Conference: The querelle that wasn’t?

On 11‒13 October 2018, the conference “The querelle that wasn’t? ‘Old’ and ‘New’ in the intellectual culture of Habsburg Europe, 1700‒1750,” organized by the FWF project “Benedictines, State Reform and the Church in Austria, 1720‒40,” will take place in the “Aula” auditorium at the campus of the University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Vienna.

The Habsburg monarchy was a globally networked world power in the 17th and 18th centuries. Nevertheless, hardly any of its knowledge culture and world of ideas is present in the collective memory today. This is not least due to the fact that Western Europe is still considered the benchmark for the history of ideas and the independent developments of Central Europe have been ignored for decades. A central aspect of intellectual culture in the 18th century was the handling of tradition in all areas of knowledge. An international conference in Vienna, organized by the FWF project “Benedictines, State Reform and the Church in Austria, 1720‒40” is dedicated to the discourse of “old” and “new” in the sciences of Central Europe during the 18th century. Case studies from theology, natural sciences, philosophy, art history, philology, law, and history will paint a differentiated picture of the various possibilities of updating the past—or distancing oneself from it.

Program.

The Querelle that wasn’t? …

… “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.

 

Querelle(s) in Berlin

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.

Call for papers: The querelle that wasn’t? “Old” and “New” in the intellectual culture of Habsburg Europe, 1700‒1750.

 

On 11‒13 October 2018, the conference “The querelle that wasn’t? ‘Old’ and ‘New’ in the intellectual culture of Habsburg Europe, 1700‒1750”, organized by the FWF-Project “Benedictines, State Reform and the Church in Austria, 1720‒40”, will take place at the University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna.
Here you can find the call for papers.
Please send an abstract to ines.peper@univie.ac.at by 31 December 2017.
The organizers are applying for funding to reimburse travel and accommodation costs.

PEZ DESIGN SPRINT, Vienna

With the help of Milan-based digital designer Marco Quaggiotto, we are going to take a week off to visualize Pez data.

If you want to see the results, come join us for a drink on FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER at 17h at the Pez Workshop at Maria-Theresien-Straße 9/4. If you want to experience the process, come join in for a coffee at the same venue during office hours on WEDNESDAY 6 – FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER (c. 10h-17h).

Please drop a line beforehand: thomas.wallnig@univie.ac.at

Learn about Design Sprints in general: http://www.republicofletters.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Como-Notes-COST-Action-IS1310-Reassembling-the-Republic-of-Letters.pdf

Cistercienser in der res publica litteraria

On 18 October 2017, Thomas Wallnig will for once be dealing not with Benedictines, but with Cistercians as part of his lecture “Cistercienser in der res publica litteraria” at the colloquium “Religiöse Volkskunde der österreichischen Prälatenklöster in der Frühen Neuzeit” at the Abbey of Heiligenkreuz. Program.