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Conference: Representations of Prince-bishops in the late Middle Ages and early modern times (Fürstbischöfliche Repräsentation im Spätmittelalter und der Frühen Neuzeit), Heilig-Geist-Kirche, Passau, October 05–06, 2018

kathFriday 5 October 2018
Veste Oberhaus, Tagungsraum

12:30 – 13:00 Uhr Get together

13:00 – 13:30 Uhr
Begrüßung durch Oberbürgermeister Jürgen Dupper (Stadt Passau)

Sektion 1: Fürstbischöfliche Herrschaftsinszenierung im Schlossbau
Sektionsleitung: Herbert W. Wurster (Verein für Ostbairische Heimatforschung e.V.)

13:30 – 14:00 Uhr
Verena Friedrich (Universität Würzburg): “…weilen derselbe die neüe haubdtstiegen herauff geführet worden…” – Zum Empfangszeremoniell am fürstbischöflichen Hof zu Würzburg

14:00 – 14:30 Uhr
Sebastian Karnatz (Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung, München): Götterhimmel und Kaiserporträts – das gemalte Regierungsprogramm der Bamberger Fürstbischöfe

14:30 – 15:00 Uhr
Angelika Dreyer (Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München): Erratne Erath? Fürstbischof Johann Philipp von Lamberg, Augustin Erath und die Freskomalerei am Passauer Hofe

15:00 – 15:30 Uhr Kaffeepause

Sektion 2: Innenausstattung als Medium der Herrschaftsinszenierung
Sektionsleitung: Jörg Trempler (Universität Passau)

15:30 – 16:00 Uhr
Wolfgang Wüst (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): Repräsentation im Inneren – Inventare als Schlüssel zum fürstbischöflichen Lifestyle. Studien zum Hochstift Augsburg

16:00 – 16:30 Uhr
Raphael Beuing (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, München): Prunkharnische und ihre Verwendung an fürstbischöflichen Höfen. Das Beispiel der Harnischgarnitur des Salzburger Fürsterzbischofs Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau

16:30 – 17:00 Uhr
Florentina Johanna Woschitz, Vera Ulrike Palm (Salzburg): Macht, Pracht – neu gemacht? Restaurierung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Vermittlung ursprünglicher Intention und Erhaltung eines stark überarbeiteten Zustandes

17:00 – 17:30 Uhr
Heiko Laß (Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München): Die Jagdschlösser der Fürstbischöfe im Alten Reich

ABENDVORTRAG
Veranstaltungsort: Heilig Geist Kirche
19:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Malte Rehbein (Universität Passau): Vom Kulturraum zum vernetzten Wissen: Museum und Universität im Projekt ViSIT
Saturday, 6 October 2018
Veranstaltungsort: Veste Oberhaus, Tagungsraum

Sektion 3: Die geistlichen Kurfürsten – Repräsentation und Inszenierung
Sektionsleitung: Ludger Drost (Universität Passau)

9:00 – 9:30 Uhr
Jens Fachbach (Trier/Koblenz): „Schönheit ohne Ziererei“ und „Pracht ohne Prunk“ – Das Koblenzer Schloss als Residenz des aufgeklärten geistlichen Kurfürsten Clemens Wenzeslaus von Sachsen (1739-1812)

9:30 – 10:00 Uhr
Marc Jumpers (Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München): Die Baupolitik der wittelsbachischen Kurfürsten in Kurköln anhand der Quellen

10:00 – 10:30 Uhr
Georg Peter Karn (Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz, Direktion Landesdenkmalpflege): Martinsburg und Kurfürstliches Schloss – die Mainzer Residenz zwischen Konzept und Kontinuität

10:30 – 11:00 Uhr Kaffeepause

Sektion 4: Das Hochstift Passau – Repräsentation und Inszenierung des Fürstbischofs
Sektionsleitung: Matthias Koopmann (Universität Passau)

11:00 – 11:30 Uhr
Stephan Hoppe (Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München): Die europäischen Dimensionen des Schlossbaus als Medium der fürstbischöflichen Selbstdarstellung im 15. Jahrhundert

11:30 – 12:00 Uhr
Marina Beck (Oberhausmuseum Passau / Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): Die Bau- und Funktionsgeschichte der Veste Oberhaus. Neue Forschungsergebnisse aus dem EU-Projekt ViSIT

12:00 – 12:30 Uhr
Nicole Riegel (Universität Würzburg): Funktionale Struktur und Raumausstattung der Passauer Veste Oberhaus um 1500. Fragen und Hypothesen

12:30 – 13:00 Uhr
Abschlussdiskussion

13:00 – 14:00 Uhr Mittagessen

14:00 – 15:00 Uhr optional: Führung durch die Veste Oberhaus mit Marina Beck

How to book: Eine verbindliche Anmeldung zur Tagung bzw. zum Abendvortrag wird unter museumskasse@passau.de oder +49 851 396800 erbeten. Die Teilnahme an der Tagung und des Abendvortrags ist kostenfrei.

