Cooperations & Working Groups
- The international research network "The Transformation of the Carolingian World" comprises over 100 researchers from 15 countries and is coordinated at the division for Historical Identity Research.
- The Arbeitskreis zum christlichen Diskurs der Spätantike und des Frühmittelalters(Working Group on Christian Discourse in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages) brings together on a monthly basis a group of scholars from various disciplines, who are concerned with the textualized remains of late antiquity and the early medieval period.
- Interdisziplinärer Arbeitskreis Frühmittelalter(Interdisciplinary Working Group on the Early Middle Ages): This working group was established by members of the Institute together with colleagues from the Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte(Institute for Prehistory and Early History) at the University of Vienna, the Vienna Institute for Archaeological Sciences and the Institut für mittelalterliche Realienkunde(Institute for Realia of the Middle Ages) in Krems as a forum for cooperation between early medieval historians and archaeologists.
- Current research and projects being undertaken at the Institute are presented annually at the International Medieval Congress Leeds. Walter Pohl is a former member of the programming committee and coordinates with members of the working group the sessions on early medieval history that are held at the Congress.
- Princeton – Oxford – Vienna Graduate Exchange: Since 2011 the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna supports the international PhD student exchange ‘Princeton – Oxford – Vienna Graduate Exchange’. The cooperation consists of annual meetings of students working on late antique, byzantinist and early medieval topics.
- Leverhulme-Network (Networks of Knowledge in Early Medieval Europe: Insular Manuscripts, AD 650-850) This project is designed to set up an international research network. Its aim is to have a close look at manuscripts in which ‘insular’ script was used, in order to gather new information about knowledge exchange all over early medieval Europe. Partners are: the University of Leicester, The British Library-London, Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland-Galway and the Bilbiothèque nationale de France-Paris.
- Staat im Früh- und Hochmittelalter(State in the Early and High Middle Ages): An international project-group working towards the development of a long-term research cooperation.
- New Communities of Interpretation (ISCH COST Action IS 1301)
The Action coordinates research activities being currently developed at several European universities and research institutes and creates a virtual centre of expertise for the study of religious culture in late medieval and early modern Europe.
- Texts and Identities in the Early Middle Agesis the title of an international research cooperation between the Institute for Medieval Research and the Universities of Cambridge, Utrecht, Leeds and Paris I (Sorbonne), which was established in 1996 by Mayke de Jong (Utrecht), Rosamond McKitterick (Cambridge), Walter Pohl (Wien) and Ian Wood (Leeds)
- «ZeitenWelten» Zur Verschränkung von Weltdeutung und Zeitwahrnehmung im frühen und hohen Mittelalter (DFG-Netzwerk, Laufzeit: 2012-2015)(On the Interconnection of the Interpretation of the World and the Perception of Time in the Early and High Middle Ages) (German Research Foundation (DFG)-Network, duration: 2012-2015) Time and space are basic conditions of our existence; it is not least for this reason that their different modes of perception are the subject of scholarly as well as societal interest. Because of the massive changes in our living conditions, the theme of space and time has acquired increased topicality.
- Projektgruppe zur Erforschung der Krise zur Zeit Ludwigs des Frommen. (Project Group for the Research of the Crisis in the Time of Louis the Pious). The Hludowicus-Project (Stefan Esders/Berlin, Philippe Depreux/Limoges) funded by the international French National Research Agency (ANR) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) examined different aspects of the political and social crisis and their perception in the time of Emperor Louis the Pious. The contribution of the Institute for Medieval Research was Richard Corradini's examination of an ensemble of manuscripts from St. Gall and Reichenau, where different methods for the calculation of time (calendars, chronicles, Easter tables etc.) are addressed.