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Constructing and Performing Hope in the Premodern World

Tampere University
LocationKalevantie 4, Tampere
Main building, lecture room C9
13.4.2023 9.15–14.4.2023 15.30
Registration deadline: 1.4.2023,15.45
Entrance feeFree of charge
This is a workshop concentrating on the ways in which the future of individuals, their families and communities were negotiated in ancient, Byzantine and Western medieval Europe, with special focus on the practices and practicalities of everyday life.

Throughout history, people have gone on with their lives despite many kinds of trials and tribulations. In this, hope has been a main driving force to manage uncertainty, mitigate despair, and to give meaning to living. There are historically changing sets of practices anchored in social and cultural values, through which individuals deal with the ultimate question of existence and anxiety: how is one to live a meaningful life in the face of inevitable death?

Programme and more information on the website of the workshop