ANN: Workshop „Maria Theresa (1717-1780): Tercentenary workshop on the Habsburg empress and her time“, Oxford, Febr. 26, 2018

Maria Theresa (1717-1780):
Tercentenary workshop on the Habsburg empress and her time

26 February 2018, The Queen’s College, Oxford

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Convened by Tobias Heinrich (Kent) and Avi Lifschitz (Oxford)

12:45 Welcome and introduction
13:00 Session I: Memorial Room, The Queen’s College

Chair: Ritchie Robertson (The Queen’s College, Oxford)

Werner Telesko (Austrian Academy of Sciences) – Maria Theresa: the making of a myth. Old questions and new insights

Catriona Seth (All Souls College, Oxford) – A well-tempered correspondence? The letters of Marie Antoinette and Maria Theresa

15:00 Session II: Memorial Room, Queen’s College Chair: Peter Wilson (All Soul’s College, Oxford)

William O’Reilly (Trinity Hall, Cambridge) – ‘All the king’s men’: Maria Theresa and the Holy Crown of St Stephan

Thomas Wallnig (University of Vienna) – After 2017: is new research on Maria Theresa possible?

17:00 Keynote Lecture: Shulman Auditorium, Queen’s College

Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (University of Münster) – Maria Theresa and the Catholic Enlightenment

18:30 Drinks reception
Attendance is free, but registration is required via the following link:

The workshop is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum in London, the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture and the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the University of London, the Oxford Centre for European History, the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, and the Voltaire Foundation.

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