Séminaire – Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History

First Online Seminar Series
Organised by the German Historical Institutes of Paris and Rome

The German Historical Institutes of Paris and Rome are launching a new online seminar series on « Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History » in the academic year 2021/2022. The events take place every two months. They are aimed at both young and established scholars from all medieval disciplines. The intention is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum where diverse topics and methodological approaches can be presented and discussed.


The geographical area is deliberately not clearly defined and includes Europe, as well as the Mediterranean region in its broadest sense. Also comprised are interconnections between the Euro-Mediterranean area and other world regions. The following topics are in focus:

  • cross-regional, transcultural, and interreligious entanglements (processes/results).
  • overlapping spaces: between geographic borders and cultural contacts
  • social networks and interpersonal relations
  • mobility and migration
  • transfer, diffusion and adaptation of ideas, knowledge and material objects

    Seminar schedule Each seminar focuses on discussion and is held in English. The presenter submits her/his paper (max. 5000 words ) about 10 days before the event so that all participants can read it in advance. In the online seminar itself, only a 10-minute keynote presentation will be given. A subsequent 10-minute commentary by a specialist will stimulate the following discussion.

    Complete program and registration Tuesdays, 17.00-18.00 (Paris/Rome time)
    September 28, 2021 – November 23, 2021 – January 25, 2022 – March 29, 2022 – May 24, 2022

    Contact Amélie Sagasser: asagasser@dhi-paris.fr – Kordula Wolf: wolf@dhi-roma.it

Programme :

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 5:00–6:00 PM (Paris/Rome)

From Convivencia to Entanglement. Interpreting Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Retellings of the Hebrew Bible in Medieval Iberia
Speaker: David Wacks (Eugene OR)
Discussant: Matthias M. Tischler (Barcelona)

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 5:00–6:00 PM (Paris/Rome)

Crusader Relics Re-shaping Monastic Identity. The Latin East, the Abbey of Cluny, and the Lost finger of Saint Stephen
Speaker: Miriam Tessera (Milan)
Discussant: Christopher Gerrard (Durham)

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 5:00–6:00 PM (Paris/Rome)

The eikouménē. Traffic and Transmission of Musical Signs across the Eastern Mediterranean during the Renaissance
Speaker: Patrick Becker-Naydenov (Leipzig)
Discussant: Judith I. Haug (Istanbul)

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 5:00–6:00 PM (Paris/Rome)

Mobility, Diversity, and Connectivity. Medieval Southern Italy/Sicily through the Lens of Transnational History
Speaker: Valerie Ramseyer (Wellesley MA)
Discussant: Dominique Valérian (Paris)

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:00–6:00 PM (Paris/Rome)

Scandinavian-Mediterranean Entanglements (11th–13th centuries)
Speaker: Francesco D’Angelo (Rome)
Discussant: Kathryn Hain (Marquette NE)

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