Hansards in the World gathers and promotes new histories of the Hanse, an association of European merchants and towns, and how they interacted with the wider world in the early modern period. The call for papers is open until 31 October 2021.
|Start date||20 January 2022|
|End date||21 January 2022|
Contributors explore novel perspectives and approaches on the late life and afterlife of this association. How might we engage with the kinetic character of the Hanse? How does our perspective on the Hanse, its people, and its encounters with the non-Hanseatic world change if we focus on art, everyday life, or intellectual currents in the period of its supposed decline from the sixteenth century onwards?
We welcome contributions from PhD students and early career researchers and are keen to hear from applicants who might not consider themselves as Hanse historians. For instance, urban and maritime historians; researchers of artistic, political, or popular culture; or scholars of any of the many other histories which intersect with Hanseatic studies. Participants will contribute to understanding which aspects of the Hanse persisted beyond the medieval period, and which aspects changed in early modernity. Contributions can draw on a wide range of methodologies and intellectual traditions. The following questions are provided for inspiration but applications responding to other questions are also appreciated.
Guide for Authors
The symposium will take place over two days, with each participant presenting for 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussion. The language of the symposium will be English.
Abstracts of up to 300 words along with the applicant’s name, position, and institutional affiliation should be submitted by 31 October 2021. Abstracts should include: The central question of the paper; How the author proposes to answer the question; Outline of the methodology; What the paper adds to the participant’s area of research and to Hanse Studies in particular.
PhD students, postdocs, and early career researchers are especially encouraged to apply. Some funding will be made available to defray travel costs, applicants who are interested should indicate this in their submissions. Our intention is to develop contributions to the symposium for publication, applicants who would like to contribute should express interest in their submissions.
The event is planned to be held in person at the University of Amsterdam, however, due to COVID-19, plans may change. If the in-person event cannot go ahead, the symposium will be held as an online event. If you are unable to travel due to the Covid-19 situation in your area please contact us regarding online participation.
For submissions, questions, and to register for the symposium please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexander Collin: email@example.com
Suzie Hermán: firstname.lastname@example.org