Castles of the North 3: Castle and Fortification During Reformation Period (1500-1620) – the Holy Roman Empire and the Realms of Western and Northern Europe

International Conference organised by Aarhus University, School for Culture and Society – Research Programme "Material, Culture and Heritage", Society "Magt, Borg og Landskab“, Borgerforening Flensborg and the Marburger Arbeitskreis für europäische Burgenforschung e. V.

03.03.2017 | Jon Bendixen

Dato man 09 okt ons 11 okt
Tid 09:30    23:59
Sted Restaurant Borgerforening Flensborg, Holm 17, 24937 Flensburg

The Reformation period has changed medieval Europe within hardly a century and thus marks a time of transformation between the medieval and the early modern world. Besides the rebuilding and modernization of existing castles, this period also saw emerging of completely new castles as strongholds. The conference will have a look on the development in the castle and fortification building of the epoque and asks for the political und architectural conditions in Middle and Northern Europe during the reformation period. The international and interdisciplinary conference will have a look at the main points in the area around the Baltic Sea, especially the Scandinacian realms. The lectures will bring to discussion current research on castles and fortifications from the Baltics, Denmark, Germany and Sweden.

The Reformation period has changed medieval Europe within hardly a century and thus marks a time of transformation between the medieval and the early modern world. Besides the rebuilding and modernization of existing castles, this period also saw emerging of completely new castles as strongholds. The conference will have a look on the development in the castle and fortification building of the epoque and asks for the political und architectural conditions in Middle and Northern Europe during the reformation period. The international and interdisciplinary conference will have a look at the main points in the area around the Baltic Sea, especially the Scandinacian realms. The lectures will bring to discussion current research on castles and fortifications from the Baltics, Denmark, Germany and Sweden.

 

A schedule is available for download at the bottom of this page.

 

Please sign in and register until September 24 by the webshop of the Aarhus University:

https://auws.au.dk/CastlesandFortifications2017

There is also an English version to your better understanding.

 

Charges of attendance:

Please observe: in the webshop the charges are shown in Danish crowns (DKK)! The full amount including meals and excursion by bus is about € 125.-. It is possible to book single parts of the event. The cheapest version covering fee and coffee is about € 36.-

 

Accommodation

Please observe: When the conference takes place, in some federal states of the Germany there will be autumn holidays. So, you should have an early look for your accommodation. You will find rooms, B&Bs and also hotels under the following link:

https://www.fremdenverkehrsbuero.info/fremdenverkehrsamt-flensburg.html

 

Please contact Rainer Atzbach (rainer.atzbach@cas.au.dk) for further information.

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