Gutenberg Academy becomes the Gutenberg Academy Honors Programme!
After Florian Groll and Regina Molitor, Deanna Pellerano and Eduard Visintini have now also been accepted into the Gutenberg Academy Honours Program. We congratulate them warmly and are delighted that they have been awarded this honour.



Cooperation meeting with the Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters
The cooperation with the Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters was successfully continued this year. With Dr. Peter Lehnhardt and Amitai Glass, two scholars from the University of the Negev came to us this year. The programme included a public guest lecture in the research colloquium, an excursion to the Jewish sites in Worms and a guided tour of the Martinus Library of the Diocese of Mainz by its director, Dr Hedwig Suwelack.












Regina Molitor has been accepted ino the Gutenberg Academy

Regina Molitor has been accepted into the Gutenberg Academy, we congratulate her! The Gutenberg Academy was founded in 2006 as an interdisciplinary institution of the JGU Mainz to offer up to 25 outstanding doctoral students the opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange with international experts. In addition to specific expertise, the focus is on the examination of general scientific discourses. Through a specific mentoring model, the junior members are supported and encouraged on their professional path to science. The Gutenberg Academy creates spaces for networking and offers excellent young researchers prospects for other university or non-scientific future fields of activity. Here the pressrelease


Vortrag von Goldie Nagy auf der Absolventenfeier der Universität Hamburg

On 3 December, our PhD student Goldie Nagy was invited to give the keynote speech at the graduation ceremony 2020-2022 of the Department of Cultural Studies. Under the dome of the historic main building of the University of Hamburg, she presented the results of her Master's thesis "Mensch-Tier-Beziehungen in den römischen Donauprovinzen. An interdisciplinary examination of funerary representations of dogs and horses and archaeozoological findings" in front of about 120 graduates, their relatives and lecturers.

Congratulation to Katharina Schoneveld and Helen Wiedmaier to their successful defences!!









Excursion to Trier, 10-11th September 2022

"The Fall of the Roman Empire" is the title of the RLP State Exhibition presented in Trier this year. In no less than 3 museums (Landesmuseum, Museum am Dom, Stadtmuseum Simeonsstift) the topic was illuminated. In addition to visiting the museums (thanks to the museum night even more than originally planned), the city's history was of course not neglected. A special highlight was the visit to the excavations of the late antique grave complex under St. Maximin.







24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Italy August 2022

Last week the cities of Venice and Padova hosted the 24th International Congress of Byzantine studies and our GRK took an active part in this meeting.The spokesperson of the GRK, Prof Johannes Pahlitzsch together with Zachary Chitwood supervised the round table on Byzantine pious foundations. GRK postdoc Roman Shliakhtin organized a thematic session of free communications and delivered two presentations on Byzantium and Turkic pastoralists in the twelfth century. The associated postdoc, Tristan Schmidt moderated a session of free communication and presented yet another paper in the other session on blind generals in twelfth-century Byzantium. Our Phd student Maria Rukavichnikova used the Congress for networking and atteneded a number of papers on Palaiologoi. We are proud of our assciated PhD Student, Guoda Gediminskaite who played an active role in the team that assisted scholars on the ground. The Congress allowed the GRK members to demonstrate the potential of our team to the community of international scholars. It was good to see the colleagues again, in real life and not on the screen.


Current publication: Mainz Research on War Cultures

What contribution can historical classifications and investigations make to the question of the causes of wars and the possibilities of overcoming them?

Heike Grieser and Manuel Krumbiegel explore this question in the current issue No. 105 of the journal "World and Environment of the Bible" and outline investigations and results of the Research Training Group 2304 "Byzantium and the Euromediterranean War Cultures. Exchange, Demarcation and Reception."

You can find the complete article here GrieserKrumbiegel (2022)_Byzantinische und andere Kriegskulturen


Mainzer Sprachbrücke

When the first Ukrainian refugees arrived in Mainz, Alex Mihai, our student assistant, had the idea of supporting the new arrivals with German courses. A small Instagram appeal turned into a project in which more than 20 volunteers now organise language courses for children and adults, partly on the premises of the JGU. An Ukrainian Saturday school has been set up for primary school children, and there are also regular fundraising campaigns - for example, in spring 55 backpacks filled with writing and learning materials were handed over to schoolchildren. On 17th August, the Mainzer Sprachbrücke presented itself to the Mayor of Mainz, Michael Ebling, in the presence of JGU President Prof. Dr. Georg Krausch.



