Project end and outlook

Today, the FWF project “Benedictines, Church and the State in Austria, 1720-40” (P-28016) ends. A series of particularly dynamic years lie behind us, and unfortunately we have not been able to achieve all our envisaged goals. Nevertheless, significant progress has been made, and this coming year will see us (a) publish the conference volume “Central European Pasts” resulting from our 2018 conference; (b) continue data collection efforts for early modern Central Europe (; (c) publish the Pez papers data online; (d) lay the groundwork for a hybrid edition of the entirety of the Pez correspondence together with our publisher Böhlau. Also, expect members of the VEMG ( to roll up their sleeves once more and bring the edition closer to its completion.