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EuropaGestalten II: Expansionen in der Frühen Neuzeit

Imagining Europe: Early Modern Expansionism


Source of Information: FICINO 2002-02-09
Date of Event: 2002-09-04 to 06
Location of event: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2002-05-01



Call for Papers

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main
Zentrum zu Erforschung der Fruehen Neuzeit / Center for Research in Early Modern History, Culture and Science
Historisches Seminar / Department of History

Preparatory Committee:
Dr. Renate Dürr, Historisches Seminar
Dr. Gisela Engel
, Zentrum zur Erforschung der Frühen Neuzeit
Prof. Dr. Klaus Reichert
, Zentrum zur Erforschung der Frühen Neuzeit
Dr. Albert Schirrmeister
, Zentrum zur Erforschung der Frühen Neuzeit
Prof. Dr. Luise Schorn-Schütte, Historisches Seminar
Dr. Johannes Süßmann
, Historisches Seminar

Interdisciplinary Symposium
EuropaGestalten II: Expansionen in der Frühen Neuzeit
Imagining Europe: Early Modern Expansionism

Frankfurt, September, 4-6, 2003
Casino des IG-Farben-Gebäudes
Grüneburgplatz 1

Expansion characterizes modern European culture and history. Modernization and globalization are the key words for understanding how the "European model" became hegemonic. Expansion is, of course, not only an early modern phenomenon, but in early modernity it acquires its modern forms and qualities. Geographically, politically and culturally, "Europe" expands internally and externally: externally by colonization, internally by new ways of socializing and disciplining the subjects of the emerging nation states, and also by, for example, developing new philosophies and methods of science, which are meant to make possible a control - colonization - of what had been uncontrollable and not understandable before.

Expansion as part of the idea and image of Europe is a contemporary and a historical problem and field of inquiry. We want to focus on the historical dimensions of European expansions and ask for discussions of political, economic and cultural foundations and origins of expansionism:

We invite contributions to the proposed from all fields of history: literature, art, sciences, economy, politics, law, philosophy, pedagogy, theology, colonial studies, non-European history (Chinese, Arab, Turk etc.). By enumerating these fields of knowledge we want to indicate the possible range of contributions without excluding other options.

Please let us have your title and also an abstract by May 1, 2002, preferably by email to:
G.Engel@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Suessmann@em.uni-frankfurt.de

or to either of the following addresses:


Dr. Gisela Engel
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Zentrum zur Erforschung der Frühen Neuzeit
Robert Mayer - Str. 1
D - 60054 Frankfurt am Main


Dr. Johannes Süßmann
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Historisches Seminar
Fachbereich 08
Grüneburgplatz 1
D - 60054 Frankfurt am Main