CoE: Modes of Coercion in Premodern Eurasian Empires - Inventorying and Graphing Court Records for a Comparative Geography of Power

03.-04.06.2024, Schreyvogelsaal, Hofburg Vienna, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien

Date: 3–4 June 2024
Venue: Schreyvogelsaal, Hofburg Vienna, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien

This workshop addresses the language of power in imperial court records from Ancient Mesopotamia and the medieval period to the Venetian and the Ottoman Empire and Ming China, and explores new ways of historical comparison. The case studies focus on the semantics of trial and their underlying grammar of coercion and contribute to the development of a prototype of cross-corpora comparison, developed by Claude Chevaleyre (CNRS, ENS Lyon) and Juliane Schiel (University of Vienna) and based on a computational historical semantics approach and graph modelling. The workshop brings together scholars of the recently launched Cluster of Excellence on “EurAsian Transformations” with members of the COST Action “Worlds of Related Coercions in Work” (WORCK) and other colleagues interested in semantic analysis, graph modelling and historical comparison. 

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