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POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBA - Time and Social Cohesion

24 March 2020, 9:30 am–6:00 pm

Ottoman calendar

Unfortunately, due to the current travel restrictions, this event had to be postponed - new date tba. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Nadia Vidro and Sacha Stern
sacha.stern@ucl.ac.uk

Location

IAS Common Ground
Ground floor, South Wing, UCL
London
WC1E 6BT

Unfortunately, due to the current travel restrictions, this event had to be postponed - new date tba. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Can people live together with different time frames and calendars? Is a common time frame essential for a sense of common belonging and identity, or does different time reckoning mean social breakdown and schism? This workshop explores these questions from theoretical and historical perspectives, ranging from late antiquity to the modern world. 

Pogramme:

  • 9:30 Registration and coffee
  • 9:55  Welcome and introduction
  • 10:00 Sacha Stern (UCL): Jewish sects and Christian heresies: the origins of the myth of ‘time and social cohesion’
  • 11:00 François de Blois (UCL): Calendars in the ancient and medieval Iranian world: coexistence and competition
  • 12:00 Coffee break
  • 12:15 Nadia Vidro (UCL): Calendar difference and social cohesion in medieval Jewish societies of the Near East
  • 13:15 Lunch
  • 14:15 Edith Koller (Munich): Division, discord and disorder? Social impacts of the Gregorian calendar reform, 1582-1744
  • 15:15 Matthew Shaw (IHR, London): Calendars of the Revolution: the French Republican calendar, universal time, and conflicting time frames
  • 16:15 Tea break
  • 16:30 Kevin Birth (Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY): Cacophony, conflict or complementarity? Learning from cases of time pluralism
  • 17:30 Concluding discussion
  • 18:00 End of workshop

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