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CARMEN Annual Meeting Essen, 9-11 September 2016

CARMEN’s next Annual Meeting will take place in Essen, Germany, organised by the Historical Institute at the University of Duisburg-Essen ( The general theme of the Annual Meeting will be Futures. Mark the dates 9-11 September, 2016, in your medieval events calendar, join us, make friends, and enjoy the charming medieval city of Essen, the home of the famous golden Madonna. Participants are advised to fly to Düsseldorf or Cologne/ Köln; practical information on travel and accommodation, and the program of the meeting are here:, The information on workshops for prospective projects can be found here:
Essen is a medieval site in the Ruhr region that has been a center of Carolingian missionary activity, with a cathedral church going back to a 9th century female monastery that held with close ties to the Ottonian family in the 10th century. There has been a male Benedictine monastery in Essen (Werden) from c. 800 as well.