Quo Vadis. Exploring knowledge spaces (digitally)
Event series for young scientists
Date:26.10.2022 bis 15.02.2023
The organizing team welcomes registrations by e-mail until the respective Monday before the presentation date.
Numerous projects on the history of Europe from the 5th to the 16th century testify to the current interest in the contemporary conditions of knowledge production and transmission. In doing so, they unearth unknown places and spaces, because these determine the validity of knowledge. Thus, the bishop's hall becomes a lecture hall, the monastery an innovation laboratory, and the royal chancellery a creator of order: knowledge spaces are created that need to be explored. The online seminar Quo vadis opens a German-French discussion space for doctoral students as well as for advanced master students whose projects apply methods and theories of these research branches as analytical approaches. On the basis of a selected scientific publication, the method applied or theory pursued in the project is to be presented in order to jointly discuss problems associated with it in concrete work and to find solutions. The aim is to bring young researchers into contact with each other: In seven sessions, they will present their projects as well as a key text for their investigation. These texts will be sent to the participants in advance. The online seminar is not limited to historical medieval studies, but benefits from interdisciplinary approaches from digital history, Romance studies, German studies, and sociology, among others.