IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1105: The German Hanse: Well-Remembered, Little Understood

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Forschungsstelle für die Geschichte der Hanse und des Ostseeraums (FGHO), Europäische Hansemuseum, Lübeck
Organiser:Angela Huang, Forschungsstelle für die Geschichte der Hanse und des Ostseeraums, Lübeck
Moderator/Chair:Ulla Kypta, Historisches Seminar, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 1105-aWhat Is the Hanse?
(Language: English)
Angela Huang, Forschungsstelle für die Geschichte der Hanse und des Ostseeraums, Lübeck
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Paper 1105-bShowcasing an Immaterial Phenomenon
(Language: English)
Franziska Evers, Europäisches Hansemuseum, Lübeck
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Social History, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

The German Hanse is a well-known phenomenon. Hanse is integral for northern German identity – and now used to historicise the European Union. However, Hanse is, in fact, little understood and research continues to re-explain the phenomenon. How to study, construct, and, essentially, remember Hanse? This session invites the audience to discuss this phenomenon before the background of current strands of historiography and new methodologies and perspectives in research, with an archaeological perspective on an immaterial research object and a museum taking on the challenge of constructing Hanse for a diverse audience.