CONF: The Culture of the Aristocracy in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1750-1820

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Date: 30 May - 1 June, 2019
Venue: Helikon Palace Museum, Keszthely, Kastély utca 1. Hungary

 

PROGRAM

30 May 2019 (Thursday)
13:00    Opening: Prince György FESTETICS, Gábor VADERNA

MODUL 1 – Aristocracy in the Habsburg Empire
Chair: Gábor VADERNA

    Keynote Lecture
13:30    László KONTLER (Budapest)
    Hungary’s Noble and Educated Elite, the Question of Ethnic Origins, and the Enlightenment Social Imaginary

    Session 1
14:00    Suzana COHA – Nikola VUKOBRATOVIĆ (Zagreb)
    “Ban, Our Only Hope”: Some Remarks on the National Aspirations of the Croatian Nobility in the Late Eighteenth Century

14:20    Sándor HITES (Budapest)
    Gift Economies of Patriotism

14:40    Zsuzsanna PERES (Budapest)    
    The Establishment of the Festetics Fideicommissum in the Eighteenth Century

15:00    Discussion

 

    Session 2
15:40    György KURUCZ (Budapest)    
    “In the Interest of the Homeland and His Lordship’s Domains”: The Study Tours of Hungary’s First College of Farming in Western Europe, 1820–1825

16:00    Réka LENGYEL (Budapest)
    The Masonic Network of Count György Festetics

16:20    Teodora SHEK BRNARDIĆ (Zagreb)    
    Aristocrats as Enlightened Fathers: The Paternal Authority of the Bohemian Count Franz Joseph Kinsky (1739–1805) and the Croatian Count Ivan Nepomuk Drašković (1740–1787)

16:40    János HÓVÁRI (Budapest)    
    István Sárközy, a Calvinist Nobleman Protégé of Count György Festetics in Somogy County

17:00    Discussion

 

31 May 2019 (Friday)
MODUL 2 – Politics and Science
Chair: György KURUCZ

 

    Keynote Lecture
9:00    Hans Erich BÖDEKER (Berlin)    
    Scholarship as Epistemic Culture: Ideals – Strategies – Practices

    Session 1
9:30    Sonia HORN (Vienna)    
    Medical Knowledge, Health Care Politics and Nobility

9:50    Annamária BIRÓ (Cluj-Napoca)    
    Aufbau der Infrastruktur der Wissenschaften in Siebenbürgen gegen Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts — die beiden Grafen von Telekis

10:10    Zsolt KÖKÉNYESI (Budapest)    
    Zwischen Hof und Land: Die ungarischen Mitglieder des Sternkreuzordens im Zeitalter des Wandels (1766–1792)

10:30    Discussion


    Session 2
11:10    Piroska BALOGH (Budapest)    
    Knowledge in Transit – Between Aristocrats and Scholars: Remarks on Count Ladislaus Festetics’s Education

11:30    Lilla KRÁSZ (Budapest)    
    Kultur(en) des Sammelns: Medizinische Bücher einer Adelsbibliothek als Reflexionsform der Gelehrsamkeit
11:50    Dezső GURKA (Szarvas)    
    Ungarische Magnaten in der Mineralogischen Societät zu Jena

12:10    Discussion

 

MODUL 3/a – Politics and Culture
Chair: László KONTLER

    Session 1
14:00    Olga KHAVANOVA (Moscow)    
    “There are many Hungarians here...” Vienna Theresianum and the Hungarian Aristocracy

14:20    Eva KOWALSKÁ (Bratislava)        
    Anteil der Familie Zay an der Entwicklung der Religiösen und kulturellen Infrastruktur der ungarischen Lutheraner

14:40    Gábor VADERNA (Budapest)
    Poetry as Social Practice: The Example of Count Ladislaus Teleki

15:00    Discussion


    Session 2
15:40    Andrea SEIDLER (Vienna)    
    Ungarische Adelssitze in deutschen Reisebeschreibungen des 18. Jahrhunderts

16:00    Béla HEGEDÜS (Budapest)    
    Intellektuell sein im Königreich Ungarn des 18. Jahrhunderts im Heinrich Gottfried von Bretschneider’s Roman Georg Wallers Leben und Sitten (1793)
16:20    János RÉDEY (Budapest)    
    Representations of Hercules in the Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Hungarian Kingdom

16:40    Gergely FÓRIZS (Budapest)    
    Politische und philosophische Allegorie in den beiden Kaisergedichten von Dániel Berzsenyi (1817/1818)

17:00    Discussion

 

1 June 2019
MODUL 3/b – Politics and Culture
Chair: Hans Erich BÖDEKER

 

    Session 3
9:00    Ivo CERMAN (České Budĕjovice)    
    Veltrusy and Johann Rudolph Chotek: A Patriotic Landscape Garden

9:20    Victoria FREDE (Berkeley)    
    Garden Architecture as a Tool of Diplomacy: Joseph II, Grand Duke Paul, and Grand Duchess Maria

9:40    István SZABÓ (Keszthely)    
    The Impact of Ecological Patterns and Progress in Natural History on the Land Use and Landscape Gardening of the Festetics Family

10:00    Coffee Break

10:10    Borbála MOHAY (Budapest)    
    The (Political) Functions of Count Ferenc Széchényi’s Garden of Cenk, Hungary

10:30    Olga GRANASZTÓI (Debrecen)    
    The Indifferent Rich? Ferenc Kazinczy’s Failed Attempt to Found a Literary Society with Prince Lajos Battyhány II as its President

10:50    Discussion

 

    Session 4
11:30    Ágnes DÓBÉK (Budapest)    
    The Baronial Patrons of Miklós Révai

11:50    Gábor MÉSZÁROS (Budapest)    
    Ádám Pálóczi Horváth’s Aristocratic Connections and Patrons

12:10    Rumen István CSÖRSZ (Budapest)    
    Miklós Jankovich und die Sammlung der Nationallieder

12:30    Discussion

12:50    Closing Remarks: György KURUCZ

 

Program download: https://iti.btk.mta.hu/images/Keszthely_Program2.pdf
Summary book download: https://iti.btk.mta.hu/images/2019_Keszthely_conference_summaries.pdf

Contact Person: Gábor Vaderna PhD (vaderna.gabor@btk.elte.hu)