"The Habsburgs and their Courts in Europe, 1400–1700. Between Cosmopolitism and Regionalism", 7–10 December 2011, Vienna, Austria.
Conference organized by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, with financial support of the European Science Foundation, within the framework of the ESF Research Network Programme "PALATIUM - Court Residences as Places of Exchange in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1400-1700)".
Call for papers:
A variety of visual and written sources demonstrate that the members of the House of Habsburg devoted special attention to creating a ‘dynastic identity’ (e.g. “Fürstenspiegel”, panegyric and emblematic literature). The aim of this conference is to trace a Habsburg dynastic ‘idiom’ in the
sphere of archducal/kingly/imperial representation, particularly at the residence courts, and to consider its supranational features in contrast to regional ones. Court culture in Vienna, Madrid, Brussels, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest will be examined and compared in detail – with a double focus, looking for interactions both within the Habsburg network spread across Europe and with local traditions. All topics of exchange should be worked out with the help of visual media as used by the Habsburgs, and developed within one of the following four panels:
1. "Repraesentatio Majestatis" and Residency
2. Religious Practices and the Court
3. Habsburgs and Muslim
4. Regional Patriotism (Landespatriotismus)
Please submit your proposal (max. 350 words) for a 20‐30 minute paper before 30 April 2011 to Herbert.Karner@oeaw.ac.at, with a copy to Pieter.Martens@asro.kuleuven.be, coordinator of
PALATIUM. Notification of acceptance before 30 June 2011. A collection of papers will be published after evaluating the conference’s results. Languages: English and German – Paper abstracts only in English.
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