Annual Workshop: Borders

Friday 4th May 2018, Senior Parlour, Gonville & Caius College, 1:30-6:30 pm

Supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (FFO)

The Cambridge New Habsburg Studies Network Annual Workshop features new approaches to the history of German-speaking Europe. The 2018 workshop on 4 May will be devoted to the theme of ‘borders’, with papers on the lands of the Holy Roman Empire, the Austrian Empire, and Hungary. Our annual lecturer, Professor Beat Kümin, will comment on papers and lead the general discussion.

1.30pm Welcome and Introduction

1.40-2.20pm Laszlo Kontler (Budapest)

Borders and Crossings: Maximilian Hell and Strategies of Accommodation in Doing Science in the Eighteenth Century.

2.20-3.00pm Richard Morris (Cambridge)

Shifting Borders: Identity, Cultural Transmission, and Encounters across Boundaries in the Court Festivals of the Holy Roman Empire, c.1555-1618

3.00-3.40pm Sabine Jesner (Graz)

The Habsburg Military Border. Transitions in Strategic Functionality from Military Bulwark to Cordon Sanitaire.

3.40-4.00pm Coffee break

4.00-4.40pm Attila Magyar (Hannover)

Acting Files, Administering Actors: The New Habsburg Rule in the Border Region of Southern Hungary at the End of the Seventeenth Century

4.40-5.20pm Antonios Nasis (Paris)

Rethinking Borders in Imperial and National Crossroads: The Case of Spinalonga

5.20-6.00pm Benedek Varga (Cambridge)

America in Hungary: German Colonial Narratives in Late Eighteenth Century Transylvania

6.00-6.30pm Round table: Closing discussion

7pm Dinner