Interdisciplinary Seminar and Concert


„Mobility, Mission, Music: Franciscans in the Global Middle Ages“

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 15:00 Seminar; 18:00 Concert

Location: Franciscan Church (entry to convent), Franziskanerplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

This event – conceived in connection with the FWF project being carried out at the Department of Musicology, University of Vienna, by Jeremy Llewellyn – is devoted to the Global Middle Ages and comprises two parts: an interdisciplinary seminar and a concluding concert with the award-winning Ensemble Peregrina. The 13th and early 14th centuries were marked out by increasing mobility across Eurasia, with a range of different actors: from Mongols establishing their rule across different khanates to Franciscan brothers acting as emissaries and missionaries in different cultures. The purpose of the seminar is to examine this mobility – methodologically, historically and culturally – with special attention given the role of Franciscan songs and their transformations.

Participants: Prof. Dr. Claudia Rapp (Vienna), Prof. Dr. Felix Heinzer (Hamburg), Dr. Roman Hautala (Oulu)

Organiser : Dr. Jeremy Llewellyn (Vienna)

If you are interested in attending the seminar, please write before 30 May 2023 to

With many thanks to P. Oliver Ruggenthaler OFM and the community for their support.

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