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16.05.2019 - 18.05.2019

Conference: Religious Exchange and Identities in Europe – Byzantium, the Latin West and the Slavic World
Ort: Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (IEG), Alte Universitätsstraße 19, 55116 Mainz (16. und 17.05.)
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Senatssaal (18.05.)

The construction of religious identity, as well as religious inclusion and exclusion, are central issues of human societies today as they were in the past. For much of the Middle Ages, religious processes in Europe were strongly influenced by the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantine legacy endured after the fall of Byzantium; even today it plays an important role in processes of collective identity in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Our conference therefore aims at examining processes of religious exchange and identity construction throughout Europe from Late Antiquity until the 20th century, with a particular focus on the interaction between Byzantium and its neighbours, as well as its successors.

Organizers ans contact: Prof. Dr. Johannes Pahlitzsch (pahlitzsch@uni-mainz.de), Dr. Jörg Drauschke (drauschke@rgzm.de), Miriam Salzmann (salzmann@rgzm.de) (Coordination)
The conference welcomes all visitors. Please contact the coordination in beforehand.

In Cooperation with the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Mainz "Byzanz zwischen Orient und Okzident", the RGZM, Römisch- Germanisches Zentralmuseum and the IEG, Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte.