János M. Bak research fellowship: Call for applications

János M. Bak Research Fellowship

on Medieval Central Europe

 

Application deadline:     October 15, 2019

Starting date:                    January 1, 2020 (upon agreement)

Duration:                           3 months

 

The Board of the János M. Bak Research Fellowship on Medieval Central Europe invites applications for its 2020 call. The recipient will be an early- or mid-career researcher (no more than 15 years from the award of the PhD, excluding periods of maternity/paternity leave) who has already made a significant contribution to research in any field of study on Central Europe in the period between 800 and 1600 CE. The fellowship, which is funded by colleagues, friends, and former students of Professor Bak, is open to scholars of any nationality, irrespective of employment status. While hosted by the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University, Budapest, Janos Bak Research Fellows will also join the academic community of CEU’s Institute for Advanced Study and will be able to be accommodated in the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse.

Applicants to the fellowship have to submit a CV, a list of publications and a research plan (c. 500 words) proposing a visible output such as an article, book chapter, exhibition, film, or other form of publication. Fellows will be asked to give a public lecture at CEU and be available for consultation with CEU students. The duration of the fellowship in 2020 will be three months, preferably from January to March 2020. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of EUR 2000 and are expected to be in residence in Budapest.* Please send your application package to bakfellowship@ceu.edu

 

* Travel expenses to/from Budapest will be refunded up to the limit of EUR 300.  At present the rent for a self-contained apartment in Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse is 500 EUR per month and will be payable from the fellowship award. Fellows wishing to make alternative accommodation arrangement, maybe able to do so by prior agreement. When applicable, visa costs will be refunded.

 

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Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

For more information, please visit www.ceu.edu and https://medievalstudies.ceu.edu/

Call for papers – London and Leeds, June-July 2020

Dear members of the MECERN,

Please see the attached Call for papers related to two sessions in larger conferences that will be held at the Ninth Quadrennial Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East, from June 29th to July 3rd, in London; and the International Medieval Congress, from 6th to 9th of July, in Leeds.

Many of you may be interested, especially those working on the Baltic area. Lithuania SSCLE and IMC 2020 CFP

Call for papers (for Hungarian speakers): Történeti táj – tájrégészet: eredmények és perspektívák a magyarországi tájrégészeti kutatásban

 

 

Konferencia felhívás

 

Történeti táj – tájrégészet: eredmények és perspektívák a magyarországi tájrégészeti kutatásban

 


Időpont:

2017 november 2-3.

Helyszín:

MTA Humán Tudományok Kutatóháza

1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán u. 4.

 

A különböző korok közösségei sokféle módon alakították maguk körül a  tájat, különféle gazdasági, társadalmi, politikai vagy vallási szempontok szerint. Az egymást követő generációk tovább építették a „történeti tájat“, és e változások egymásra rétegződésével vált maga a táj is több korszak nyomát magán viselő, összetett régészeti jelenséggé.

Az elmúlt évtizedekben a magyar  kutatás gyakran fordult a régészeti jelenségek táji értelmezése felé, és járult hozzá  a tájrégészet hazai megerősödéséhez.  Mostanra időszerűvé vált az eddig elért eredmények összegzése és a kutatás jövőbeli feladatainak áttekintése egy széles együttműködésben megvalósuló konferencia keretein belül. A rendezvény kettős célt szolgál: egyrészt bemutatja a korábbi hazai kutatások legfontosabb tendenciáit, másrészt áfogó körképet nyújt a legfrissebb projektekről, eredményekről és célkitűzéseikről a hazai és nemzetközi kutatás keretei között. A konferencián sorra kerülő kerekasztal beszélgetések lehetőséget nyújtananak a tájrégészet különböző irányzataival foglalkozó szakemberek közti eszmecserére, és a szakterületek kérdésfeltevéseinek, módszereinek kölcsönös megismerésére is.

Az előadások hét témakör köré szerveződnek: Mi a tájrégészet? / Környezetrégészet – tájrégészet / Település és táj / Tájhasználat / Kommunikáció, hálózatok / Szimbolikus táj / A tájrégészet módszerei. Az egyes blokkokat egy-egy, a témakörök hazai kutatását áttekintő előadás vezeti fel. A szervezők elsősorban olyan, a fenti témakörökbe sorolható előadásokat várnak, melyek egy-egy konkrét kutatás bemutatásán túl általánosabb, problémafelvető, módszertani jellegű kérdésekkel jelentkeznek.

Jelentkezési határidő: 2017. augusztus 31.

 

A konferencia nyelve magyar, a 20 perces előadásokat rövid vita követi majd. Jelentkezni előadással vagy poszterrel a mellékelt jelentkezési lapon lehet, amely az alábbi linken letölthető. A konferencián történő részvétel ingyenes. Az előadások anyagából várhatóan gyűjteményes publikáció készül.

