Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit




The Bright Side of Night - Nocturnal Activities in Medieval and Early Modern Times

Internationale Tagung in Genf

10.06.2022 – 11.06.2022

We are delighted to announce the program of the conference "The Bright Side of Night - Nocturnal activities in Medieval and Early Modern Times," and cordially invite you to attend this conference!

Night in medieval and early modern times has been associated as part of the day that opened up the window to danger, crime, and death - a familiar master narrative the conference seeks to question. In contrast, it aims to emphasize the positive sides of night. Considering night as a complex, multi-layered timescape that was individually used, perceived, performed, adjusted etc. allows us to approach the night from a different perspective to shift the main research narrative from dark towards bright nights!

Geneva, June 10th to 11th, Bastions B002, University of Geneva

Contact and registration:

Please register by June 7th.

Covid-19: The conference is planned to take place in presence. Exact conditions and online access will be posted if necessary.