You are here: Home Archiv 28.03.2019 – 30.03.2019: Tagung „Core, Periphery, Frontier – Spatial Patterns of Power“

28.03.2019 – 30.03.2019: Tagung „Core, Periphery, Frontier – Spatial Patterns of Power“

Internationale Tagung zu Spannungsfeld C des SFB 1167, „Zentrum und Peripherie“.

Plakat_Tagung_Spannungsfeld CA basic assumption of our Collaborative Research Center is that Macht und Herrschaft, power and domination, manifest themselves in the organization of the controlled space. This assumption opens up a multitude of avenues to explore this topic in an interdisciplinary and transculturally comparative way. For a long time, center and periphery were understood as a rigid, interrelated system with an active, structuring center and a dependent, passive periphery. The spatial turn, computer-aided network analyses and the stronger emphasis on agency have substantially changed our understanding of center and periphery without fully exploiting the analytical potential and dynamic interdependence of space and domination. The aim of the conference is to develop the thematic field from the perspective of a wide variety of disciplines and to make the transdisciplinary discussion fruitful for research within the respective disciplines by applying a wide range of approaches. The negotiation processes between center and periphery, the waxing and waning of the communication space, the mobility of persons and things, the center as world order, which propagates its idea of the world through ideology and architecture, are topics to be discussed.

Program (updated March 26, 2019):


Thursday, March 28


  • 13:30 Opening Ceremony: Volker Kronenberg, Dean of the Faculty of Arts (University of Bonn)


  • 14:00–14:45 Karl Friday (Saitama University): How the North Was Won: Japan's Eighth-Century Pacification Wars in Perspective
  • 14:45–15:30 Satoru Kuroshima (University of Tokyo): Awareness of Borders in Medieval Japan

Chair: Detlev Taranczewski (University of Bonn)

  • 15:30–16:00 Coffee Break


  • 16:00–16:45 Diana Ordubadi (University of Bonn): Moskau als drittes Rom und Konstantinopel: Das Verhältnis zweier christlich-orthodoxer Zentren im 16. Jahrhundert
  • 16:45–17:30 Peter Schwieger (University of Bonn): Zur Herausbildung territorialer und gesellschaftlicher Zentren und Peripherien in der tibetischen Geschichte 
Chair: Dittmar Dahlmann (University of Bonn)

  • 18:30 Evening Lecture by Stefan Breuer (University of Hamburg): Zentrum und Peripherie in soziologischer Perspektive

Introduction: Matthias Becher, Chair of the SFB 1167 (University of Bonn)

  • 19:30 Reception

Friday, March 29

  • 09:00–09:45 Anna Flückiger (University of Basel): Zentrum und Peripherie in der (ur- und) frühgeschichtlichen Archäologie: ein Überblick
  • 09:45–10:30 Timo Bremer (University of Bonn): Colognes Impact on the Rural Hinterland in Early and High Medieval Times: Economic Specialization, Social Networks and Elite Control

Chair: Jan Bemmann (University of Bonn)

  • 10:30–11:00 Coffee Break


  • 11:00–11:45 Andrew Reynolds (UCL London): Borders and Places: Creating Socio-Political Identity in Early Medieval England
  • 11:45–12:30 Christoph Ulf (University of Innsbruck): Der Einfluss von Macht auf Kontaktzonen und Rezeptivität

Chair: Susanne Reichert (University of Bonn)

  • 12:30–14:00 Lunch


  • 14:00–14:45 Martin Büchsel (University of Frankfurt): Das "Gothaer Liebespaar". Die Ausformung unterschiedlicher Künstlermilieus am Mittelrhein
  • 14:45–15:30 Christian Freigang (FU Berlin): Künstlerische Universalität als Legitimation von Macht: Strategien der spätmittelalterlichen Hofkunst im französischen Kontext

Chair: Harald Wolter-von dem Knesebeck (University of Bonn)

  • 15:30 Coffee
  • 19:00 Dinner for invited speakers and chairs ("Im Stiefel")

Saturday, March 30


  • 09:00–09:45 David Sabel (University of Bonn): The Power of Mobility, the Mobility of Power. "City"-standards on peripheral rock-art in Pre- and Early Dynastic Egypt
  • 09:45–10:30 Ludwig Morenz (University of Bonn): Centre in the Periphery? Approaching the recently discovered protodynastic Wadi el Malik

Chair: Ludwig Morenz (University of Bonn)


  • 10:30–11:00 Coffee Break


  • 11:00–11:45 Ishayahu Landa (Hebrew University/University of Bonn): The Strategic Communication between the Yuan Imperial Capitals and the Regional Powers at the Empire’s Northern Frontiers

Chair: Ralph Kauz (University of Bonn)


  • 11:45 Wrap up: Detlev Taranczewski and Daniel F. Schley (University of Bonn)



Jan Bemmann
Dittmar Dahlmann
Detlev Taranczewski


You can download the program as a PDF file here.


Zeit und Ort: Donnerstag, 28.03.2019 – Samstag, 30.03.2019 [Anmeldung per E-Mail an sekretariat.vfgarch[at] bis zum 18.03.2019].



Document Actions