roman Empire, from the Merovingians until the beginning of the 16th century (716–1517), with a second volume providing detailed descriptions of the charters. It covers all types of regal and imperial charters and thus enables the user to study their outward appearance and their development.

matricula-online – Matrikelbücher online – Church registers online

matricula-online – Matrikelbücher online – Church registers online, commented by Andrea Rzihacek (IMAF)

Link: http://www.matricula-online.eu/ [02. 05. 2013]

„Matricula. Church registers online“ is a digitization of church registers from parishes and religious communities in Austria and Germany. It was initiated by “ICARUS – International Centre for Archival Research”, an association of archives from 23 European states and Canada. In a first pilot phase it provides digitized images of church registers from catholic parishes in Lower Austria (Diözesanarchiv St. Pölten), Upper Austria (Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv), Vienna (Erzdiözese Wien), the catholic dioceses of Passau and Hildesheim, the protestant churches of Rhineland, Kurhessen-Waldeck and the Evangelical Central Archive in Berlin. Some of the registers go back to the early 17th century (individual volumes even further), the years before World War II (in some cases 1939) marking the final period covered by the project.

Monasterium.net

Monasterium.net, commented by Andreas Zajic (IMAF)

Link: http://www.monasterium.net/ [22. 05. 2013]

Monasterium.net is a platform offering online access to a vast range of diplomatic sources from European archives. Starting out as a project restricted to the charters preserved in the archives of monasteries in Lower Austria in the early 2000s it has developed into a collaboration of public (state and municipal) and private (diocesan, monastic and other) archives from 13 Central European countries, bringing together charters from about 110 single archival collections.

Regesten zur Geschichte der Juden in Österreich im Mittelalter

Regesten zur Geschichte der Juden in Österreich im Mittelalter, commented by Renate Spreitzer (IMAF)

Links:

http://www.injoest.ac.at/upload/Regesten_Text.pdf [02.05.2013]

http://www.studienverlag.at/material/STV/OpenAccess/4831openaccess.pdf [02.05.2013]

In 2005 and 2010 two volumes of „Regesten zur Geschichte der Juden in Österreich im Mittelalter“ were published by Eveline Brugger and Birgit Wiedl in printed form. They contain a total of 1144 regests in chronological order, from the beginnings until 1338 (vol. 1) and from 1339 until 1365 (vol. 2). An index of persons and places as well as a bibliography complete the volumes. Both volumes were scanned and are available online in pdf-format.

Two volumes covering the periods from 1366–1386 and from 1387–1404 sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund are currently being prepared and it is to be expected that they will be digitized as well.

RI-Online – Regesta Imperii Online

RI-Online – Regesta Imperii Online, commented by Petra Heinicker and Kornelia Holzner-Tobisch (IMAF)

Link: http://www.regesta-imperii.de [15. 05. 2013]

The project „Regesta Imperii“ (RI) was started in the 19th century by Friedrich Böhmer (1795–1863) and is now one of the most extensive collections of data relating to the history of Europe. It aims at opening up diplomatic and historiographic sources for the history of the Holy Roman Empire from the time of the Carolingians to Emperor Maximilian I (751–1519) as well as for papal history in the early and high Middle Ages. The online-version “RI-Online” covers the contents of all volumes that have been published since 1839, accompanied by indices specially provided for the digital edition.

 

Jewish History Museums in Central Europe

The Jewish Museum in Prague (Židovské muzeum v Praze)

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Established in 1906, the Jewish Museum in Prague is one of the oldest Jewish museums in Europe. Its founders were the historian Salomon Hugo Lieben and the representative of the Czech-Jewish movement and city councillor August Stein. At the core of its collection were items from synagogues that had been demolished as a result of the clearance of the Prague Jewish ghetto.

Current Temporary Exhibition

“Come My Beloved…” Illustrations for the Song of Songs

From 06. 10. 2016 – 09:00 to 12. 03. 2017 – 16:30 Robert Guttmann Gallery, U Staré školy 3, Praha 1

 

Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives

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The Hungarian Jewish Museum opened in January 1916, in a private apartment in Hold utca. The collection, which had been started on the initiative of Jewish intellectuals, already consisted of nearly 1500 objects, first and foremost Jewish ceremonial objects and relics of the history of Hungarian Jewry.
At that time, the collection and display of material objects as mementoes of Jewish culture was a new phenomenon. Up to that time, Jewish museums had been established only in Vienna (1895), Frankfurt, Hamburg (1898), Prague (1906) and St Petersburg (1914). However, Jewish religious objects had been on show earlier in Budapest: in 1884 the Applied Arts Museum was the first in the world to select Judaica for a large, national exhibition, The Historic Gold and Silver Exhibition. Twelve years later, at the National Millennial Exhibition, celebrating a thousand years of the settlement of the Magyars in Hungary, some of these objects were again displayed.
The Hungarian Jewish Museum became a new institute for the preservation of Jewish memory: communities, families and private individuals brought everything they felt was worthy of preservation and important for the presentation of the community

Current Temporary Exhibition

100 years – 100 objects – Jewish Museum 1916-2016

 

The Hungarian Jewish Museum opened a hundred years ago, in January 1916.  The exhibition shows the development of the museum’s collection through one hundred objects in honour of the centenary. Each and every object displayed has its own individual and special story, but looking at them and interpreting them as a whole, we can get to know almost every layer of the history and culture of the Jews in Hungary.

