2018 International Conference on Social Resilience

The DFG Research Group 2539 „Resilience. Phases of Societal Upheaval in Dialogue between Medieval Studies and Sociology“ hosts an international conference on “Strategies, Dispositions and Resources of Social Resilience. A Dialogue between Medieval History and Sociology” from March 12 to March 15 in Trier.


The conference aims at advancing the development of a social understanding of resilience and its analytical utilization in sociology and medieval contexts by examining strategies, dispositions, and resources of resilience as well as unanticipated consequences and side effects of resilience strategies.

These topics will be discussed from empirical as well as theoretical vantage points, with the aim to interconnect and mutually enrich the different and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding processes of resilience and adaptive change in historical contexts. In doing so, the conference will both highlight and discuss problems associated with the concept of resilience and at the same time develop a new analytical category for understanding socio-historical processes.


Venue: Nells Park Hotel, Trier


The keynote lecture by Mark Edwards on March 13 will take place at Trier University (V 302). The lecture will be followed by a reception.


For more details, please see our program flyer.


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