Genghis Khan’s Posthumous Life in Modern Eurasia

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The goal of the workshop and the book project is to discuss the global dimension of Genghis Khan, asking where to situate him in the context of empires and nation-states. It aims to assess his historical significance for national, cultural and ethnic discourses in the past and the present, how popular and official narratives impact each other, and which role sentiments of nostalgia, horror, and pride are employed at the intersection of history, politics, and popular culture.

The workshop is part of the project Writing History with China supported by the Volkswagen Foundation. It will take place (in person) at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Artilleriestraße 70, Erlangen, Room 0.112, on 9th March 2024.

For registration to the workshop please contact Amélie Leibold (

For further information and preliminary program please refer to our website.