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Extract from the ‘Tabula Peutingeriana’ reproduced with kind permission from the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna.

Venue: Free University Berlin, 21–22 July 2017

in collaboration with the Sonderforschungsbereich 980, ‘Episteme in Bewegung’, Berlin, and the Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark (Odense)/University of York.

Friday 21 July

8.30–9.00 Registration
9.00–9.15 Welcome
Andrew James Johnston (FU Berlin), Miriam Edlich-Muth (FU Berlin), Alastair Matthews (University of Southern Denmark)

9.15–10.15 Religious Communities and Collaboration across Time and Space
Moderation: Andrew James Johnston (FU Berlin)

Victoria Blud (University of York), Soul Sisters: Medieval Mystics, Recusant Readers, and Women’s Literary Communities

Joshua Easterling (Murray State University/FU Berlin), Coming to Perfection: Margaret the Lame and Collaborative Theology

10.15–10.45 Coffee break

10.45–11.45 Keynote I
Lars Boje Mortensen (University of Southern Denmark), Western Imperial Literature (c.1050–1320) – A Productive Object of Study?

12.00–1.30 Buffet lunch
SFB Villa

1.30–2.30 (Pseudo-)Histories and National Traditions
Moderation: Alastair Matthews (University of Southern Denmark)

Marianne Ailes (University of Bristol): Charlemagne Narratives in the Multilingual British Isles

Adrien Quéret-Podesta (Palacký University, Olomouc), Mechanisms of Transfer of Annalistic Works from German Lands to Central Eastern Europe around the Year 1000

2.30–3.00 Coffee break

3.00–4.00 Didactic Texts across Europe
Moderation: Beate La Sala (FU Berlin)

Emunah Levy (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), The Book of Medicines of Asaph the Physician: A Study Case for the Transmission of a Medical Text in the Medieval Jewish Diaspora

Claudia Wittig (University of Ghent), Writing ‘Didactic Communities’ in High Medieval Europe – The Moralium dogma philosophorum and its Vernacular Translations

6.15–7.30 Performance ‘Nasreddin Hodja and Other Stories’
Serap Güven
Museum Europäischer Kulturen, with drinks from 5.45

7.45 Dinner
Restaurant Luise

Saturday 22 July

9.00–10.00 Keynote II
Christine Putzo (University of Lausanne), On the History of the European Floire Romance: The Evidence of the Fragmentary Ripuarian Version

10.00–10.15 Coffee break

10.15–11.15 European Romance
Moderation: Christine Putzo (University of Lausanne)

Sofia Lodén (Stockholm University/Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Children of Medieval Europe: Floire and Blanscheflur in Different Literary Traditions

Lydia Zeldenrust (University of York), Mélusine on the Move: Reassessing a Shared European Tradition

11.15–11.30 Coffee break

11.30–12.30 Readers between East and West
Moderation: Margitta Rouse (FU Berlin)

Massimiliano Gaggero (University of Milan), Historiography without Borders: The Long-Lasting Influence of the Estoires d’Eracles

Falk Quenstedt (FU Berlin), The Marvellous in Transfer: Sindbad, the Sailor (as-Sindibād al-baḥrī) and Different Versions of Herzog Ernst

12.30–1.00 Closing discussion