Renaissance – Baroque – Religious Humanism – Orthodox/Early Enlightenment: Periodization Problems in the History of Knowledge in Early Modern South-East Europe

05.07.2019 - 06.07.2019

Workshop initiated by Project C06 "Transfer and Overlapping. Configurations of Knowledge in the Era of the Greek Homines Novi in the Ottoman Empire (1641–1730)" (Head: Prof. Dr. Miltos Pechlivanos)

The workshop aims to address periodization schemes and concepts in early modern South-East Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Its focus encompasses both historiographical approaches to the emergence and the uses of concepts such as Religious Humanism, (Early) Modern Greek Enlightenment, Ottoman Enlightenment, Tulip Age etc. or to the function of Renaissance, Humanism. Baroque, Enlightenment as travelling concepts in these research contexts. The workshop also aspires discussion on their theoretical preconditions and their heuristic and analytic value, since on the one hand periodization models appear to oscillate between historiographical abstractions and the temporal and epochal self-awareness of the historical subjects themselves and one the other hand they are as a rule blind to the multiple temporalities of historical phenomena, i.e. the distinct, simultaneous temporal layers and temporal experiences.

Zeit & Ort

05.07.2019 - 06.07.2019

Sitzungsraum SFB-Villa, Schwendenerstraße 8, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem