CFP Deadline: Jan 12, Poland Conference, “Transfers” in Baltic Sea Region between VIII-XVII centuries.

The University of Gdansk & Gdansk University of Technology are holding an international conference, “Conference Origines et mutationes circa principio Mare Balticum: Transfer of people, ideas,technologies and religion in Baltic Sea Region between VIII-XVII centuries” September 10-13, 2014 (tentatively). The conference is aimed at wide range of researchers, e.g. from Ph.D. Candidates to Professors, giving each of them an opportunity to exchange knowledge or start new research projects.

The focus of the conference is “transfer”, which best explains the changes Baltic Sea region has undergone from VIII to XVII centuries.

Presentations & Conference proceedings are divided into 4 main groups:
1. Transfer of People: Settlement process, Trade, Logistics, Diplomacy
2. Transfer of Ideas: Law, Tradition & Customs, Political Concepts
3. Transfer of Technology: Land & Maritime Craft, Agriculture, Medicine
4. Transfer of Religion: Dispersion of pagan beliefs; Christianization process

Note: If you do not find any of the areas suitable for you and you have a group of researchers active on the same feld of interest a “Separate, Specifically Tailored Panel” can be organized for your group.

Place: Gdansk – Old Town, Poland
The Polish Maritime Museum in Gdansk
Tokarska 21, Gdansk 80-888, Poland

Language: English

Abstracts: Abstracts (max 700 signs with spaces) should be sent till 12th January 2014.

Application Form: Please type your scientific title, full name & surname, university or institution. Alternatively please send link. Further information will be passed to participants in early March 2014.

Presentations: Max. 20 minutes
Proceedings: Max. 12 pages, with summary, scientific apparatus & bibliography should be sent till 15th October 2014 A.D.

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