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Remembering a pre-modern past in a modern world: Medieval saints and heroes as realms of memory in 19th and 20th Century Central, Eastern and Northern Europe

Location:🇩🇪 Greifswald, Germany
Organizer:Lehrstuhl für Nordische Geschichte, Universität Greifswald
First day:2021-10-18
Last day:2021-10-19
Categories:📜 History / Archeology 🎭 Cultural History

When the Empires expanded and nations were born during the modern period, various groups and societies in the Middle Ages found historical figures – rulers, saints and heroes – as role models important for the formation of their identities. This conference will offer a view on the role of medieval and early modern saints and heroes in Northern Europe in longue durée.