Hansards in the World gathers and promotes new histories of the Hanse -an organization of merchants and towns- and how the merchants interacted with the wider world in the early modern period. Contributors explore novel perspectives and approaches on the late life and afterlife of this association. More specifically, the symposium calls on participants to consider how our perspective on the Hanse, its people, and its encounters with the non-Hanseatic world changes if we focus on art, everyday life, or intellectual currents in the period of its supposed decline from the sixteenth century onwards.
The symposium is co-organized by Suzie Hermán, PhD Candidate, Princeton University and our Rijksmuseum Mellon Foundation Fellow 2020-2021.
More information: hansardsintheworld.wordpress.com.