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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 243: Materializing Migration

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Project 'MIGWEB - A Comparative Diachronic Analysis of Post-Byzantine Networks in the Early-modern Europe (15th-18th c.)', Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Organiser:Nada Zečević, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London / Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Project
Moderator/Chair:Alexandru Simon, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Paper 243-aThings from the Past as an Asset for a Better Future: Immigration from Near and Far to 14th- and 15th-Century Zagreb
(Language: English)
Suzana Miljan, Institute of Historical & Social Sciences, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Zagreb
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Genealogy and Prosopography, Social History
Paper 243-bA Piece of Ancestral Soil: Material Objects in the Memory of Home of Post-Byzantine Refugees in Italy and Central Europe, 15th-18th Centuries
(Language: English)
Nada Zečević, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London / Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Project
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Daily Life, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 243-cEntangled Migrations and Cultural Transfer: Orthodox Communities in the Early Modern Adriatic, 16th-18th Centuries
(Language: English)
Margarita Voulgaropoulou, Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Social History
Paper 243-dItalians at a Hungarian Archbishopric Court: Archbishop Ippolito d'Este's Retinue in Esztergom at the Turn of the 15th Century in Light of Records Explored by the Vestigia Research Team
(Language: English)
Krisztina Arany, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / National Archives of Hungary, Budapest
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Religious Life

This session explores the processes of materializing the experience of the historical migrations. As its paradigms, it will use four medieval and early-modern contexts: urban mobilities in medieval Slavonia, circulation of foreign clergy in 15th-century Hungary, post-Byzantine refugee communities in the European West and the circulation of Byzantine art in the Eastern Adriatic. How were different things (material objects) seen, circulated and (re)shaped to reflect the various migration stages and émigrés' immediate and long-term interests? How did things help in constructing the émigrés' notions of home and belonging? And what was the main difference between these migrations in interpreting and using various material objects? The four examined examples reveal diverse disciplinary insights into everyday practices of the historical migrations and the construction of émigrés' new identities.