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Still Caput Mundi? The Role of Rome between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages in the Western Mediterranean – Hamburg, 03/2022

Internationales Kolloquium. Aus dem Ankündigungstext der Veranstalter:  «The decline of the Western Roman Empire is often accompanied by the decline of the city from which it all sprang: Rome. The city, the historical and moral center of the empire, had long since lost its role as capital city, yet it retained its symbolic and traditional authority as caput mundi, recognized and felt by everyone in the world. The Late Antique period and the early Middle Ages witnessed the gradual evolution of Rome from the city of the emperor to the city of the pope, on the one hand rising to the role of the center of Christianity, and on the other preserving the memory of its former status as the fulcrum of the imperial world.
The aim of this conference is to present in multiple aspects (literary, historical, archaeological) this transformation of Rome, particularly at the religious level. The proposed framework of study covers the late antique period and the early Middle Ages (4th-7th centuries). It intends to offer a case study of thematic and regional studies, with the clear aim of obtaining a comprehensive overview of this phenomenon and paying particular attention to the role of Rome as perceived in the individual socio-cultural and socio-religious realities of the Mediterranean area.»

Mit Beiträgen u.a. von

– Carlos Machado (University of St Andrews), Imagining pagan topography in Christian Rome
Paolo Tedesco (Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen), Economic Trajectories of the Italian Churches in Late Antiquity
– Geoffrey D. Dunn (Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II), Hilary of Narbonne and Papal Correspondence with Bishops in Gaul: The Example of Boniface I, Ep. 12 (Difficile quidem)
Sabine Panzram – Lorenzo Livorsi – Rocco Selvaggi (Universität Hamburg), Letters from Rome to the Iberian Bishops: The Case of Vigilius and Profuturus of Braga – Challenges and Problems
– Javier A. Domingo (Pontificia Università della Santa Croce), Saint Jerome in Rome. Historical data, tradition and archaeological evidence

3. bis 5. März 2022

Organisation: RomanIslam Prof. Dr. Sabine Panzram – Dr. Rocco Selvaggi, Universität Hamburg, Historisches Seminar – Arbeitsbereich Alte Geschichte, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1 / R. 11 / 21, 20146 Hamburg
Veranstaltungsort: Warburg-Haus, Heilwigstr. 116, 20249 Hamburg. Das Kolloquium findet in Präsenz statt, wird aber zudem als Zoom-Veranstaltung angeboten. Bei Interesse wenden Sie sich bitte an Dr. Rocco Selvaggi ( Sie erhalten dann am Donnerstag einen Link, der Ihnen den Zugang ermöglicht.
Programm: Roma, still Caput Mundi 03.2022