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International Conference: Kochi 1514 -- Cross-Cultural Networks between Central Europe, South Asia and Beyond in the Early Modern Period

November, 14-16, 2014 International Conference at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at the Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Seminar für Südasienstudien/Department for South Asia Studies, Raum/Room 217

The Kochi 1514 International Conference brings together scholars of social, anthropological, historical, and linguistic disciplines. Having distinguished themselves for introducing new ideas and revised methods into the scientific discourse of the history of globalisation, they are working additionally on the subject of cross-cultural relations between Europe and Asia. By doing so, and with the intend to respond critically to habituated narratives, the twelve conference participants shall present the state of the art on the material, cultural, intellectual, and scientific transfer and exchange between Central Europe, South Asia, and beyond in the early modern period (c. 1450–1800). As a result, they shall debate, relate, and project further fields of research in three coherent panels.

 

 

PROGRAMME

 

Friday, Nov 14
 
3.00 pm
Opening Remarks
Prof. Dr. Michael Mann
 
 
PANEL A.
 
3.30-4.30 pm
Kochi 1514 as a Beginning?
The Central Europeans and the
S. Bartholomew Chapel.
Gregor M. Metzig.
 
 
4.30-5.30 pm
Mission beyond Mission:
Cross-Cultural Networks in
Eighteenth-Century South
India.
Keyvan Djahangiri.
 
5.30-6.00 pm Coffee Break
 
6.00-7.00 pm
Keynote Lecture: Trading
Goods from Southern Germany
to India 1533.
Dr. Dr. Wolfgang Knabe
 
8.00 pm Dinner
Restaurant Neumond
 
 
 
Saturday, Nov 15
 
9.00-10.00 am
The Lure of India. Was there
an Exchange of Visual Arts
between Europe and India?
Sune Erik Schlitte
 
10.00-11.00 am
Balthazar Springer and the
King of Cochin: Early Modern
Encounters between India and
Europe.
Sebastian R. Prange.
 
11.00-11.30 am Coffee Break
 
 
PANEL B.
 
11.30-12.30 pm
Jeremias van Vliet in Siam. The
Cultural Transgressions of a
Dutch Merchant Scholar.
Sven Trakulhun.
 
12.30-1.30 pm
Bilateral or Global? ‘Indiennes’
in Eighteenth-Century France.
Felicia Gottmann
 
1.30-3.00 pm Lunch Break
 
3.00-4.00 pm
The Columbian Exchange from
the West to the East and the
Dutch Trading Companies
Acting in Early Globalization.
Tim Wätzold.
 
4.00-5.00 pm
A Spidery Web: Global Textile
Connections of Eighteenth-
Century Danish Trade between
India, Guinea and Europe.
Vibe Maria Martens.
 
5.00-5.30 pm Coffee Break
 
 
PANEL C.
 
5.30-6.30 pm
Eighteenth-Century European
Polymaths interested in
Asian Languages: Tracing the
Influence of Leibniz‘ Linguistic
Research Program.
Toon van Hal.
 
 
Sunday, Nov 16
 
9.00-10.00 am
Zainudheen Maqdoom and
Malabar‘s Global Connections
in the Sixteenth Century.
Nuaiman Keeprath Andru.
 
10.00-11.00 am
Diamonds. Transcultural
Values and Cross-Cultural
Trade between India and
Central Europe.
Kim Siebenhüner.
 
11.00-12.00 pm
‘All to use’. Circulation and
Presence of Indian Goods in
Central European Art,
Science, and Culture.
Marília dos Santos Lopes.
 
12.00-12.30 pm Coffee Break
 
12.30-13.30 pm
Concluding Remarks.