Booklaunch "Across the Danube"

Edited by Olga Katsiardi-Hering and Maria A. Stassinopoulou

The Danube has been a border and a bridge for migrants and goods since antiquity. From the 17th through the 19th centuries, commercial networks were formed between the Ottoman Empire and Central and Eastern Europe creating diaspora communities. This gradually led to economic and cultural transfers connecting the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the Continental world of commerce. The contributors to the present volume offer different perspectives on commerce and entrepreneurship based on the interregional treaties of global significance, on cultural and ecclesiastical relations, population policy and demographical aspects. Questions of identity, family, and memory are in the centre of several chapters as they interact with the topographic and socio-anthropological territoriality of all the regions involved.

Contributors are: Constantin Ardeleanu, Iannis Carras, Lidia Cotovanu, Lyubomir Georgiev, Olga Katsiardi-Hering, Dimitrios Kontogeorgis, Nenad Makuljevic, Ikaros Mantouvalos, Anna Ransmayr, Vaso Seirinidou, Maria A. Stassinopoulou.

Olga Katsiardi-Hering, Ph. D (1984), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, is Professor of Modern Greek History at the same university.

She has published monographs, co-edited six collective volumes, and is the author of numerous articles on Greek Diaspora, Enlightenment, Migration, the European Idea, Family History, Economic History.

Maria A. Stassinopoulou, Ph.D. (1990) and Habilitation (2001) at the University of Vienna, is Professor of Modern Greek Studies at the same university. She has published a monograph, co-edited five collective volumes, and is the author of numerous articles on Cultural and Intelectual History, Migration History, and Film Studies with a focus on Greece and Southeastern Europe.

Studies in Global Social History, 27
Studies in Global Migration, 9

erhältlich bei brill-Verlag
ISSN: 1874-6705

More information: Brill

Presented at:

  • 11. Workshop des Forschungsschwerpunktes "Frauen und Geschlechtergeschichte" der Historischen Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Wien, am 3. März 2017.
  • Modern Greek Seminar, University of Oxford, am 9. März 2017.
    Modern Greek Seminar.
  • Workshop "Across the Danube" (8.5.2017), Archive University of Vienna.