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12.05.2023 - 13.05.2023

Workshop »Post-Conquest Materiality: Objects in the Histories of the Ottoman and Spanish Expansions«
The event takes place within the Leibniz research association »The Value of the Past«. This workshop brings together scholars of the Ottoman Empire, colonial Latin America, and Western Europe to discuss how the Ottoman and Spanish conquests changed the meaning and use of objects of previous civilizations and how, in turn, these objects shaped post-conquest societies and cultures. It is the second of three events in a series of workshops, which explore the similarities, differences, and connections between the Ottoman and Spanish histories of expansion in the early modern period as well as their lasting memories until today. Our first meeting last spring focused on narratives of conquest and loss after the conquests of Constantinople (1453) and Tenochtitlán (1521). Contact: Denise Klein, klein@ieg-mainz.de Thomas Weller, weller@ieg-mainz.de Barbara Henning, bahennin@uni-mainz.de Richard Herzog, herzogr@staff .uni-marburg.de Conference Venue: Leibniz-Institute of European History (IEG) Mainz, Alte Universitaetsstraße 19, 551116 Mainz, Germany Picture left: "Snake column" that used to be in the centre of the Hippodrome in Constantinople, 2007 Gryffindor. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Snake_column_Hippodrome_Constantinople_2007.jpg Picture right: Quipu in the Museo Machu Picchu, Casa Concha, Cusco. Quipu are recording devices fashioned from strings historically used by a number of cultures in the region of Andean South America. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Quipo_in_the_Museo_Machu_Picchu,_Casa_Concha,_Cusco.jpg Pi3.124, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apcolco.png