‘Frictions and Failures - Cultural Encounters in Crisis’: Workshop: ‘Frictions and Failures - Cultural Encounters in Crisis’ (HERA-project: „Marrying Cultures. Queens consort and European Identities, 1500-1800“)


Do. 21.04.2016 | 18:00 -
Sa. 23.04.2016 | 16:00 Uhr

The focus at the workshop will be on points of conflict arising from the queen consort’s presence in her new court. These may be religious (consorts were often of a different faith to that of their husband and new country); personal (rivalries with mistresses or favourites); diplomatic; or political. Elucidating what these frictions tell us a) about the specific context in which they occur; and b) about the problems, limitations and challenges of cultural transfer more broadly, will be a central part of this workshop. This workshop will also consider (in a broader sense) whether ‘success’ and ‘failure’ are adequate and helpful terms in assessing the impact of Queens consort.



Dr. Zdeněk Uhlíř "Landgemeinde und offene Gesellschaft in Böhmen des 14. Jahrhunderts"
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