What a beautiful setting for a conference! Our PhD student Deanna Pellerano gave a presentation at MedRen Conference 2022 on "The Many Lives of Death: A Functional Perspective on the Early 16th Century Déploration"


Abstract: Jean Mouton’s short secular canon "Qui ne regrettroit" on the death of his colleague Antoine Févin
(c.1511-1512) pales in comparison to other lengthier, richer, and more intricate déplorations. This
déploration serves two functions—secular confraternal and authorial. Through a musical, contextual,
and literary analysis, I demonstrate that despite its secularity, Mouton’s canon could have still served
as a functional source of mourning. By comparing the context of work’s presumed performance in
France and its printed transmission in Andrea Antico’s Motetti novi & chanzoni franciose (1520) in
Venice, I also theorize how the work is an example of the déploration’s different and yet significant
function as a means of authorial promotion in print culture. The work's functional flexibility warrants
a revision of Laurenz Lütteken’s foundational framing of the genre as "memory or monument.” By
accepting the secular potential of “memory” and the impact of print culture on “monument,” we can
better understand the function of the déploration during its transition away from the liturgy and
towards other means of commemoration.

7. Juli 2022 Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Jennifer Wasmuth (Göttingen): "Der Krieg in der Ukraine in kirchenhistorischer Perspektive"

Abstract: "Die mediale Berichterstattung über den Krieg in der Ukraine ist durch den Verlauf der militärischen Ereignisse bestimmt. Dem militärischen Konflikt liegt jedoch eine politische Auseinandersetzung über die Frage ukrainischer Identität zugrunde, die nicht losgelöst von dem religiösen Selbstverständnis der wichtigsten politischen Akteure in und außerhalb der Ukraine zu begreifen ist. In dem Vortrag wird es darum gehen, die religiösen Konflikte zu skizzieren, die der militärischen Eskalation vorausgegangen sind und die politische Auseinandersetzung bis heute prägen. Dabei wird sich zeigen, dass es einige wenige Schlüsselereignisse der ukrainischen Kirchengeschichte sind, auf die sich die verschiedenen Konfliktparteien gemeinsam beziehen, die sie jedoch in spezifischer Weise interpretieren."

International Medieval Congress Leeds 2022

The thematic orientation of the Leeds International Medieval Congress in July 2022 offered a particularly suitable starting point for our RTG with "Borders". And so we organised a joint panel "Liminal Spaces: Evolution of Borders and Boundaries in Late Byzantium", in which Roman Shliakhtin, Christos Zafeiropoulos and Maria Rukavichnikova presented their work. Another panel with GRK participation was entitled "Transforming Borders in Late Antiquity: A Panoramic View, II - Middle and Lower Danube Provinces", organised by Dr Mateusz Fafinski (FU Berlin). Here Regina Molitor and our associate member Marko Jelusić spoke. The corresponding Panel I "Central, Western, and Northern Provinces" was organised by Dr. Veronika Egetenmeyr (Univ. Rostock) and Philipp Margreiter, who also gave a presentation in Panel IV North Africa & Conclusion.

International Conference "War with Byzantium. Legitimation, Consequences and Reception". Mainz, 9-11 June 2022
The conference, organised by H.-C. Maner, J. Pahlitzsch, J. Rogge and U. Verstegen as well as the postdoc R. Shliakhtin, focused on the war against Byzantium from an external perspective. Four aspects were dealt with: First, the legitimation of these wars on a religious and ideological level. Secondly, case studies on war techniques and the infrastructure of war were presented, with border regions and their protection playing an important role. Furthermore, we dealt with the consequences of wars both for the environment and for the population. Finally, the reception of wars against Byzantium in post-Byzantine times was examined.

The conference concluded with a round table discussion organised and moderated by Regina Molitor, Michael Rapp and Philipp Margreiter. From an interdisciplinary perspective, it pursued the question of how and in what forms war with Byzantium took place. A lively discussion quickly developed between the invited guests Gergely Csiky (Budapest), Alexander Sarantis (Warsaw), Laury Sarti (Heidelberg), Yannis Stouraitis (Edinburgh)], the moderators and the audience, which benefited from the different disciplines and research fields of the participants and succeeded in illuminating the overarching question profitably by means of various sub-questions.

Exchange with the Center for the Study of Conversion and Interreligious Encounters

In May 2022, our colleagues Michael and Simon had the great pleasure to travel to Israel for an academic exchange. They were invited by our partners from the CSoC (Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters) at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be'er Sheva. In Israel, Michael and Simon not only had the opportunity to present their own research projects at an international PhD workshop, but were also able to gain their first archaeological experience in the ancient Caesarea Maritima. Another highlight was without a doubt the excursion to the fortress of Masada followed by a refreshing dip into the Dead Sea. Many thanks to our colleagues from the CSoC for their kind hospitality. We are looking forward to future projects together!

8. März 2022 Vortrag Prof. Dr. Jan Kusber "Putins Krieg gegen die Ukraine. Eine historische Einordnung"

Abstract: "Vladimir Putin hat einen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine befohlen, den er auf mehreren Ebenen historisch ebenso ausführlich wie falsch begründet hat. Der Vortrag will ausgehend von seinen Begründungen Schlaglichter auf die gemeinsame Geschichte von Russen und Ukrainern werfen, aus denen deutlich wird, dass im gegenwärtigen Krieg Geschichte als Argument missbraucht wird." Info und Anmeldung über die Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Rheinland-Pfalz (

Conference "Ancient Cultures of the Mediterraneaum"

Our PhD student Philipp Margreiter attended the conference Ancient Cultures of the Mediterranean in Innsbruck from 12 to 13 November 2021. At the joint doctoral colloquium of the universities of Graz, Innsbruck and Salzburg, he presented a paper entitled "Historisches Narrativ und archäologischer Befund. Prokop's De Aedificiis and the Justinianic Building Programme in North Africa", he presented the results of his dissertation.

More information:






"Chi mi chiama alla gloria..." Byzantine Emperors between Glory and Decadence 

This was the title of the GRK's invitation to the Hochschule für Musik on 27 October 2021, where a wonderful evening awaited us. Under the direction of Christan Rohrbach on the harpsichord, students of Prof. Dr. Claudia Eder sang excerpts from Handel's and Vivaldi's Giustiono. This event was organised by Gwendolyn Döring in connection with her musicological dissertation project on the reception of Byzantine ruler personalities in Italian music theatre of the early modern period. With the help of the programme booklet she lovingly designed and the explanatory introductions by Gwendolyn Döring, the content of these great works was revealed in the excerpts as well as their musicological significance in the context of the GRK topic.


linkes Bild: Gwendolyn Döring in the midst of the singers during the final applause

rechtes Bild: "La sprezzo!" The contempt is evident in the figure of the Arianna


The Giustino concert was the appropriate setting to thank Prof. Dr. Dieter Quast and Dr. Antje Kluge-Pinsker for their commitment in creating the Stadtrundgangs ! The concept was developed within the framework of the "Public Relations" format included in the study programme, which the two staff members of our cooperation partner RGZM led over two semesters. Andrea Stabel designed the brochure, thank you very much!






Tag der Landesgeschichte am 09. Oktober, Ingelheim

Am 9. Oktober fand der Tag der Landesgeschichte Rheinland-Pfalz digital und im Weiterbildungszentrum in Ingelheim statt. Gleichzeitig bildete die Veranstaltung den Auftakt für das Landesjubiläum "75 Jahre Rheinland-Pfalz".

Das Schwerpunktthema lautete "Mittelalter digital" und wir als GRK waren vor Ort, um unseren Stadtrundgang- vorzustellen.

Helen Wiedmaier and Bart Peters - Conference Report Chemnitz, 18. August 2021

On the eighteenth of August, our PhD-Students Helen Wiedmaier and Bart Peters participated in the workshop Recent Research on Warfare in the Middle Ages [Aktuelle Forschungen zum Krieg im Mittelalter] organized by Professor Clauss and Sebastian Schaarschmidt of the University of Chemnitz. The workshop was intended as a platform where medievalists could present and discuss some of their “work-in-progress” research on medieval military history.

Helen Wiedmaier’s talk focused on the role of landscape and nature in shaping a discourse of battle in light of the Swiss participation in the Battle of Morgarten against the Habsburgs. She pointed out that the depiction of the landscape was based on quotations from the Bible that the author of the source used to make indirect comments about the morality of the combatants involved and to judge the legitimacy of their battles. The other chroniclers similarly used the landscape to frame the intentions of the fighters and to judge the legitimacy of their fight.

Bart Peters’ presentation dealt with the narrative depiction of military ruses in the narratives of Southern Italy. Previous scholarship has predominantly dealt with the tricks of the Norman Hautevilles, without considering the narrative corpus of the Lombards of Southern Italy. He aimed to show that the Lombards were capable tricksters in their own right during their martial interactions with enemies such as the Arabs, Byzantines and Franks.

Both presentations were received well and led to a fruitful discussion which helped both PhD-students in their ongoing research.


Sonja Ulrich und Helen Wiedmaier -  Conference Report "Geschichte wird von den Besiegten geschrieben", Bochum, 10.-12. Juni 2021

The conference ‚Geschichte wird von den Besiegten geschrieben. Darstellung und Deutung militärischer Niederlagen in Antike und Mittelalter‘ (10.-12.6. 2021) offered us - Helen Wiedmaier and Sonja Ulrich - as well as numerous scholars from different epochs a great occasion to exchange views on the large and exciting field of historical defeats.

The programme covered a period of 3 days full of stimulating lectures, which in turn covered a time span from the beginnings of ancient historiography to medieval chronicles. For our own subject areas, which we were able to present in this setting, the overall theme of the conference, opportunities for exchange, feedback and results were a great stimulus. Sonja Ulrich spoke about Orosius' historiography of war, which emerged from the defeat of the sack of Rome under Alaric and the Goths, while Helen Wiedmaier dealt with the analysis of different persons in late medieval historiography and their function as positive or negative role models for the readers of the texts. The fact that the field of defeats, their representations and interpretations opens up great potential for sharpening the view of problematic events and their processing became clear as a result of this inter-epochal exchange.

The results of the conference will certainly be profitable for the further work on our dissertations for a long time to come. A volume of publications is to appear in the course of next year. (Conference report on HSozKult here)


„Coinage goes digital"

Check out NumisVlog! A new YouTube Channel presents the Variety of Numismatic Research. German speaking researchers of all stages of academic career present special Coinage and show their historical background in entertaining story telling videos. Our PhD student Sophia Hanelt contributes with a video on Vota Coinage on the Occasion of Imperial Anniversaries. You can finde the video  here.

NumisVlogs is an initiative founded by the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK) and the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). The aim of this project is to present scientific research to a wider audience and especially to younger generations. More information (in german) here.



Happy Easter!

Presentation by Florian Groll at the workshop "Family Affairs. Ancient families in conflict – among legacy, resilience, and identity"

On January 15, 2021, the Institute for Archaeology and Cultural History of the Ancient Mediterranean, located at the University of Hamburg, organized the workshop "Family Affairs. Ancient families in conflict – among legacy, resilience, and identity". The event shed light on how families in antiquity dealt with conflict situations of various kinds from both an old historical and an archaeological point of view. Our doctoral student Florian Groll (Old History) participated with  the  lecture "The victory of the Roman imperial family and the winless end of a young family member. To the Marcelluspassage in Virgil's  Aeneis" at the workshop. In his contribution, he showed how Virgil manages to capitalize on a grand slam in his text through a sophisticated poetic  process, but from a major setback for the first Roman princely epsus augustus, the death of his nephew Marcellus. Virgil achieves this by pointing out that Marcellus was so overpowering and excessively victorious  that even the gods had disapproved of the expected supremacy of Rome and therefore took the young man out of his life. Florian Groll explained that through  this strategy the poet on the one hand conceals the  gloriousn illness death of Marcellus  and on the other hand creates the  paradoxical  impression  that this unfortunate event wasalmost a  testament  to  the  enormous efficiency of the deceased.  The death of a young member of the  domus  Augusta  is thus transformed by Virgil by a setback in need of explanation, the Augustian narrative of success, into the complete opposite, a proof of the enormous victory of the Roman ruling house. The Marcellus Passage thus shows how well the Augustian representation of domination was able to convey a steadfast, resilient image of the family of the Prinzeps  and thus contribute to its establishment at the head of the Roman community.

Presentation by Bart Peters at the conference Wege aus der Krise. Umbrüche und Normalitätsnarrative in Franken in vergleichender historischer Perspektive

On October 19th and 20th, the Institut für fränkische Landesgeschichte of the universities of Bayreuth and Bamberg hosted the conference Wege aus der Krise. Umbrüche und Normalitätsnarrative in Franken in vergleichender historischer Perspektive. Inspired by the current global crisis caused by the pandemic, the interdisciplinary conference explored historical examples of returning ‘back to normal’. It started with papers discussing local examples from Franconia on the first day of the conference. The second day, during which Bart Peters presented his talk, consisted of a part of a series of papers that offered a global perspective on ‘ways out of the crisis’ beyond Franconia. The conference’s aim was to shed more light on the process in the aftermath of a crisis, when humankind tried to return to a normality that was perceived to be lost. However, this ‘new normal’ was always marked by a change compared to the previous normality. Central questions asked were: How was this path to a ‘new normal’ achieved? Who was involved in the decision-making process? What was the effectiveness and sustainability of the changes? These questions will also be central to an edited volume which will be published in the near future. Our PhD-Candidate Bart Peters gave a talk on how battle speeches could influence crisis situations in battles based on examples from the eleventh-century Latin epic poem The Deeds of Robert Guiscard authored by William of Apulia.

Merry Christmas! Your's RTG 2304!

Workshop on "Pictorial Analysis in historical Perspective"

Am 20. November 2020 das GRK 2304 Frau Prof. Dr. Reinhardt (Erlangen / Nürnberg) und Frau Prof. Dr. Schlie (Augsburg) zu einem digitalen Workshop unter Leitung von Frau Prof. Dr. Verstegen (Erlangen / Nürnberg) gehören. In Bezug auf unsere Dissertationsprojekte wurden aktuelle Herangehensweisen und Theorien der historischen Bildanalyse behandelt. Vertieft und Angeregtes wurde das Wissen zudem durch die direkten Anwendungsungsanalysen und das Beispiel des Mittelalters und der klassischen Antike. Wir haben uns herzlich bei den beiden Vortragenden!

Lecture by Helen Wiedmaier at the conference Ein(ver)nehmen? ‚Eroberte‘ als Diskursteilnehmer zwischen Selbstinszenierung und Sinnstiftung in der Vormoderne

At the conference Ein(ver)nehmen? ‚Eroberte‘ als Diskursteilnehmer zwischen Selbstinszenierung und Sinnstiftung in der Vormoderne, taking place from November 12 to 14, 2020 at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, our PhD candidate Helen Wiedmaier gave a lecture on the depiction of the defeated (‘Besiegten’) in the historiography portraying the fourteenth-century Battle of Mühldorf. The lecture was discussed lively and regarded as a valuable contribution to the overarching topic of the conference. The conference dealt with the role of the conquered and the vanquished with a special focus on the different perceptions of historical events by these distinctive groups. For example, conquerors (‘Eroberer’) often tried to legitimize their actions, while the conquered (‘Eroberte’) - depending on whether they were on the losing or winning side – either used narrative to attack the conquerors (‘Eroberer’) or to deny their own defeat. In addition, the notion of the conquered (‘Eroberte’) was discussed lively: it was established that it has to be defined differently depending on the situation. Sometimes conquerors (‘Eroberte’) did not perceive themselves as such, or there were various forms of cooperation with the conquerors (‘Eroberer’). The conference made it possible to shed light on this problem using various examples from the early Middle Ages to the Early Modern period, and to gain new knowledge and to share it with each other.

