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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

20012020
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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.

Keywords

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

Publications 2001 2018

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

Begegnungen mit dem Islam in den Pilgerberichten des Dominikaners Felix Fabri

Schröder, S., 2016, Mehr als Schwarz und Weiβ. 800 Jahre Dominikanerorden. Füllenbach, E. H. (ed.). Regensburg: Friedrich Pustet, p. 319-329 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Europa im Wandel. Kartographische Repräsentationen vom 8. bis 16. Jahrhundert

Schröder, S., 2016, Europa-Räume: Von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Gehler, M., Müller, P. & Nitschke, P. (eds.). Hildesheim, Zürich, New York: Georg Olms Verlag, p. 121-141 21 p. ( Historische Europa-Studien – Geschichte in Erfahrung, Gegenwart und Zukunft; no. 14).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Projects 2012 2020

Activities 2012 2019

  • 22 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 7 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

Lobbying for a Crusade in order to Reform Christianity – Marino Sanudo’s Call to Recover the Holy Land (c. 1321)

Stefan Schröder (Speaker)
22 Nov 201823 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation