The Mongols in Central Europe

The Mongols in Central Europe

The Mongol Invasion of Hungary and Its Eurasian Context  project cordially invites you to the internation workshop

The Mongols in Central Europe

The Profile and Impact of their Thirteenth-Century Invasions

on 26-27 March, 2020

at Eötvös Loránd University, Szekfű Gyula Library, Main Building, Room 115-117 and Building A, Room 39

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26 March 2020

14:00–15:15 Moderator: István Vásáry
Greetings of Batbayar Zeneemyadar, Ambassador of Mongolia to Hungary
Balázs Nagy: The Mongol Invasion of Hungary and its Central European Context
Attila Bárány: The Response of the West to the Mongol Invasion: 1241-1270

15:15–15:30 Coffee break

15:30–17:00 Moderator: József Laszlovszky
Alexander Nikolov: From the Pontic Steppes to Anatolia: The Cumanic Refugees from the “Mongol Storm” between 1237 and 1242
Konstantin Golev: The Cuman-Qipchaq Refugee Waves in Comparative Perspective: The Case of the Second Bulgarian Empire
Dorottya Uhrin: Beheading Among Nomads

17:30–18:30 Plenary lecture
Christopher Atwood: How Mongol Conquests Worked: Lessons from the Mongol Conquest of North China (at Building A, Room 39)

27 March 2020

09:00–10:30 Moderator: Ágnes Birtalan
Aleksandar Uzelac: The Kingdom of Hungary and Ulus of Nogai: The Contest for Regional Supremacy at the End of the Thirteenth Century
Roman Hautala: Whether we Can Reconstruct the 1241 Invasion of Poland without Długosz: Some Considerations Regarding the Credibility of his Account
Adam Lubocki: Mongol Invasion of Hungary in the Light of Polish Medieval Sources

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

11:00–12:30 Moderator: Balázs Nagy
Matthew Coulter: Patterns of Communication during the 1241 Mongol Invasion: Insights from the Ottobeuren Letter Collection
Mirko Sardelić: “Quasi per aerem volans”: The Mongols on the Adriatic Coast (AD 1242)
Tomaš Somer: Sources on the Mongol Invasion of the Kingdom of Bohemia in 1241

12:30–13:30 Lunch break

13:30–15:00 Moderator: Mirko Sardelić
Béla Zsolt Szakács: The Mongol Invasion and the Early Church Architecture in the Szepes/Spiš/Zips Region
Ágnes Birtalan: Hungarian Oral Narratives about the Mongolian Campaign
Beatrix Romhányi: Traces of the Mongol Invasion in the Settlement Network of the Kingdom of Hungary: Questions, Answers and Doubts

15:00–15:30 Coffee break

15:30–17:00 Moderator: Roman Hautala
Zsolt Pinke: Long-Term Eco-historical Studies for the Wetlands of the Great Hungarian Plain in the Context of the Mongol Invasion
Michal Holeščák: Mongol Invasion of 1241-1242 North of the Danube: Orda Khan´s Trail to Esztergom
József Laszlovszky: New Archaeological Finds and their Interpretation in the Context of the Mongol Invasion of Hungary

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