Latin summer school in Bern

From August 31 to September 11, the annual summer course Fachspezifisches Latein took place at the University of Bern, to which our PhD candidate Helen Wiedmaier successfully applied. During the course, the participants dealt intensively with Latin sources ranging from the time of Classical Antiquity to the Early Modern Era. They translated texts together, examined grammatical phenomena and discussed topics requested by the participants, such as Bible translations or epigraphy. Helen Wiedmaier, like the other participants, also had the opportunity to discuss individual sources from her dissertation with Prof. Dr. Gerline Huber-Rebenich and to receive valuable inspiration for further work.

Covid restrictions made it impossible for public meetings but nonetheless we were happy to welcome Dr. Ana-Maria Raducan (Bucarest) in a small group in the GRK. Dr. Raducan has a short-time fellowship at the JGU by the EU-Project: Forschungsinfrastruktur für Religionswissenschaft (ReIReS). She is currently working on Byzantine Mystics and Philosophers. 


Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Gerhard Strohm (Musicology)

"Timur in Drama und Oper. Variationen einer Geschichte". Unter diesem Titel gab uns Prof. Dr. Reinhard Strohm, Oxford, einen Einblick in sein langjähriges Forschungsfeld. Ein Abstract des Vortrags finden Sie hier





Workshop "Historische Diskursanalyse" mit anschließendem Gastvortrag von Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller (Augsburg)

Der 7. Juli 2020 stand ganz im Zeichen der Diskursanalyse. Am Nachmittag erarbeiteten sich unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Marion Gindhart (Bamberg/Mainz) und Sandra Hofert (Mainz) die Graduierten die Grundlagen Historischer Diskursanalyse. Das diskursanalytische Arbeiten wurde in einem zweiten Teil an zwei Forschungsgebieten (frühneuzeitliche Kometenliteratur, mittelalterliche Naturdidaxe) exemplifiziert. Für den Abend konnten wir Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller (Augsburg) zu einem öffentlichen Abendvortrag gewinnen "Bleibt alles anders. Wissensoziologische Diskursanalyse und die Analyse historischer Wissensverhältnisse und Wissenspolitiken". Die Veranstaltung war bereits für Februar geplant gewesen, musste dann aber aufgrund des Orkans "Sabine" kurzfristig entfallen. Umso mehr freuen wir uns, dass sich alle Beteiligten bereit erklärt haben, die Veranstaltung digital durchzuführen.

Workshop "Introduction to Digital Networkanalysis" on 15. May 2020

Wir danken Dr. Johannes Preiser-Kapeller für diese Einführung in die Digitale Netzwerkanalyse. Und wie es sich für echte Meenzer gehört, wurde das Übungsnetzwerk natürlich "Spundekäs" getauft. Leider musste der in Kooperation mit MAINZED geplante öffentliche Gastvortrag corona-bedingt entfallen. Ein Nachhol-Termin wird rechtzeitig bekannt gegeben.


Workshop "Perspectives on further careers"

Das GRK bietet derzeit 12 Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden die Möglichkeit, ihre Dissertation in einem strukturierten Promotionsprogramm zu erarbeiten. Doch wie geht es im Anschluss weiter? Diese Fragen konnten die Doktorandinnen des Kollegs am 22. April 2020 diskutieren im Workshop "Karriereperspektiven für Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnnen" (Leitung Dr. Deimann via ZOOM)


Due to Covid Pandemic Situation the University of Mainz is closed. The head office will be closed for public, but of course you can contact us via mail or phone. Take care and stay healthy! Your's GRK 2304


Exkursion to Karlsruhe on 26. February 2020

First on the agenda was a visit to the Baden State Exhibition "Kaiser und Sultan. Nachbarn in Europas Mitte 1600-1700" was on the programme. Some also took the opportunity to visit the exhibition "Hans Baldung Grien. Heilig / Unheilig" at the Staatliche Kunsthalle. In the evening, the highlight, field study in special atmosphere: the opera "Serse" as part of the Händel Festival at the Badisches Staatstheater. Many thanks to Prof. Dr. Klaus Pietschmann and Gwendolyn Döring for the preparation and musicological introduction before the excursion.



We wish you all a merry and bright Christmas!


Guestlecture on 18. December 2019

Unter dem Titel "The Warrior Culture in Medieval Japan" schloss der Gastvortrag von Prof. Dr. Thomas Conlan (Princeton) die Ringvorlesung des Sommersemester "Außereuropäische Kriegskulturen" ab.

