Maria Theresa (1717-1780): Tercentenary workshop
on the Habsburg empress and her time
26 February 2018, The Queen’s College, Oxford
Convened by Tobias Heinrich (Kent) and Avi Lifschitz (Oxford)
Programme (available as PDF here)
12:45 – Welcome and introduction
13:00 – Session I: Memorial Room, The Queen’s College.
Chair: Ritchie Robertson (The Queen’s College, Oxford)
Werner Telesko (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Maria Theresa: the making of a myth. Old questions and new insights
Catriona Seth (All Souls College, Oxford), A well-tempered correspondence? The letters of Marie Antoinette and Maria Theresa
15:00 – Session II: Memorial Room, The Queen’s College
Chair: Peter Wilson (All Souls College, Oxford)
William O’Reilly (Trinity Hall, Cambridge), ‘All the king’s men’: Maria Theresa and the Holy Crown of St Stephan
Thomas Wallnig (University of Vienna), After 2017: is new research on Maria Theresa possible?
17:00 – Keynote Lecture: Shulman Auditorium, The Queen’s College
Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (University of Münster), Maria Theresa and the Catholic Enlightenment
18:30 – Drinks reception
The workshop was supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum in London, the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture and the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the University of London, the Oxford Centre for European History, the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, and the Voltaire Foundation.