Multiple Antiquities – Multiple Modernities. The Politics of the Humanities in Nineteenth-Century Europe Research Project

Our project initiates comparative researches in the history of the academic disciplines and the history of political ideologies, following two comprehensive topics:

  • How did the image of antiquity, as shaped up by the humanities, influence us in marking out the place for our national heritage within the European classical tradition?
  • How did this institutionalized "national" image of antiquities, complemented by archaic-oriental traditions and the "gothic" Middle Ages as a substitute for antiquity, influence what the humanities formulated as "modern" developmental perspective as "multiple modernities"?

1. Humanities in Historical and Comparative Perspective: Roots and Margins of the European Tradition and Reactions to It – Focus Group convened by Sally Humphreys and Gábor Klaniczay in 1999-2000

2. Multiple Antiquities - Multiple Modernities. History and Politics of the Humanities in Europe (Projektskizze) – Michael Werner (2001)

3. A Hungarian cooperation project organised by Gábor Klaniczay in 2001

4. Multiple Antiquities - Multiple Modernities: The Politics of the Humanities in Europe - Expression of Interest (EOI) for the 6th Framework Program of the EU (2002)

5. Multiple Antiquities, Substitute Antiquities and Fragile Modernities in East Central Europe – Focus Theme directed by Gábor Klaniczay and Anna Wessely (2002/03)