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German Historical Institute Workshop on Medieval Germany

When May 05, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where German Historical Institute London
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Organised by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society.

Conveners: Len Scales (Durham University) and Cornelia Linde (GHIL)

Due to limited seating, please register your attendance with Carole Sterckx: by 2 May 2017.

9:00 Arrival

9:20 Welcome

9:30 Session 1 (Chair: Cornelia Linde)

Levi Roach (Exeter): The Ottonians and Italy

Robert Gramsch-Stehfest (Jena): Entangled Powers: Network Analytical Approaches to the History of the Holy Roman Empire during the Staufer Period

Kevin Lord (Yale): When does the King become Emperor? The Case of Ludwig IV of Bavaria and His Idea of Imperial Law

11:00 coffee break

11:30 session 2 (Chair: Len Scales)

Duncan Hardy (Cambridge): Concepts of Reform and their Institutional Contexts in the Fifteenth-Century Holy Roman Empire

Ben Pope (Durham): ‘The Oppression of the Nobility’: Town, Country and Identity in Late Medieval Germany

Christine Reinle (Gießen): Practicabatur in illis diebus lex injustitiae et violentiae ... Feuding in the Late-Medieval Empire in the Light of Recent Research

13:00 lunch

14:00 Session 3 (Chair: Levi Roach)

Anne Foerster (Kassel): Dowager Queens and Empresses in High Middle Age Germany

Eva-Maria Cersovsky (Köln): Beguines – Confraternities – Hospitals. Assessing Women’s Role in Caring for the Ill and Needy in Later Medieval Strasbourg

Shami Ghosh (Toronto): Measuring Commercialisation in the Countryside: Southern Germany in the Later Middle Ages

15:30 coffee break

16:00 Session 4 (Chair: Ben Pope)

Catherine Coffey (Belfast): Medieval Spin Doctors: an Analysis of the Interplay between Political and Salvation History in the Annolied

Mark Whelan (London): Florentine Cobblers, Pagan Princesses, and a 120 year-old English Virgin: the (Imaginary) Courtly Followers of Sigismund of Luxemburg

17:00 End

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