Spring Workshop "Mapping Cosmopolitanism"

17-05-2018 from 09:00 to 16:30
Ghent, Campus Boekentoren, Blandijn building, Large Meeting Room (130.007, 3rd floor)
Dinah Wouters
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Spring workshop of research group RELICS on the concept of cosmopolitanism in European historical literatures.

The Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies supports the spring meeting of the new research group RELICS. This workshop will be devoted to the concept of "cosmopolitanism". It will deal with how the concept has been interpreted before, and how it can be shifted in order to make it more valuable for the study of historical literatures and European identity.

The workshop organisers want to map out the travels of the concept of ‘cosmopolitanism’ in academic discourse to see how it might transform the view of the history of European literatures.


10:30: Welcome with tea & coffee

10:45: Introduction

11:00: Helena Bodin (Stockholms Universitet), 'European Cosmopolitanism from Byzantine and Constantinopolitan Perspectives'

12:00: Svend Erik Larsen (Aarhus Universitet), 'From Feelings to Facts: Cosmopolitanism between the Eighteenth Century and the Present'

13:00: Lunch

14:00: Dilan Canan Cakir (Universität Stuttgart), 'How 'World Literature' Originated from Cosmopolitanism: Wieland and his Contemporaries' (Dra. Cakir represents Sandra Richter and will present RIchter's research paper).

15:00: Theo D'haen (KU Leuven): Respondent

15:30: Concluding discussion with all participants

16:30: Reception & poster session

HPIMS members can join free of charge. For more information or registration, please contact .