Department of Medieval Studies/ Decmocracy Institute, Central European University, Vienna, Austria/Budapest, Hungary
Department of History of Art, Birkbeck University of London, UK
Summer University 11-12 July 2022
Lecture series: Urban Governance and Civic Participation in Words and Stone in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period
The theme of the SUN-OSUN course was also the motto of a lecture series entitled Urban Governance and Civic Participation in Words and Stone in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, convened by three members of the course faculty (Zoe Opačić, Susanne Rau, and Katalin Szende) and hosted by the CEU Democracy Institute and the Department of Medieval Studies in the Fall term of 2021. In this series, twelve renowned experts addressed the issue of urban governance in a broader framework beyond Central Europe. Topics discussed included the general question of citizenship; the development of urbanism in the Mediterranean after the fall of the Roman Empire; the Italian communes, and many more, extending to the Ottoman Empire and Southeast Asia.
Check out our previous lectures in the videos by clicking on the picture.