Scholars are invited to celebrate the accession of Rudolf of Habsburg (as King of the Germans; Aachen, 24 October 1273), if only to say ‘others were a lot worse’. The world’s longest-running dynasty ended its days in a suitably Viennese manner with sort-of abdications, renunciations of renunciations and a short-lived return engagement, starring Charles I and Zita of Bourbon-Parma. Please pick out a Habsburg and say something nice about him or her, even if it’s in a Rosenkavalier, slightly awkward and left-handed kind of way.
Suggestions: Carlo Quinto is responsible for the Maltese Falcon, the ‘stuff that dreams are made of’. www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8_hGlwau3A
As for Joseph II … where would Amadeus be without him? ‘Let’s have some fun’
Left-handed compliments (‘mit mir keine Nacht dir zu lang’) are welcome.
The International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions (founded in 1936) invites scholars to propose papers to this panel; this is scheduled in conjunction with the American Historical Association's 2023 meeting in Philadelphia, PA USA from 5 to 8 January 2023. The International Commission is an AHA affiliated society. The names of presenters and the titles of their papers will appear in the AHA's print and online program. Please submit the title of your proposed essay by 25 May 2022. Consideration is being given to conducting this event as a hybrid F2F / Zoom proceeding, so scholars should not assume that attendance is mandatory.
Peter J. Aschenbrenner
National Convenor (US)