At the end of November Debora Heim and Jan Haugner presented new findings from their respective dissertation projects at a research colloquium in Bern (Switzerland). The colloquium was held at the Historical Institute of the University of Bern. It was organized by Dr. Sarah Rindlisbacher, Dr. Samuel Weber, Dr. Christian Windler as well as Dr. Nadir Weber.

Jan Haugner’s presentation thematized accessibility and archival practices of state secrets in the Early Modern Confederacy of Switzerland and was centered around an example in Obwalden. Dobora Heim’s presentation focused on the exchange of information between different “Geheime Räte” (eg. secret councils) in Catholic cities of the early modern Confederacy of Switzerland. Both presentations went well and the ensuing discussion gave them new inputs for their projects.

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