The Department of Economic and Social History of the University of Vienna is organizing a workshop under the title “Urban Military Matters in the Late Middle Ages: Warfare, Trade and its Organization.”
The danger of violence from outside city walls and the consequential necessity for mandatory and efficient military service were regarded as central aspects of daily life in medieval cities. A city’s military power was not solely based on burghers and mercenaries in armor and weapons, but rather consisted of many different aspects of a complex military organization. The production of necessary weapons, the trade with these weapons and with other materials, the strengthening of the city’s bulwark, and the need for improved manpower and hiring new combatants are just a few matters within the large field of military history which concerned cities in the Middle Ages.
The objective of this planned two-day workshop in Vienna is to bring together young doctoral researchers as well as scholars from all historical fields and neighboring disciplines who work with the history of urban military affairs in the Middle Ages. We therefore ask for short proposals for lectures that deal directly or indirectly with the workshop’s topic.
Please send in proposals of max. one page, as well as a short curriculum vitae. Deadline for submission of the proposals: February 15, 2018. The proposals will be evaluated by March 31, 2018.
The Department of Economic and Social History and the University of Vienna will cover the costs for accommodation and travel expenses for all participants.