Cornel Zwierlein, Heisenberg-Stelle, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut
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18 December 2020
Dispersed by faith, dispersing Religion
9.30 Dr Stefano Saracino (Univ. Jena / LMU München) The Album Amicorum of the Athonite Monk Theoklitos Polyeidis and the Agency of perambulating Greek Almscollectors in the Holy Roman Empire
10.15 Dr Cesare Santus (FNRS, RSCS – Université catholique de Louvain) The great imposture. Eastern Christian rogues and counterfeiters in Rome, 17th-19th century
Dispersed in the Early Modern Web of Science
11.00 Dr José-Luis Egío (MPIeRG Frankfurt/M / Akad. Wiss. Mainz) ‘Experience of the Land’ and Empowerment of Travelling Scholastics: The Emergence of Empirical Normative Authority in Early Modern Spanish America
11.45 Dr Paula Manstetten (Univ. Bamberg / DFG Focus program): Self-Fashioning and the Agency of Arab Christians in Early Modern Europe: the Case of Salomon Negri and his Ego-Documents
13.30 Dr Simon Mills (Univ. of Newcastle): Johann Callenberg´s Orient
14.15 [15.15 Sofia] Dr Iordan Avramov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia): Nomads in the early modern republic of letters: the evidence of the correspondence of the early Royal Society of London
Dispersed by War, Captivity
15.15h [his time 9.15 AM Bogota or still in Spain] Prof. Adolfo Polo y la Borda (University de los Andes, Colombia): A Captive’s Threat: The Marquis of Varinas and His Elusive Freedom
16.00 [in Spain] Prof. Ana Rodriguez-Rodriguez (Univ. of Iowa): Stories of Spanish Captivity in Istanbul: from Trauma to Empowerment
16.45 / 8.45 AM US West Coast Prof. David Nelson (Californian Lutheran University): From Erstwhile Captive to Cultural Erudite: The Career of Korean-born Samurai, Wakita Kyūbei
17.30 (Eur) / 9.30 AM US WestCoast Prof. Baki Tezcan (UC Davis): The Golden Gate of the Languages is Open, or is it not? Ali Ufki/Wojciech Bobowski and the limits of cosmopolitanism in the seventeenth century (and today)
19 December 2020
Dispersed in Commercial, Political and Diplomatic Networks
9.15 Dr David do Paço (Sciences Po, Paris): title t.b.a.
10.30 Dr Edoardo Angione (Univ. Roma III): In Parte d'Infedeli: a Papal Informant in Istanbul (1607-1608)
11.45 Dr Maria Tsampika Lampitsi (Univ. Cyprus): Religious feeling and the construction of a merchant’s identity in the Greek trade networks of the late eighteenth century
14.00 PD Dr. Cornel Zwierlein (FU Berlin, Heisenberg Stelle): Dispersed Things. European Merchant Households in the Levant
14.45 Dr Marloes Aydemir Cornelissen (Sabancı University, Istanbul): From Bern with love: The spy with a taste for the exquisite in early modern Istanbul