Easter term is underway and we are on the home strait for the year, but there’s still time to fit in the big topics of peace and war, throne rooms and borderlands, life and (un)death. Full details and abstracts for all the Habsburg Network’s talks can be found in the ‘Upcoming Events’ tab as always, and we look forward to seeing you next week for our first paper which will be:
Tuesday 9th May 2017
‘Habsburg Control on the Ottoman Frontier: Medicine, the Military and Vampire Mania in an 18th Century Borderland’ by Dr William O’Reilly (University of Cambridge)
Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, 5-6:30pm
In the eighteenth century, plagues real and imagined swept the long military borderland dividing the Habsburg Monarchy from the Ottoman Empire; join us as William O’Reilly explains the complex collisison of Enlightenment ideas, military strategy, medical innovation and the living dead in one of Europe’s most fascinating liminal areas.