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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 915: Chinggisid Ripples, V: Ways Forward on Imperial Mongol Networks - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 19.00-20.00

Organisers:Geoffrey Humble, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Márton Vér, Seminar für Turkologie und Zentralasienkunde, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Moderator/Chair:Márton Vér, Seminar für Turkologie und Zentralasienkunde, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Abstract

Mongol Empire studies have been revolutionised over the past decade, not least by the major ERC database project based at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and pressures to broaden medieval history curricula. Building upon the 'Chinggisid Ripples' sessions, this round table discussion brings together a broad group of early career scholars to identify key challenges and opportunities, both within the field and in interaction with medieval studies more broadly. Taking the sessions' four themes of materiality, historiography, institutions, and lineage as starting points, the discussion will focus on the challenge of extrapolating to large-scale network models while maintaining sensitivity to entanglements and dislocations rooted in the local and material.

Participants include Wonhee Cho (Academy of Korean Studies, Gyeonggi-do), Francesca Fiaschetti (Universität Wien), Geoffrey Humble (University of Leeds), Toby Jones (Universiteit Leiden), and Qiao Yang (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin).