Connected Central European Worlds, 1500-1700

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Connected Central European Worlds, 1500–1700 Conference

30th June–1st July 2023 | University of Kent, UK | Hybrid

Early modern Central and Eastern Europe, a multiconfessional, multiethnic, and multilingual realm, was a crossroads of Latin, Orthodox, and Muslim cultures. Home to  Slavic, Germanic, Latin, Baltic, Finno-Ugric, and Turkic peoples, it sat astride a network of commercial routes, cultural interactions, and demographic flows that turned it into one of the most entangled regions of the early modern world. This conference examines how the complex transcultural nature of Central and Eastern Europe was co-shaped, fostered, and reimagined by artefacts, materials and visual culture, from food to art and clothing to print.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann (Princeton University)
Central Europe Then and Now: Reflections on a Career.

Darwin Conference Suite

17:30-19:00 Keynote - Professor Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

Central Europe Then and Now: Reflections on a Career

18:00 Closing Remarks