Ceremonies and Regime Change in the Revolutionary Period (1750-1850)

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Call for Papers
February 22, 2018 to February 24, 2018
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, European History / Studies, French History / Studies, Political History / Studies

Dear Subscribers,

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 klaas.van.gelder@univie.ac.at.

Best wishes,

Klaas Van Gelder.

Contact Info: 

Klaas Van Gelder

Lise Meitner Fellow of the Austrian Wissenschaftsfonds

University of Vienna - Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung

Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria