The Pez project also considers sources from its close thematic surroundings, for example the papers of Gottfried Bessel, abbot of Göttweig (d. 1749). Among the things recently discovered there by the project team, a hitherto unknown inventory of the Göttweig collections from the 1730s/40s is of particular interest. A first detailed description of this extraordinary source, highly relevant for the baroque understanding of natural history in Central Europe, has now been published by Bernhard Rameder, who is responsible for the abbey’s collections, in the latest “Yearbook of the Austrian Society for 18th-Century Studies”.
… “Old” and “New” in the intellectual culture of Habsburg Europe, 1700–1750.
This international conference will take place at the University of Vienna from 11–13 October 2018. It is being organized by the FWF project “Benedictines, State Reform and the Church in Austria, 1720-40”, the Institute of Austrian Historical Research at the University of Vienna, and the Department of History at the University of Vienna.
Read all the details on the event here.
On 14 September, Irene Rabl will speak about “The Pez papers as part of a transforming edition” at the international conference “El’ Manuscript 2018” at the Department of Slavonic Studies/University of Vienna. Program.
On 15 June 2018, Irene Rabl will give a talk about “(Literarische) Nachlässe in österreichischen Klöstern” at the KOOP-Litera conference in Innsbruck. As part of her lecture, Rabl will also present the digitized Pez papers. Program.
On 24 April 2018, in preparation of the conference “The querelle that wasn’t? ‘Old’ and ‘New’ in the intellectual culture of Habsburg Europe, 1700‒1750” (11‒13 October 2018, University of Vienna), Thomas Wallnig gave a lecture entitled “Das ‘Alt-Neue’ in Philosophie, Theologie und Historiographie der oberdeutschen Ordensgelehrsamkeit (Pez, Gordon, Fuhrmann)” within the workshop “Querelle(s) ‒ poetologisch und epistemologisch” at the University of Berlin. Program.
The Pez project is currently hosting two guests: Nick Mithen and Matej Prevc. Here they introduce themselves and their research.
Among historical papers of the numismatic collection at the abbey of Göttweig in Lower Austria, Thomas Wallnig found an inventory of the baroque “Kunst- und Naturalienkammer”. You can find more information here.
Further details will be presented to the public later this year.
On 15 February 2018, Thomas Wallnig will give a talk on “Giansenismo e giuseppinismo nell’Impero asburgico” at the symposium “Penitenza e Penitenzieria al tempo del giansenismo (secc. XVII-XVIII). Culture – Teologie – Prassi” at the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome. Program.