International Conference "Ruling an Empire in a Changing World", 20.-22.11.2019

Vom späten 4. bis in die erste Hälfte des 5. Jahrhunderts wurden Verwaltungslisten zusammengestellt, welche unter dem Namen Notitia Dignitatum bekannt geworden sind. Diese Kompilation ermöglicht heute einen einzigartigen Einblick in die Verwaltungs- und Heeresstrukturen des in Ost und West geteilten spätantiken Römischen Reiches. Insbesondere die Vielzahl und Qualität der Illustrationen, wie auch der gesamte Aufbau und Charakter des Dokumentes deuten an, dass es sich bei der Urfassung um kein Verwaltungshandbuch im herkömmlichen Sinne handelte. In der Forschung nahm die Aufarbeitung der Überlieferungsgeschichte einen ebenso hohen Stellenwert ein wie die Verwendung als historische Quelle. Die Tagung an der Uni Freiburg wurde mitorganisiert von unserem assoziierten Doktoranden Marko Jelusic. Nähere Informationen gibt es hier hier

Conference "Dominant, verführend, ewig schuld - Frauen im Umfeld des Herrschers. Herrschaft im interkulturellen Vergleich, Mainz 21.-22. October 2019.

Die interdisziplinäre Tagung wird organisiert von der Arbeitsgruppe "Kraftprobe Herrschaft", in der Fachvertreten archäologisch-philologisch und theologisch-historischer Bereiche der JGU Mainz sich zusammengeschlossen haben, um die Bewertung des Erfolgs und Versagens von Herrschern der Alten Welt in Gegenwart und Vergangenheit zu erforschen. Aus dem Trägerkreis des GRK 2304 sind beteiligt: Prof. Dr. Heide Frielinghaus, Prof. Dr. Heike Grieser, Prof. Dr. Ludger Körntgen, Prof. Dr. Johannes Pahlitzsch.  Zu weiteren Informationen zur Tagung und zur Arbeitsgruppe gelangen Sie  hier

Excursion to Thessaloniki

Vom 22. bis 28. September organisierte der Arbeitsbereich Byzantinistik eine Exkursion nach Thessaloniki und zahlreiche Mitglieder der Gruppe nutzen die Möglichkeit zur Teilnahme. Auf dem Programm standen unter anderem der kaiserliche Palast, der Galeriusbogen, aber auch zahlreiche Kirchen aus der Mittel- und Spätbyzantinischen Periode. Bei herrlichem Wetter gab es zudem eine Rundfahrt um die berühmte Mönchsrepublik auf dem Berg Athos.

Workshops on textual analysis "Prokop" und Herodot"

Gleich zwei Workshops im Mai und im Juni 2019 beschäftigten sich mit Historischer Textanalyse. Prof. Dr. G. Greatrex, für einen Forschungsaufenthalt an der JGU, hatte sich bereit erklärt, den Graduierten des Kollegs eine Einführung in die Texte Prokops zu geben. In Ergänzung dazu stellte wenige Wochen später unser Postdoc Dr. Roman Shliakhtin Textausschnitte aus den Werken Herodots zur Diskussion und verdeutlichte an Ihnen den Zugang und die Analyse historischer Quellentexte.

Exhibition "Faszination Schwert"

Am 17. März 2019 führte eine Tagesexkursion nach Stuttgart ins Württembergische Landesmuseum in die dortige Sonderausstellung "Faszination Schwert". Herzlichen Dank an Dr. Klaus Georg Kokkoditis, dem Referatsleiter Archäologie des frühen und hohen Mittelalters, für die umfangreiche Führung! Fast so gut wie die Ausstellung sind übrigens die Marketing-Videos des Museums zur Sonderausstellung: link zum ersten Video und link zum zweiten Video


Workshop "Transcultural History"

On the 11th of January the first official GRK workshop took place. Under the topic "Transkulturelle Geschichte: Wege des Kulturtransfers in vormodernen Gesellschaften" Prof. Dr. Wolfram Drews (Münster), Prof. Dr. Christoph Ulf (Innsbruck) and Prof. Dr. Roland Scheel (Göttingen) presented different aspects of transcultural approaches to historical topics.


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