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Schleswig Holstein – contested region(s) through history
5th-6th November 2012, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
7th November, Excursion to Schleswig

Part of the EuroCORECORE project Cuius Regio,

Monday 5th November 2012

9.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.30 Opening
Steen Bo Frandsen, University of Southern Denmark

10.30-12.00 The fight about the past
The battle of Antiquity in Slesvig in the 19th and 20th century
Inge Adriansen, Museum Sønderjylland, Sønderborg Slot
The Preservation of historical monuments in Schleswig-Holstein in the 19th century – The Construction of material memories in a contested region
Jelena Steigerwald, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.30 Dynastic issues
The dynastic marriage market of a contested region: Marriages and marriage politics of the Dukes of Schleswig from Abel to Adolf
Oliver Auge, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Between Dynasty and Nation. Augustenburg and other ducal dynasties of Schleswig and Holstein on the path towards modernity in the 18th and 19th century
Mikkel Venborg Pedersen, The Danish National Museum

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-17.15 Commercial, economic, and communication issues
NEW!!! Bones4Culture - The First Results: Leprosy and Chemical Life History in Medieval Schleswig
Jesper Lier Boldsen and Kaare Lund Rasmussen
Between two Seas. Schleswig as Bridge between the North Sea and the Baltic from the Viking Age to the Early Modern Period
Bjørn Poulsen, University of Aarhus
The Influence of Economic an Social Interests on the Choice of National Identity in North Schleswig, 1840-1848
Hans Schultz Hansen, Danish State Archives

19.00 Conference dinner
Registration is necessary to participate


Tuesday 6th November

9.00-10.30 National issues
“National” conflicts in the medieval Slesvig-Holsten?
Carsten Jahnke, University of Copenhagen
Schleswig (–) Holstein 1848: Legitimism, Nationalism and Constitutionalism Conflicting
Michael Bregnsbo, University of Southern Denmark

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Military issues
A monument of contestation: the early Danevirke as a mirror of military and political Organization in early medieval Scandinavia
Andres Minos Dobat, University of Aarhus
The Danevirke during the Schleswig Wars 1848 – 1864
Nis Hardt, Danevirke Museum

12.15-13.00 Lunch

13.00-15.15 Cultural, religious, and administrative issues
“Danish” and “German” Schleswig - the testimony of late medieval Vatican sources
Kirsi Salonen, University of Turku
The Schleswig Cathedral Chapter in the 1542 Church Ordinance for Schleswig and Holstein – Inspiring reform in Denmark?
Per Seesko, University of Southern Denmark
Helgoland – Local identities and central administration under Danish and British colors
Martin Krieger, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

15.15-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.45 Further perspectives
Sons of the Defeated. Danish National Identity and Democracy 1814-1914
Rasmus Glenthøj, University of Southern Denmark
Dynasty and the conglomerate state in the 20th Century – celebrating the 150th anniversary of a Schleswig family on the Danish throne
Jes Fabricius Møller, University of Copenhagen

Wednesday 7th November

9.00-19.00 Excursion to the region of Schleswig, led by Martin Klatt, University of Southern Denmark, and Carsten Jahnke, University of Copenhagen. 
Registration is necessary to participate.
Bus leaves from Odense centre at 9.00
Skamlingsbanke (10.15) 
Christiansfeld – Knivsbjerg (11.00) (15 min. break)
Aabenraa to Dybbøl (12.00) (15 min. break) 
Lunch Benniksgård (45 min. break)
Dannewerk – museum og wall (30-45 min. break)
Schleswig town (1 hour break) 
Back to Flensburg
Town walk: Idstedt-Lion, Danish traces (2-2.5 hour)
18.30 dinner at Hansens Brauerei
20.30 departure back to Odense 

For further inquiries, please contact the organizers, Michael Bregnsbo or Kurt Villads Jensen ( or
For all practical matters, please contact the secretary of the Medieval Centre, Karen Fog Rasmussen (

Registration at

Participation in the conference is free, but registration is necessary. Participation in lunches, conference dinner, and excursion is possible against a fee to cover expenditures, and should be registrered separately.
2 x lunch 200 DKK
Konference dinner 300 DKK 
Excursion including dinner 325 DKK 





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