On 24 March 2017, Thomas Wallnig will speak about “Postalische Kommunikation und Briefschreiben als materieller Akt aus der Perspektive der Korrespondenz von Bernhard und Hieronymus Pez OSB” at the Warburg-Haus in Hamburg. Read more.
The FWF Project Benedictines, Church Reform and the State in Austria, 1720-40 at the University of Vienna, the Association for the Study of Monastic Learning in the Early Modern Period and the Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften at the University of Graz invite you to the 4th Colloquium Historico-Criticum “ProDomo – Prosopography of religious orders” on Tuesday, 21 February 2017, at 17:00 (Hörsaal 45, University of Vienna). Invitation.
On 14 December 2016, Joëlle Weis (cooperation partner) will speak about her dissertation entitled “Johann Friedrich Schannat (1683-1739) and the Republic of Letters. Communication, Practices and Identities in Critical Scholarship on the Eve of Elightenment” within the series “Geschichte am Mittwoch” (University of Vienna/Institute for History). Learn more.
On 6 December 2016, Manuela Mayer and Irene Rabl will participate in the 3rd Digital Humanities Austria Conference (DHA) hosted by the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Vienna). They will present a project poster with the title “The Letters of the Pez Correspondence: a Transforming Edition”. Program.
The report on the conference “Monastica Historia III: Kommunikation zwischen Kloster und Welt in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit” (21-23 September 2016, Melk Abbey) is online and can be found here.
On 5 December 2016, Thomas Wallnig will present his habilitation thesis (“Critical Monks: The German Benedictines, 1680-1740”) in Paris (Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine, Sorbonne). Learn more.
Thomas Wallnig spoke with Nikolaus Halmer (Ö1) about Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and his plans for a Vienna academy. You can listen to the interview here (“Leibniz in Wien”; link valid until 12 December 2016).
Irene Rabl will present her paper “Kloster und Bruderschaft” at the international congress “Multifunktionale Dienstleister. Frühneuzeitliche Bruderschaften in der Habsburgermonarchie” in Salzburg (23-25 February 2017). Program.
On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s death, the Austrian Academy of Sciences – together with two sister academies – will honour its almost-founder with a symposium held on 3-4 November 2016. Thomas Wallnig will contextualize Leibniz’s failed attempts at establishing an academy within the broader context of the Viennese court scene of the 1710s. Learn more.