MI Ph.D. Student Jeffrey Berland Co-Organizes Conference at University of Tübingen

Author: Lucy Grinnan

Tubingen Conference 2022

Jeffrey Berland, a Ph.D. candidate earning a joint Ph.D at the Medieval Institute and the École Pratique des Hautes Études (PSL), has has put together a conference on Eastern-Western religious conflicts and mobility between 700 and 900 CE. The MI congratulates Jeffrey Berland on this accomplishment, and is excited to celebrate the international and innovative research MI students contribute to the field of Medieval Studies. 

Co-organized with Dr. Federico Montinaro of the University of Tübingen and held as a hybrid conference at that university and on Zoom, the conference is titled "The Road to Rome: Aspects of Religious Conflict and Mobility in the Greater Mediterranean, ca. 700-900."

"The Road to Rome" focuses on Rome as a dynamic crossroads of conflicts and exchanges in the broader Mediterranean, extending Dr. Montinaro's 5-year project, "Religiöser Konflikt und Mobilität. Byzanz und der weitere Mittelmeerraum, 700-900," which is funded by the Emmy Noether-Programm (DFG).

Scholars were encouraged to consider religious conflicts and exchanges in this period beyond their own field or geographic specialization. Since the conference selected work by who have recently written papers in the field, all presentations will represent new trends in scholarship and ground-breaking material.

The conference will be held on April 8th and 9th, 2022 at “Verfügungsgebäude”, Room 001, Wilhelmstraße 19, 72074 Tübingen and via Zoom. For online (Zoom) registration, please contact viola.osswald@student.uni-tuebingen.de or markus-piet.kleemann@student.uni-tuebingen.de.

Read the program for more details: Road To Rome April 2022