Power and Archives in the Empires of the Early Modern Age
2:00 pm / 10:00 am

Workshop (for members only)

Power and Archives in the Empires of the Early Modern Age

Randolph Head et al.

Organizers of the Workshop: Birgit Emich, Cecilia Cristellon, Sebastian Glunz (Research Group A1)


Wednesday, 7 July 2021

2:00 pm

Birgit Emich, Sebastian Glunz, Cecilia Cristellon, (Research Group A1): Welcome and Introduction

2:15 – 3:45 pm Archival Polycentricity

Alessandro Silvestri, Spanish National Research Council, Institute for Medieval Studies, (IMF-CSIC), Barcelona: Recording and Archiving in the Late-medieval Crown of Aragon: From Unity to Fragmentation

Fabien Montcher, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Archival Satellites: The Dematerialisation of Information Resources across Late Renaissance Iberian Monarchies

4:00 – 5:30 pm Archives, Sovereignty, and Control over Political Discourses Chair: Sebastian Glunz

Natalie Krentz, Goethe University, Frankfurt: Archives in Times of War: Documents, Sovereignty and Credibility in the Thirty Year’s War

Andrea Guidi, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg: Documents Hidden behind a Wall. Archival Consciousness and its Fallacies at the Este Court in 1633

6:00 – 8:00 pm Plenary Session

Randolph Head, University of California, Riverside: Archived Landscapes and Archival Landscapes: Architectures of Political Record-Keeping in Early Modern Western Europe, 1450-1700


Thursday, 8 July 2021

10:00 am – 12.30 pm Architecture, Order, and Performance

Sebastian Glunz, Goethe University, Frankfurt: (Dis-)Order in the Archives of the Roman Curia in the Early Modern Periods

Ann Sophie Hellmich-Schwan, Hamburg University: Where to Store an Archive? Noble and Princely Archival Storage Solutions and Architecture in the Early Modern North-Western Holy Roman Empire


Cecilia Cristellon, Goethe University, Frankfurt: Performativity, Judicial Documentation and Credibility in Renaissance Venice : The Case of the Patriarchal Archive

1:30 – 3:00 pm Universal and Global Archives

Maria Pia Donato, CNRS, Institute of Modern and Contemporary History, Paris: Archives, Empire and the Aesthetic of Power in Napoleon’s Europe

Markus Friedrich, Hamburg University: Archives and Power – Globally? A Europeanist Reading of Recent Works on Non-European Archives

3:15 – 4:15 pm Concluding Remarks and Discussion

4:15 – 4:45 pm Virtual Get Together