The Power of the Dispersed. Early Modern Travelers beyond Integration

The Power of the Dispersed. Early Modern Travelers beyond integration

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PD Dr. Cornel Zwierlein, Heisenberg-Stelle und Sachbeihilfe-Projekt DFG GZ Zw 164-7/1, 8/1, 9/1
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Digital (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, FU Berlin)
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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
PLZ
14195
Ort
Berlin
Land
Deutschland
Vom - Bis
18.12.2020 - 19.12.2020
Deadline
17.12.2020
Von
Cornel Zwierlein, Heisenberg-Stelle, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut

A conference on pre-circulated papers preparing a Brill volume in the series ´Intersections`: Early Modern Individual migrants and travelers often did not form part of classic ´diaspora´ situations or communities: they frequently never really settled, instead wandering, perhaps remaining abroad for some time in one place, then traveling further to another: we ask for the degrees and frameworks of agency they had or could gain, in European, Mediterranean and global contexts.

The Power of the Dispersed. Early Modern Travelers beyond integration

Early Modern Individual migrants and travelers often did not form part of classic ´diaspora´ situations or communities: they frequently never really settled, instead wandering, perhaps remaining abroad for some time in one place, then traveling further to another: not ´blown by the wind´, but by changing and complex conditions that often turn out to make them unwelcome anywhere, once the person has been disrooted for one or another reasons. Merchants, for instance, had serious reasons to be somehow ´disrooted´ as well as heterodox migrants. The dispersed develop strategies of survival, even accumulating forms of symbolic and real capital by traveling, by keeping their distance to old and new temporary ´homes´, and by manipulating, shaping, using information and foreign representations of their former country and situation.

What kind of ´power(s)´ and agency did people who were dispersed because they had been forced to leave gain, perhaps counterintuitively, through the connections they maintained with their former home, and through those they established abroad? How could distance, dis- and relocation be transformed into a new symbolic or real capital of survival, as well as of growth on different levels?

Programm

Digital conference via webex.
Please ask for the webex link to participate cornel.zwierlein@fu-berlin.de.

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

[break]
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

[Final Discussion]

Kontakt

PD Dr. habil. Cornel Zwierlein
Heisenberg-Stelle FU Berlin, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut
Koserstr. 20, D-14195 Berlin, A.363
Tel. 030-838-68562

https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/fmi/bereiche/frueheneuzeit/zwierlein.html
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