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.

Penance and Correction in Rome

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.

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 by 31 December 2017.
The organizers are applying for funding to reimburse travel and accommodation costs.


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).

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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.