Event: Eleventh Workshop on Early Modern German History, 15 Nov 2013

Eleventh Workshop on Early Modern German History,
15 November 2013.
Organized by the German Historical Institute in co-operation with the German History Society

Conveners: David Lederer (NUI Maynooth/ German History Society), Bridget Heal (University of St Andrews), Angela Schattner (GHI London)

German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ

The first workshop ran in 2002 and has now established itself as the principal forum for cross-disciplinary discussion of new research on early modern German-speaking Central Europe. Previous themes have included artistic and literary representations, medicine and musicology, as well as political, social, economic and religious history. The Workshop is sponsored by the German History Society, and the German Historical Institute London.

This year’s session concentrate on Political Culture and Space, Religious Culture and Society & Language.

Participation is free. If you wish to attend the workshop, please RSVP to Carole Sterckx by 12 November (sterckx(ghi)ghil.ac.uk)

Programme

9.15 Registration
9.30 Welcome

10.00 – 12.00 Session 1: Trust, Political Culture and Spatiality Chair: Angela Schattner, German Historical Institute London

Hannes Ziegler (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich)
Trust and Politics in the Age of Confessionalisation, 1555-1618

Franziska Neumann (University of Dresden)
The olitical culture of early modern mining cities (1470-1648)

Beat Kümin (University of Warwick)
Above us only sky – Rural autonomy in the Holy Roman Empire

Susanne Rau (University of Erfurt)
Mapping urban spaces. Walkers and travellers in early modern cities.

13:00 – 14:30 Session 2: Religious culture
Chair: Bridget Heal, University of St. Andrews

Noria Litaker (University of Pennsylvania)
Migrating Martyrs: The Transfer of Roman Catacomb Saints to Counter-Reformation Bavaria
(1578-1803)

Matthew Laube (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Minding the gap: Music, authority and confession in Heidelberg, 1556-1618

Linnéa Rowlatt (University of Kent)
Johann Geiler and the Environment: Preaching Nature in Strasbourg during the Little Ice Age

15.00 – 17.30 Session 3: Society and Language
Chair: David Lederer, NUI Maynooth

Allyson Creasman (Carnegie Mellon University)
“A Restless Evil” – Insult and Slander in Early Modern Germany

Abaigéal Warfield (University of St. Andrews)
Witchcraft, Infanticide and the Midwife-Witch in the Hexenzeitungen

David Sabean (University of California)
Discourses of “Incest” in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Europe and America

Claudia Jarzebowski (Free University of Berlin)
World hi/stories for Children in the Eighteenth Century

17.30 Short Wrap Up and Close

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