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Stefan Schröder

Docent of General Church History and Cultural History

  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3), 322

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

20012019

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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

I am a cultural historian working on the medieval period. I received my PhD in Medieval History from the University of Kassel, Germany, in 2007. Since than I have worked as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Universities of Kassel (2007-2011), Erlangen-Nuremberg (2011-2012) and Helsinki (since 2012). In my dissertation I have analysed 'Otherness' in late medieval pilgrimage reports to the Holy Land. Several related articles as well as a co-edited anthology deal with specific aspects of medieval travelling or on images of Islam and Judaism. In a forthcoming book I examine the exchange of geographical and cartographical knowledge in medieval Islamic and Latin-Christian maps from the 12th to the 15th century. First outcomes are articles e.g. on cultural transfer related to climate maps, on theoretical questions regarding the relation of knowledge and power in maps as well as on the changing spatial concepts in maps of Iberian provenance. In the current research project funded by the Academy of Finland I focus on the cultural history of the crusades in the Late Middle Ages. My research interests encompas different aspects of cultural history ranging from identity, cultural encounter, life-writing, material culture, spatial turn, hybridity to cultural memory and the uses of the past.

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Medieval History
  • Cultural History
  • Travel reports
  • Cartography
  • cultural contacts
  • Migration
  • Islamic history
  • Pilgrimage

Publications

  • 24 Chapter
  • 22 Article
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia / dictionary
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Entertaining and Educating the Audience at Home: Eye-witnessing in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Reports

Schröder, S., 2019, Travel, Pilgrimage and Social Interaction from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. Kuuliala, J. & Rantala, J. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 270-294 25 p. (Studies in Medieval History and Culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Maps: III. Christianity: B. Medieval and Reformation Times

Schröder, S., 2019, The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Helmer, C., McKenzie, S., Römer, T., Schröter, J., Dov Walfish, B. & Ziolkowski, E. (eds.). Berlin: de Gruyter, Vol. 17. p. 851-857 (EBR; vol. 17).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientific

Kulturelle Fremdheit bei Felix Fabri

Schröder, S., 2018, Die Welt des Frater Felix Fabri. Reichert, F. & Rosenstock, A. (eds.). 1 ed. Weißenhorn: A. H. Konrad, p. 219-241 23 p. (Veröffentlichungen der Stadtbibliothek Ulm).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Projects

Activities

  • 23 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 9 Oral presentation
  • 1 Member of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

Geography and Religious Knowledge in the Premodern World (1150-1550)

Stefan Schröder (Speaker: Presenter)
11 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Medieval Philosophy and Theology Research Seminar

Stefan Schröder (Speaker: Presenter)
21 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

International Medieval Congress

Stefan Schröder (Member of organizing committee)
1 Jul 20194 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Re-negotiating the Past. Images of the Crusading Past in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Reports

Stefan Schröder (Speaker)
1 Jul 20194 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation