Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia

Empires and their Elites (29.03-31.03.2023)



E pluribus unum or divide et impera? Empires and their Elites

March 29 - 31, 2023 (München)


Michal Biran (HU), Karen Radner (LMU München), Yuri Pines (HU), Johannes Preiser-Kapeller (ÖAW), Jörg Rüpke (Erfurt Universität)


Program (PDF version)

March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)

8:30-9:00: Registration at Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung

9:00-9:15: Introductory remarks


Panel 1. Early empires

12:00-14:30 Lunch (Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung)


Panel 3. Hellenistic and Roman empires

17:10-18:15: Round Table Discussion: Early empires and their elites: multiplicity of interaction (Chair: Jörg Rüpke)

18:30 Dinner

March 30, 2023 (Thursday)

Panel 4. Elites in the Caliphate

11:00-11:20 Coffee break


Panel 5. Byzantine and Middle Period China

13:20-14:30 Lunch (Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung)


Panel 6. The Steppe Empires

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break


Panel 7. Post-Mongol Empires: Russia and Qing


March 31, 2023 (Friday)

Panel 8. Post-Mongol Empires: The Muslim World

11:00-11:25 Coffee break

11:25-13:00: Round Table Discussion: Elites and Empires: New Perspectives (Chair: Johannes Preiser-Kapeller)

13:00-13:45 Lunch (Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung)