Call for Papers for the International Workshop on Secret Councils: Comparative Perspectives on Monarchies and Republics, c. 1550-1800

Call for Papers for the International Workshop on Secret Councils: Comparative Perspectives on Monarchies and Republics, c. 1550-1800 General information: Date: 20-21 June 2024 Location: University of Bern, Switzerland Proposal lenght: Approximitly 500 words + CV (1 page) Languages: English, German, French Submission Deadline: 29 September 2023 Sent to: Debora Heim (debora.heim@unibe.ch) or Nadir Weber […]

Call for Papers for the International Workshop on Archival Secrecy in Early Modern Monarchies and Republics

Call for Papers: International Workshop on Archival Secrecy in Early Modern Monarchies and Republics General information: Date: 5-6 September 2024 Location: University of Bern, Switzerland Proposal lenght: Approximately 500 words + CV (1 page) Languages: English, German, French Submission Deadline: 3 November 2023 Sent to: Jan Haugner (jan.haugner@unibe.ch) or Nadir Weber (nadir.weber@unibe.ch) Date: Location: Proposal […]

Picture References

Picture References Landing-Page and Project David Herrliberger, Assemblée du Petit et Grand Conseil de Ville de Zurich, 1744-1751. Public domain: Zentralbibliothek Zürich, e-rara, [https://doi.org/10.3931/e-rara-61776]. N.n., Secretanza, overo Taciturnita, n.d., in: Ceare Ripa, Inconologia, 1613. Public domain: Collection of the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University, Polona, [https://polona.pl/item/iconologia-di-cesare-ripa-pervgino-nella-qvale-si-descrivono-diverse-imagini-di,ODY5MTg4NzU/636/#info:metadata]. N.n. Head of a Lion, n.d., […]

Prof. Dr. Nadir Weber

Prof. Dr. Nadir Weber Professor at the University of Bern (Project director: “Republican Secrets”) After studying history and sociology at the University of Bern and the EPHE Paris, Nadir Weber completed his PhD in 2013 with a study on the interdependence of foreign relations and ruling practices in the 18th century at the University of […]

Debora Heim, MA

Debora Heim, MA PhD Candidate at the University of Bern Debora Heim, born 1998 in Thun, studied history and sociology at the University of Bern and the Università degli Studi La Sapienza in Rome. During her master’s degree, she specialized on early modern history and modern history. In her master’s thesis, she analysed the secret council of […]

Jan Haugner, MA

Jan Haugner, MA PhD Candidate at the University of Bern Jan Haugner, born in 1997 in Worms (Ger), studied History and German Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz (Ger) from 2016 until 2019. Afterwards he did his M.A.-studies in Early Modern History from 2019 until 2022 in Mainz as well. During that time, he […]

Nicole Schraner, BA

Nicole Schraner, BA Student Assistant at the University of Lucerne Nicole Schraner began studying cultural studies with a major in history at the University of Lucerne in 2017. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2020. She wrote her Bachelor’s thesis on the topic: «»Ziit isch da – Fraueschtimmrächt Ja» Eine Oral History-Arbeit zur Einführung des Frauenstimmrechts im Kanton Luzern […]

Simona Baumgartner, BA

Simona Baungartner, BA Student Assistant at the University of Lucerne Simona Baumgartner completed her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies with major History at the University of Lucerne in 2021. In her Bachelor’s thesis, she analysed the work situation of hotel employees in Lucerne in the second half of the 19th century using sources that […]

Noemi Fuchs, BA

Noemi Fuchs, BA Student Assistant at the University of Lucerne Noemi Fuchs studies history as a major and science studies as a minor for her master’s degree at the University of Luzern. She finished her Bachelor’s degree in history as a major and biology as a minor in 2020 at the University of Zurich. For […]

Accessing Past Secrets

Accessing Past Secrets Archival Practices in the Swiss Republics Early modern archives were sites of public as well as secret information. This subproject investigates what measures early modern republics took to store and protect state secrets over time. How did the presence of such records affect the spatial organisation of the archives? Who was allowed to […]

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