 

A kitöltött jelentkezési lapokat az alábbi email-címekre várjuk:

zatyko.csilla@btk.mta.hu

szilagyi.magdolna@btk.mta.hu

 

Jelentkezési lap

Történeti táj – tájrégészet:

eredmények és perspektívák a magyarországi tájrégészeti kutatásban

konferencia

2017 november 2-3.

MTA Humán Tudományok Kutatóháza

1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán u. 4.

 

 

előadás                                                                                 poszter*

 

Név/munkahely:

Előadás/poszter címe:

Javasolt szekció:

Absztrakt (cca. 300 szó):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A kitöltött jelentkezési lapokat az alábbi email-címekre várjuk:

zatyko.csilla@btk.mta.hu

szilagyi.magdolna@btk.mta.hu

 

*a megfelelő aláhúzandó

Call for papers: Hungarian Historical Review

Call for journal articles

The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its third issue in 2018, the theme of which will be “An environmental history of wars in Central Europe”

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: September 30, 2017 The deadline for the accepted papers: January 31, 2018

The environmental changes of the last millennium in East Central Europe have been studied for decades, and historians, archaeologists, and natural scientists have made substantial contributions to a more nuanced understanding of the relationships between the environment on the one hand and cultural and political history on the other. Historical processes can hardly be grasped in their complexity without some understanding of the changes that have taken place in the natural environment, and yet for the most part environmental history has remained a marginal topic or perspective in the study of the history of East Central Europe. Indeed, in many countries of the region it is still regarded as an auxiliary discipline of importance primarily simply because it adds an interdisciplinary angle to more traditional historical inquiries.

Environmental history does not have a single agenda. It is neither a turn nor a paradigm in historiography. There are many ways to write environmental history. For their part, archaeologists, geologists, geographers, biologists, palynologists, climatologists etc. have made important contributions, but their work and methodologies have not yet been organized systematically to produce a holistic picture precisely because of the absence of a synthetic historical approach. Furthermore, sometimes these scientists have neglected one another’s work, and some of the different disciplines continue to arrive at contradictory findings.

In Western European and U.S. scholarship, one of the problems which has drawn significant interest is environmental change brought about by military conflicts. The environmental legacy of wars has been intensely studied in the last two decades, in part in connection with the visible destruction and environmental impact of the two World Wars, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War. Dozens of major works have focused on the environmental transformation of landscapes in regions affected by war. However, most of these works addressed the problem of the environmental footprint of wars in modern times and, in particular, the twentieth century. Very few studies examined how military tactics in medieval or early modern times transformed the environment in various parts of Central Europe. The Hungarian Historical Review seeks contributions that will enrich our understanding of the environmental history of wars, broadly understood. The questions the articles should address may include but are not limited to:

– the impact of periods of war on landscape;

– changes in landscapes after wars;

– military industry and its impact on historical environments;

– landscapes of peace;

– the roles of weather and climate in military campaigns;

– the roles of landscapes in determining military tactics

The long-range goal is to summarize the related efforts in order to enhance communication among different fields of the sciences and foster exchanges among researchers of different nationalities. The short-term goal is to present a general, overall picture of our knowledge of environmental changes brought about by wars.

We invite the submission of abstracts on the questions and topics raised above.

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words and a short biographical sketch with a selected list of the author’s five most important publications (we do not accept full CVs).

The editors will ask the authors of selected abstracts to submit their final articles (max. 10,000 words) no later than January 31, 2018. The articles will be published after a double blind peer-review process. We provide proofreading for contributors who are not native speakers of English.

All articles must conform to our submission guidelines: http://hunghist.org/index.php/for-authors .

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: September 30, 2017. Proposals should be submitted by email: hunghist@btk.mta.hu

The Hungarian Historical Review is a peer-reviewed international quarterly of the social sciences and humanities the geographical focus of which is Hungary and East-Central Europe. For additional information, including submission guidelines, please visit the journal’s website: www.hunghist.org

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

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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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New Title: Ties of Kinship: Genealogy and Dynastic Marriage in Kyivan Rus’

Christian Raffensperger, Ties of Kinship, Genealogy and Dynastic Marriage in Kyivan Rus’ (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 2016) ISBN 9781932650136

The warp and weft of political and social relationships among the medieval elite were formed by marriages made between royal families. Ties of Kinship establishes a new standard for tracking the dynastic marriages of the ruling family of Rus´—the descendants of Volodimer (Volodimeroviči). Utilizing a modern scholarly approach and a broad range of primary sources from inside and outside Rus´, Christian Raffensperger has created a fully realized picture of the Volodimeroviči from the tenth through the twelfth centuries and the first comprehensive, scholarly treatment of the subject in English.

Alongside more than twenty-two genealogical charts with accompanying bibliographic information, this work presents an analysis of the Volodimeroviči dynastic marriages with modern interpretations and historical contextualization that highlights the importance of Rus´ in a medieval European framework. This study will be used by Slavists, Byzantinists, and West European medievalists as the new baseline for research on the Volodimeroviči and their complex web of relationships with the world beyond.