History & Culture in Central Europe During the Long 18th Century

Workshop: November 30–December 2, 2017

This seminar brings together European and North American graduate students from several disciplines who are working on dissertations related to this general theme.


Friday, December 1

614 Social Sciences

Welcome: 9:00-9:15 am
Evelyn Davidheiser
Director, Institute for Global Studies
Associate Dean, International Programs

Session I: 9:15-10:45 am
Amy Onstot, "Semiramide riconosciutta and the Construction of Female Queenship at the Court of Maria Theresa."
Comment: Lucia Staiano-Daniels
Lucia Staiano-Daniels, "The Right to Live and Be Happy: The Death of Victoria Guarde and the Life of Theodoro de Camargo."
Comment: Greg Tomlinson

Break: 10:45-11:00 am

Session II: 11:00-11:45 am
Tim Olin, “Tempered Expectations: Early German Colonialism in the Banat of Temes-vár.”
Comment: Caleb Karges

Lunch and Lecture: 12:00– 1:30 pm
J.B. Shank, “Inventing the Moment in Time in European Art and Thought”

Session III: 2:00-3:45 pm
Greg Tomlinson, "Post-Napoleonic Property Speculation and Debt Relief in Bavaria, 1812-1822."
Comment: Scott Berg
Claudia Kreklau, "Structure, Spice, all thing nice: Dietary Style and Survival among the Social Middle in the German Romantic Era."
Comment: Amy Onstot

Transport to Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA)
4:00-5:00 pm: Guided tour of exhibit with Patrick Noon, Senior Curator of Paintings
5:00-6:00 pm: Museum
6:30 pm: Dinner at Ginger Hop

Saturday, December 2

317 Blegen Hall
Coffee 9:00 am

Session IV: 9:15-10:45 am
Scott Berg, "Making Austria Catholic Again: The Habsburg Regime’s Rediscovery of its Catholic Identity in the Counter Revolution, 1849-1870."
Comment: Claudia Kreklau
Caleb Karges, “Creating a Cooperative Relationship: The Austro-British Alliance 1701-1703.”
Comment: Madalina Veres

Session V: 11:00-12:30 pm
Madalina Veres, "Unfulfilled Empire: Habsburg Global Ambitions in the Eighteenth Century"
Comment: James Callaway
James Callaway, "Globalization and the Nation in Dualist Hungary."
Comment: Tim Olin

12:30 pm: Wrap-up and Future Plans