The Hansa in the North – Cultural and Social Transformations
"Social Networks, Cultural Communication, and Everyday Life: the Hansa and beyond"
2 - 4 March 2017, University of Tampere


Thursday 2 March 2017
12.30 - 13.00 Registration
13.00 - 13.30 Opening & Introduction
13.30 -16.00 Session I
• Selart Anti: Where was the home of the Livonian merchant? (13th-14th c.)
• Jakobsen Johnny: Mendicant Friars and Foreign Merchants - Dominican and
Franciscan relations to Hanseatic groups in medieval Scandinavia
• Hess Cordelia: Jewish Life in Hansa Towns - A Reassessment of Legal and
Social Preconditions
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee
16.30 - 18.10 Session II
• Haak Arvi: The beginning of Hanseatic trade in medieval Tartu
• Hutchinson Alan: The Hansa and the cultural impact of the
19.00 Reception
Friday 3 March 2017
9.00 - 10.30 Session III
• Mänd Anu: Gender, memoria and social networks in late medieval Tallinn
and Lübeck
• Ojala Maija: Mistress as Master: flexibility of gender roles in craft trade
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee
11.00 - 12.40 Session IV
• Valentini Daniela: Language use and communication strategies in the Hansa
area - Middle Low German and the Scandinavian languages
• Zwart Cora: Religion as a connecting force in late medieval cities. The case
of an unknown Hansa merchant and his book of sermons
12.40 - 13.40 Lunch
13.40 - 16.30 Session V (with coffee break)
• Kjellberg Joakim: Material traces of the Hansa? The case of the Uppland
• Mehler Natascha: Hanseatic cultural interaction in the North Atlantic - an
archaelogical perspective
• Holtermann Bart: On trade without money: the formation of debt-based trade
networks in the North Atlantic and intercultural communication
Excursion to the regional museum Vapriikki
Conference dinner (tba.)
Saturday 4 March 2017
9.00 - 11.50 Session VI (with coffee break)
• Leskelä Ilkka: Experiencing the 'Hanseatic' in Finland - contacts between
Finnish and Hanseatic towns from 1460s to 1570s
• Haggren Georg: Krautstrunk, Maigelein, Passglas und Röhmer - glass
vessels and the material culture in medieval Scandinavia in the context of the
• Koivisto Andreas: Hanseatic contacts in Southern Finland: the case of
medieval and early modern Vanda
11.50 - 12.30 Final discussion
Contact information:
Lauri Uusitalo,, tel. +358 50 318 6138
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Monday March 6th 2017 at 10 - 16.30
Bryggens museum, Bergen


09:30-10:00 Arrival with registration and coffee
10:00-10:05 Opening
10:05-10:20 The Medieval Church Landscape around the North Sea.
Justin Kroesen, Bergen
10:20-11:00 Altar- or Table-wise? The Changing Material Culture of Communion in
England. Andrew Spicer, Oxford
11:00-11:40 ‘Beautifully carved and decorated with gold’ - The New Materiality of
Catholic Counter-Reformation Churches in the Southern Netherlands.
Raingard Esser, Groningen
11:40-13:15 Lunch break with free visits of Bryggens Museum and Mariakirken
13:15-13:55 Calvinist Iconophobia Contested: Texts and Images in the Dutch
Reformed Church Interior. Jacolien Wubs, Groningen
13:55-14:35 The Reformation(s) and the Arts around the North Sea’s Southern
Shore: Northwest Germany. Christoph Auffarth, Bremen
14:35-15:00 Tea break
15:00-15:40 The Lutheran Reformation and its Consequences for the Religious
Visual Culture in Denmark and Norway. Henning Laugerud, Bergen
15:40-16:30 Churches around the North Sea – Balance and Perspectives.
Plenary discussion, launch of website Bergen1517,
concluding remarks, closure
Price: 220,- (ord.)/ 120,- (students/BT-card) lunch included
Buy tickets for the event here:
Keyword: Reformasjonsbyen Bergen
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