I am searching for two panelists for the upcoming conference of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era 1750-1850 being held in February 22-24, 2018, in Philadelphia.
The idea is to compare ceremonies linked with regime changes - both official and non-official - during the revolutionary period. Possibilities include the depositions of kings (Louis XVI, Charles X, Louis Philippe in France, George III in the British colonies...), ceremonies to proclaim independence, and ceremonies to establish republics. Central questions would be the constitutional or political meaning of these ceremonies, as well as their propagandistic value.
I will present a paper on the deposition ceremonies of Emperor Joseph II in the Austrian Netherlands 1789-1790. By ceremonially divesting their prince, the Netherlanders were in a position to (ceremonially) establish a (short-lived) republic.
The proposal deadline for the conference is at the end of October 2017. Therefore, if you are interested please email me before October 1st at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Klaas Van Gelder.
Klaas Van Gelder
Lise Meitner Fellow of the Austrian Wissenschaftsfonds
University of Vienna - Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria