Moravian Diaspora in a Time of Transition

Culture and languages

Invitation to symposium

24 May 2022
12:00 - 19:00

Network for Moravian studies in Scandinavia, Department of Historical studies, Center for Digital Humanities and Gutenberg University, Mainz.


12.00 Lunch

13.00 Welcome! Christer Ahlberger, Gothenburg University

13.15 Moravian Diaspora - a transconfessional concept in theology and practice. Wolfgang Breul, Gutenberg University, Mainz

14.00 The Moravian Brethren in a Time of Transition
Christina Petterson, Australian National University, Canberra

14.30 Coffee

14.45 The Moravian diaspora in a local context, 1740-1800. A Norwegian example? Arne Bugge Amundsen, Oslo Unversity

15.15 The Moravian diaspora in a local context, 1730-1900. A Danish example? Hanne Sanders, Lunds University

15.45 The Lord’s Supper in Moravian Memoirs: preparation, implementation and emotional consequences.
Martin Berntsson, Gothenburg University

16.15 Break

16.30 Lost in Translation. Reflections on Language and Representation in Moravian Lebensläufe.
Martin Åberg, Karlstad University

17.00 Diaspora workers’ lifelong learning - expanding experience bas over time. Per von Wachenfeldt, Gothenburg University

17.15 Methodological and technical challenges with the digitalization of Moravian Diaspora reports (“berichte”) and Memoirs.
Christer Ahlberger, Gothenburg University, Philipp Tögel, Gutenberg University, Mainz and Johan Åhlfeldt, Gothenburg University

17.45 Discussion

19.00 Dinner