The Museum of Jewish Culture (Múzeum židovskej kultúry) and the Jewish Community Museum (Židovské komunitné múzeum) in Bratislava

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Museum of Jewish Culture is part of the Slovak National Museum. It began to form on the floor of the Historical Museum SNM as a Department of Jewish Culture in 1991. In 1994 it became an independent specialized unit SNM.
The museum focuses on the presentation of spiritual and material culture, and documentation of the Holocaust in Slovakia. Expositions of the public makes everyday life objects, documents, artifacts and fine art. The museum and exposition in the synagogue Žilina, Prešov, Nitra.

Current Temporary Exhibition

The project Greetings from Israel in its third part is a young Israeli artist Rana Karp-Prince.

Ending  05/20/2017

Art History Update: Habsburg and Ottoman Costume Identification, Experiencing Medieval Domesticity, Society for the Study of Church Interiors, Berlin Medieval Art Conference

“Muddling East and West: Costume and Identification in the Early Modern Borderlands of Habsburg and Ottoman Europe

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – 5:30pm   Budapest, Central European University

 

Speaker: Robyn D. Radway

 Budapest, Central European University Nador u. 9, Monument Building Room: Gellner
Date:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – 5:30pm

The multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, bureaucratic organisms referred to as the “German” and “Turkish” Empires and the massive militaries they supported were conglomerates: patchworks with permeable borders into which entrepreneuring men from the borderlands could always migrate and find exciting and rewarding positions to take up their swords and shields. Local troops, carrying their material culture with them as they moved, frequently joined either imperial army to create relentless and highly variegated war machines. This paper explores the relationship between dress and dynastic affiliation on the military borderland between Habsburg and Ottoman Europe. Using extant objects alongside verbal portraits and visual attempts to pinpoint identities in costume books, it shows how locals of the borderland lived in a world where practices of clothing, draping, and arming the body were just as fluid and permeable as the border itself. While diplomats and travelers were cautious to identify and follow formal dress protocol, locals continued their own mixed practices. We see groups commissioning wearable arts across the border, exchanging textile gifts, and forging multiple self-images in conversation with their surroundings. The question of how to tell the subjects of the Sultan apart from the subjects of the Holy Roman Emperor persists today in cataloguing museum collections of material culture. This muddling of costume and identity is essential to grasping how the two rival empires defy models of cultural exchange and the very categorizations of East and West.

Robyn D. Radway is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Princeton University. She specializes in imperial entanglements in politics, culture, society, and the arts in early modern Central and Eastern Europe. Trained as both a historian and art historian, she has worked in a number of international museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic, 1400-1600

unnamedThis interdisciplinary conference examines late medieval and early modern experiences ‘at close quarters’. Building on recent research into the architecture and objects that shaped the pre-modern household, we examine the nooks and crannies, challenges and constructions of the domestic environment, and its interaction with art, literature and thought.

Register here.

Friday, 3rd March. York. Bowland Auditorum, Berrick Saul Building.

Registration 9.00-9.20
Welcome 9.20

Conference Keynote 9.30-10.30

Tara Hamling (University of Birmingham) and Catherine Richardson (University of Kent) A Day at Home in Early Modern England: The Materiality of Domestic Life.

 

Opening: Society for the Study of the Church Interior

IV. FORUM KUNST DES MITTELALTERS / FORUM MEDIEVAL ART

360° – Places, Boundaries, Global Perspectives

BERLIN and BRANDENBURG
20.-23 September 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

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The 4th Forum Medieval Art will focus on research at the geographical and methodological boundaries of classical medieval studies. The various venues in Berlin and Brandenburg with their medieval heritage and their rich collections of Byzantine and Middle Eastern will be taken as a starting point. Accordingly, the conference will highlight the interaction of Central European medieval art and artistic production with other regions ranging from Eastern Europe, Byzantium, the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Mediterranean to the British Isles and the Baltic region. Thus research areas such as Byzantine Studies or Islamic Art History will be brought into the focus and consciousness of medieval studies, particularly in the context of the endangered artistic and architectural monuments of the Middle East. Especially welcome are topics discussing phenomena such as migration, media transformation and changing cultural paradigms. By asking for culturally formative regions at the borders of “Europe” and transcultural contact zones, definitions of the Middle Ages can be put up for debate. As a counterpart to this panorama, research about the region of Brandenburg and Berlin will also be presented. This includes subjects of museum studies and the history of art of and in Berlin, where the development of areas of cultural exchange has a long tradition.

Hosted by: Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft e.V. www.dvfk-berlin.de

Organization:
Christian Freigang & Antje Fehrmann (Freie Universität Berlin),
Kai Kappel & Tina Zürn (Humboldt-Universität Berlin) mit
with other partners in Berlin & Brandenburg

Upcoming C/E Medieval Conferences in September 2017

Monasteries in the Digital Humanities

Deep Roots Leaflet asking for help in NorciaKraków-Tyniec, Benedictine Abbey,
13 September 2017 – 16 September 2017

Deadline for proposals: 15.11.2016

The Conference will focus on the following topics:

a) Presentation of the history of monasteries and religious orders on the internet (monasticons, portals and blogs, websites, databases, maps etc.). Digital reconstruction of former monasteries, virtual monastery libraries, utility rooms in monasteries etc.

b) Digitisation of the written legacy of monasteries.

c) Creation of platforms providing information and bringing together scholars researching monasteries.

d) Dissemination of knowledge of monasteries and religious orders online.

e) Possibilities of creating an online monasticon encompassing monasteries located both in Europe (including Poland) and other parts of the world.

f) Digital tools and resources in humanities research. Problems – solutions – proposals.

Please send us the proposed titles of your full papers (up to 20 min.) and short communication papers (up to 10 min.)

The conference is organised by the Friends of History Society in Wrocław, Branch of the Polish Historical Society, in collaboration with the Institute of History, University of Wrocław, Institute of History, University of Opole, and the Benedictine Abbey of Tyniec.

“The call for papers for Kings & Queens 6 is now out! The theme will be ‘In the Shadow of the Throne’ to focus on the wider members of the dynasty and supporting personnel to the monarch-lots of possibilities there for an exciting conference. The conference will be held in Madrid, hosted by UNED from 12-15 September 2017. There are 20 bursaries available for students and early career researchers which is a very exciting development. Deadline for proposals is 30 March 2017-send these and any queries you may have on the conference to the dedicated email address Kq6Madrid@gmail.com. The call for papers is now live on our website: http://www.royalstudiesnetwork.org/k-q-conference-series 

 

KINGS & QUEENS CONFERENCE SERIES

Image result for king queen spain medieval 12-15 September 2017 Madrid UNED

The theme will be ‘In the Shadow of the Throne’ to focus on the wider members of the dynasty and supporting personnel to the monarch-lots of possibilities there for an exciting conference, hosted by UNED from Madrid.

“The call for papers for Kings & Queens 6 is now out!

There are 20 bursaries available for students and early career researchers which is a very exciting development.

Deadline for proposals is 30 March 2017-send these and any queries you may have on the conference to the dedicated email address Kq6Madrid@gmail.com. The call for papers is now live on our website: http://www.royalstudiesnetwork.org/k-q-conference-series 

 

Medialatinitas 2017

Medieval Latin CommitteeUniversity of Vienna

17-23 September 2017

The next, eighth conference will be held in the week of  in Vienna, Austria.

The proposed theme is: Mittellatein vernetzt / Medieval Latin Networks!

Verortung, Entgrenzung, Globalisierung

Berlin and Brandenburg
20 September 2017 – 23 September 2017

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The 4th Forum Medieval Art will focus on research at the geographical and methodological boundaries of classical medieval studies. The conference will highlight the interaction of Central European medieval art and artistic production with other regions ranging from Eastern Europe, Byzantium, the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Mediterranean to the British Isles and the Baltic region. Especially welcome are topics discussing phenomena such as migration, media transformation and changing cultural paradigms. By asking for culturally formative regions at the borders of “Europe” and transcultural contact zones.

Hosted by: Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft e.V. www.dvfk-berlin.de

For a Full description and Call for Papers visit:
http://mittelalterkongress.de/mittelalterkongress/wb/pages/home.php?lang=EN

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Academic Podcasts on C/E European Medieval and Early Modern History

The Eastern edge of the Central European zone often saw conflict and cultural exchange along its borders.  The Ottoman History Podcast run out of Georgetown University, offers a new medium for scholars to hear about the latest research ongoing in the field.

C/E European Scholars would be most interested in their recent episodes:

Polonia Ottomanica | Michael Polczynski & Paulina Dominik

http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2014/02/ottoman-empire-poland.html

An Armenian Merchant from Poland Visits Safavid Persia | Michael Polczynski

http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2012/03/ottoman-go-betweens-sixteenth-century.html

and

The Wild Filed Podcast, also out of Georgetown University, which, exploring new research on the shared borderlands of Europe and Asia. Areas of study include the Black Sea, the Caucasus, the Pontic Steppe, East Central Europe, and Central Asia, broadly defined. Join us for upcoming episodes on historical and current issues related to

The Wild Field. – See more at: http://www.thewildfield.org/p/about.html#sthash.4o6baIJx.dpuf