Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia

Empires and their Elites (30.03-01.04.2022)



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

March 30 - April 1, 2022 (München)


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



March 30, 2022 (Wednesday)

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

9:00-9:15: Introductory remarks


Panel 1. Early Middle Eastern empires

10:15-11:40 Coffee break


Panel 2. Early China

12:40-13:45 Lunch (Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung)


Panel 3. Hellenistic and Roman empires

15:45-16:10 Coffee break

  • 16:10-17:10: Clifford Ando (University of Chicago). Elites in Roman empire (II)


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


March 31, 2022 (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


April 1, 2022 (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)

13:00-14:30 Lunch (Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung)