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Europe in the World Research Seminar and Max Weber Master Class with Prof. Marie-Janine Calic (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): Writing the history of Southeastern Europe in a global perspective

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  • Thu 20 Feb 2020 10.00 - 12.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-02-20 10:00 2020-02-20 12:00 Europe/Paris Europe in the World Research Seminar and Max Weber Master Class with Prof. Marie-Janine Calic (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): Writing the history of Southeastern Europe in a global perspective

The master class will seek to conceptualise history writing about Southeastern Europe with a view to recent global history approaches and narratives. It will deconstruct existing paradigms and reflect on how (Balkan) area studies could benefit from new perspectives and streams of research. Building on the Max Weber Lecture on the Enlightenment in Southeastern Europe, it will demonstrate and discuss five aspects: global contexts, social and cultural entanglements, philosophy and worldviews, biographies, and processes of transnationalisation. We will explore how Eastern and Western intellectual influences commingled in the region, and how scholars and clerics from the Balkans were involved in the production of geographic, astronomical, medical and philosophical knowledge. The class will also consider the impact of the American, the French and the 1848 revolutions, and how the ideas of nationalism and liberalism—liberty, democracy and progress—were established as dominant patterns of thought and action among the bourgeois intellectual elites in various countries.

Emeroteca - Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Emeroteca - Badia Fiesolana

The master class will seek to conceptualise history writing about Southeastern Europe with a view to recent global history approaches and narratives. It will deconstruct existing paradigms and reflect on how (Balkan) area studies could benefit from new perspectives and streams of research. Building on the Max Weber Lecture on the Enlightenment in Southeastern Europe, it will demonstrate and discuss five aspects: global contexts, social and cultural entanglements, philosophy and worldviews, biographies, and processes of transnationalisation. We will explore how Eastern and Western intellectual influences commingled in the region, and how scholars and clerics from the Balkans were involved in the production of geographic, astronomical, medical and philosophical knowledge. The class will also consider the impact of the American, the French and the 1848 revolutions, and how the ideas of nationalism and liberalism—liberty, democracy and progress—were established as dominant patterns of thought and action among the bourgeois intellectual elites in various countries.


Location:
Emeroteca - Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Max Weber Programme
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Seminar

Contact:
Francesca Grassini (EUI - Max Weber Programme) - Send a mail
Chiara Tarasco - Send a mail

Speaker:
Prof. Marie-Janine Calic

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