The final conference of the Eurasian Empires programme took place from 15 to 17 June 2016 in Leiden. The conference concluded a five-year research programme in which nine researchers worked on their own specific projects within the programme’s Eurasian scope, transcending borders by bringing together the histories of distant regions.
On 15-17 June, the final conference of the Eurasian Empires Programme will take place in Leiden. Leading scholars in the field from all over the world will participate in five themed panels.
Marie Favereau will take part in the upcoming conference 'Diplomacy in the Age of Mongol Globalization' in Jerusalem on 30-31 May. She is also part of the organising committee.
The Ashmoleum Museum in Oxford is currently hosting the exhibition 'Pax Mongolica (1210–1350) - Coins of the Mongol Empire'. The exhibition was organised in collaboration with Eurasian Empires researcher Marie Favereau.
On 24 February, Marie Favereau participated in the Workshop 'Nomadic Empires' in Aberystwyth, Wales. Here she presented a paper entitled 'The Horde and the Surrounding World'.
Eurasian Empires researchers Liesbeth Geevers and Jeroen Duindam will participate in the conference 'Dynasty and Dynasticism, 1400-1700' at Somerville College, University of Oxford. The conference will take place from 16-18 March.
From 8 November 2015 through 31 January 2016 the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore presents the exhibition 'Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts'. Willem Flinterman contributed to the accompanying publication with a chapter on the Mamluk sultan Al-Nasir Muhammad, which he wrote with Jo Van Steenbergen (Ghent University).
On 18 December 2015, Peter Rietbergen held his farewell address at the Radboud Universiteit. After a career in history of more than 40 years, he officially retired.
The site of NWO, the organisation funding the Eurasian Empires project, is currently featuring an article on the results of the project, based on an interview given by Jeroen Duindam.
On Wednesday 25 November, Jeroen Duindam will discuss his new book at the Early Modern World Seminar at the University of Oxford.
As of 1 September, Maaike van Berkel has been appointed professor of Medieval History at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
From 25 to 27 June, the conference 'Global Nodes, Global Orders' took place in Oxford. This inaugural conference the kick-off for the 'Global Nodes, Global Orders'-project, which attempts to historicize and re-conceptualise globalization, bring the key disciplines together, and better understand its intimate mechanics and implications for the present. Jos Gommans is involved in this project, and Marie Favereau spoke at the inaugural conference.
This May, Peter Rietbergen's new Dutch-language biography of William III (1650-1702) was published by Bekking & Blitz Publishers. The book's full title translates as ' William III (1650-1702). Stadtholder and king in a European context ' (Willem III (1650-1702), Stadhouder en koning in Europese context).
From 6 to 9 July, Marie Favereau and Liesbeth Geevers will participate in the Medieval Congress in Leeds. They will join a session called 'Dynasticism in Medieval and Early Modern Europe and Beyond'.
The publication of Jeroen Duindam's new monograph, 'Dynasties. A Global History of Power, 1300–1800', is planned for December 2015.
On 3 June, former minister Jan Pronk will receive the first copy of 'Exploring the Dutch Empire: Agents, Networks and Institutions, 1600-2000', edited by Jos Gommans and Catia Antunes.
From 27 to 29 May, Jeroen Duindam will participate in a conference at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR). The conference is themed 'Political Communication in the Medieval World, 800-1600'.
Dr. Richard van Leeuwen, lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Amsterdam, has joined the Eurasian Empires programme as a researcher. He will study representations of kingship and royal authority in fictional texts, with particular attention for the famous Arabic story cycle A Thousand and One Nights.
The Golden Horde in a Global Perspective: Imperial strategies (International workshop: 7-8 May 2015) - Update
The Leiden Global Interactions (LGI) research profile will fund three new seed projects supporting interdisciplinary and international collaborations. One of these projects is an international workshop revolving around the Golden Horde on 7 and 8 May 2015, which will be coordinated by Marie Favereau and Gabrielle van den Berg.
Cumhur Bekar will speak at the 30th Annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) Conference at the University of Chicago (1-2 May 2015). He will deliver a paper entitled 'Remembering Violence, Forgetting Consultation: The Image of Murad IV in Şehen-Şeh-Name-i Muradi (ca.1638)'.