Call for Papers: The Charterhouse of Gaming as a Reservoir of Memory and a Monument of Austrian History (March 10–12, 2017)

Between March 10th and 12th, 2017, the Institute of Austrian Historical Research at the University of Vienna and the Franciscan University of Steubenville, jointly with the Diocesan Archives of St. Pölten and the Association for the Study of Monastic Learning in the Early Modern Period, will host a conference at the Charterhouse in Gaming (Lower Austria).

The conference will focus on two primary areas. The first is the history of the library of the Charterhouse. Emphasis shall be given to the library itself and its manuscript holdings, while other topics for discussion will include the library’s architectural space, fresco program and decoration. The second area of focus will be the history of the Charterhouse. Various topics concerning the long story of the site and community shall be examined – such as the monastery’s relationship with the surrounding area or the development of the house’s manorial system. In addition, crossing over between the two areas of focus – a survey of Anton Steyerer‘s Commentarii pro historia Alberti II. ducis Austriae cognomento Sapientis and the history of the Charterhouse of Gaming Pandectae seculares from 1732, for example – may also yield subjects for discussion.

We welcome papers relating to the following subjects:

  • history of the Charterhouse of Gaming and history of the region
  • art history of the Charterhouse of Gaming, questions of architecture and material tradition
  • holdings of the library, authors represented there, questions of codicology and library history
  • monastic and particularly Carthusian scholarship, monastic historiography

Please submit the abstracts of your papers in English or German (750 to 1500 characters) until January 20th, 2017, to Patrick Fiska (patrick.fiska@univie.ac.at). Accepted speakers‘ travel and accommodation costs will be covered.

A PDF version of this call for papers is available here.


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