IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 812: Pagan Versus Christian: The Clash of Societies, Cultures and Realpolitik - Swedish, East Baltic and West Slavonic Case Studies of Europeanization, 900-1300, II: The Mechanisms of Regional Transformation

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Nils Blomkvist, Gotland Centre for Baltic Studies, Visby
Moderator/Chair:Christian Lübke, Historisches Institut, Universität Greifswald
Respondent:Matthias Hardt, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum für Kultur & Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas e.V. (GWZO), Universität Leipzig
Paper 812-aThe Making of Livonia: A Genuine Case of Clashing Cultures
(Language: English)
Nils Blomkvist, Gotland Centre for Baltic Studies, Visby
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - German, Mentalities, Pagan Religions
Paper 812-bWith Their Backs towards Europe?: The Special Case of Gotland
(Language: English)
Jörn Staecker, Department of Archaeology & Ancient History, Lunds Universitet
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - Rural, Economics - Trade, Mentalities, Social History

Lately around the Baltic several rather large research projects or programmes have been working on medieval transformation problems in a North and East-middle European context.
Representatives of three such recent or still existing projects – the Swedish Christianisation project, the Swedish/East Baltic Culture Clash or Compromise project and the German/Polish border project – have agreed that the ‘special thematic strand’ devoted to Clash of Cultures at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds presents an opportunity, not to say demanding obligation to suggest proposals for participation. This is to submit a proposal for arranging two full sessions of three 20-minute papers during the congress, in which we ‘confront’ papers from the research fields of the three different projects.