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Towns, Guilds, and Cultural Transmission in the North, 1300-1500
November 9th - 10th in Auditorium O 100

Final programme.


Organized by Lars Bisgaard & Lars Boje Mortensen

on behalf of the Nordic Centre for Medieval Studies (Bergen, Helsinki, Göteborg, Odense)


November 9th:

9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Flemming G. Andersen



10.15 Lars Boje Mortensen (Odense) A comparative welcome

10.50 Bjørn Poulsen (Århus) Trade in the Baltic – a Danish perspective

11.25 Mike Burkhardt (Copenhagen) Business criminal or merchant pioneer? – Changes in trade strategies in late medieval Northern Europe

12.00 - 13.30: Lunch

The Towns

13.30 Lars Bisgaard (Odense) The competitions between guilds and cultural transmission

14.05 Sofia Gustafsson (Linköping) Swedish towns – A comparative study in urban organisation and political culture

14.40 - 15.15: Coffee break


The Merchants

15.15 Håkon Haugland (Bergen) German influence in Bergen and Oslo between 1300 and 1600

15.50 Ilkka Leskelä (Helsinki) Fifteenth-century commercial letters in the Baltic Sea region

16.25 Marko Lamberg (Jyväskylä) A Finnish minority identity within the merchant community of late medieval Stockholm?



November 10th:

Guilds and the Church

10.05 Tiina Kala (Tallinn) The legal frames of institutional religious practices in late medieval Tallinn

10.40-11.00: Coffee break

Guilds and Art

11.00 Anu Mänd (Tallinn) Art, patronage and memorial practices in Livonian guilds

11.35 Jan von Bonsdorff (Uppsala) Some reflections on the medieval guilds in Gdansk and the equestrian statue of St George in Stockholm

12.10-13.30: Lunch


Guilds and Feasts

13.30 Irma-Riitta Järvinen (Helsinki) St Anne, Mary’s mother – The spread of a new cult in the 15th Century

14.05 Leif Søndergaard (Odense) “Fastnachtspiele” in Northern Germany and Scandinavia

14.40-15.15: Coffee break


German Imprints

15.15 Kurt Braunmüller (Hamburg) How Middle Low German entered the mainland Scandinavian languages

15.50 Erik Opsahl (Vestfold) Water or beer? Anti-German sentiment in Scandinavia in the late Middle Ages

16.25-17.00: Final discussion
























Sidst opdateret: 22.12.2016