Session1522
TitleMapping Medieval Peoples, I: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Ethnic Identity and Geography in the Medieval World
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorProject 'Mapping Medieval Peoples', Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
OrganiserVeronika Wieser, DFG-Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe 2496 "Migration und Mobilität in Spätantike und Frühmittelalter", Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
 
Moderator/ChairWalter Pohl, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Paper 1522-a Visualising Semantic Landscapes in Early Medieval Europe: Historical and Digital Humanities Approaches
(Language: English)
Veronika Wieser, DFG-Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe 2496 "Migration und Mobilität in Spätantike und Frühmittelalter", Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies; Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1522-b Mental Maps of Migration: Reusing, Readapting, and Relocating Ethnonyms in Early Medieval Geographies
(Language: English)
Salvatore Liccardo, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies; Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1522-c The Carolingian Avaria: Ideas and Practice of Territory
(Language: English)
Katharina Winckler, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies; Historiography - Medieval
 
AbstractThis session strand presents approaches to the construction and perception of ethnic identity in the Middle Ages as developed in the Digital Humanities project 'Mapping Medieval Peoples', which combines semantic network analysis and geo-visualisation in order to reconstruct medieval mental maps of a world of peoples. The first session will examine the interplay between medieval ethnonyms, religious terms, and their spatial representation thus surveying the language employed to create ethnic entities and to distinguish them from each other. The first paper will present the project and the two following papers will analyse cosmographies and Carolingian descriptions of the Avar realm.