Forthcoming Talk: Siegrid Westphal

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Tuesday 23rd May 2017

‘The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation as an Order of Public Peace (‘Landfriedensordnung’)’ by Professor Siegrid Westphal (University of Osnabrück)

Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, 5-6:30pm

The network is pleased to welcome a distinguished scholar from the historical home of peaceamaking, Osnabrück in Westphalia, to tell the story of the Holy Roman Empire in its last three centuries of existence with a focus on the concept and implementation of a Perpetual Public Peace. Professor Westphal’s talk will analyse the Old Reich as a system for resolving conflict and maintaining security, tracing the vitality of its functioning all the way through Early Modernity into the eighteenth century. As ever, all are more than welcome to attend.



Forthcoming Talk: Jeroen Duindam

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Tuesday 15th November 2016

From Vienna to Istanbul and Beijing: A Social History of Rulership Across the Globe’ by Prof. Jeroen Duindam (Leiden)

Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, 5 – 6pm

A last reminder for our next event tomorrow, in which one of Europe’s most distinguished scholars of princely courts, Professor Jeroen Duindam, will be visiting to give us a world historical perspective on dynastic modes of governance. If the bruising political events of the last week have left you fed up with elections and yearning for a time when power was just passed on by hereditary succession, it’s sure to be a tonic…

Full details can be found here.

Forthcoming Talk: Andreas Gestrich

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Tuesday 1st November 2016

The „Wienerisches Diarium“. Press, State and Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Vienna’ by Prof. Andreas Gestrich (GHIL)

Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, 5 – 6pm

A quick reminder for you all that next Tuesday will see our second event of term, in which Andreas Gestrich will be visiting from the German Historical Institute to examine the fine line trodden by the ‘world’s longest running newspaper’ in navigating between the demands of government and the public sphere in the 18th century Habsburg capital. Full details are here, we hope to see as many of there as possible.

We are also pleased to announce a late addition to our programme, namely that on Wednesday 23rd of November we will be welcoming back Veronika Čapská to discuss the uses of correspondence as a source for studying friendship, emotions and cultural exchange within the Habsburg monarchy. We will send out a reminder and further details nearer the time, but please do take a look at the abstract here, and of course make a note in your diaries!