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CFP: Bishops’ Identities, Careers and Networks, University of Aberdeen, 26 May and 27 May 2017

cropped-welwick-crosierCall for Papers: Conference: Bishops’ Identities, Careers and Networks
Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen
26 May and 27 May 2017

Bishops were powerful individuals who had considerable spiritual, economic and political power. To be a bishop was to be a leader who might crown kings or foment rebellion. So who became bishops? What were their family backgrounds, educational attainment, social networks? What was the impact of international Church events such as the Great Schism or the Council of Basle on the types of bishop appointed in individual dioceses?

The aim of this two-day conference, funded by an AHRC Early Career Research Grant, is to stimulate discussion on how individuals achieved a bishopric in Europe, including Scandinavia and the British Isles. An edited volume is the planned outcome for the conference.

Topics for the conference include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Family origins
  • Education
  • Pre-episcopal careers
  • Social networks
  • Spiritual networks
  • Political networks
  • the centralisation of the Papacy
  • international Church events
  • Diocesan patrons
  • Election of bishops

We invite proposals between 250-300 words for individual 20 minute papers relating to the conference theme. Please send abstracts to bishopscareersnetworks@gmail.com.

Please send abstracts by Friday 27th January 2017.

Please direct any queries to Sarah Thomas and Michael Frost at bishopscareersnetworks@gmail.com.

 

 

CFP: Power of the Bishop III: Bishops as Diplomats 1000-1400 (Cardiff University, 1-2 June 2017)

picture1Power of the Bishop III: Bishops as Diplomats 1000-1400 (Cardiff University, 1-2 June 2017)

Deadline for Abstracts: 20 February 2017

This two-day conference will explore the importance of diplomacy in a bishop’s career. How bishops responded to situations was often crucial to building or destroying their reputations, and, sometimes, their very lives depended on their ability to exercise their diplomatic skills.

 

 

This conference aims to explore the common themes regarding the use and development of diplomacy in a bishop’s career; how and when was it deployed, and in what circumstances? What impact did the Gregorian Reforms and Investiture Crisis have on this aspect of a bishop’s skill-set?

Most importantly, how do we see diplomacy expressed? As well as through legal agreements and treaties, we would like to explore the role of diplomacy in other areas, including but not limited to:  the architecture of the Cathedrals and Bishop’s Palaces, the various uses of the landscape, the visual elements within manuscripts that bishops patronised, the types of gifts given and exchanged; the choice of special dates and feast days to mark particular events.

Abstracts of 200 words in length, in English, should be emailed to powerofthebishop@gmail.com with the subject line “POB III ABSTRACT”. Register via http://powerofthebishop.blogspot.co.uk/p/registration.html

 

Call for Papers: Power of the Bishop in Western Europe 1000-1300: Episcopal Personalities

Bishop Hugh Northwold of Ely, d.1254

Bishop Hugh Northwold of Ely, d.1254

Cardiff University is pleased to announce the up-coming symposium on the episcopal office in the Middle Ages, to be held 10-12 June 2015.

There is tendency in modern historiography to approach the episcopal office, its associated duties, and episcopal power and authority abstractedly, detaching the office from the personalities which brought it to life.  The conference aims to cast light on the extent to which the personalities of the men appointed to bishoprics shaped the episcopal office as it developed in Europe between c.1000 and c.1300.  How was personality expressed through the episcopal office and its associated duties?  Bishops were not divorced from the social context and political milieu in which they lived and operated.  How did the personal relationships of an individual bishop with kings, princes, archbishops or popes, or the position of a bishop in an extended kin network, affect not only the development of the office, its functions and its societal status, but also the practice of episcopal duties?  Can a personality be reconstructed in the first place – if so, then how accurately, and where might we begin? To answer such questions, we must draw on expertise from across the disciplines, and we are confident that many more issues will be raised as the conference progresses.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

Episcopal personalities and the restoration of the secular church;

The impact of monastic personalities on the episcopal office;

Episcopal personalities and the development of monasticism or communities of secular canons;

The relationship between the topography of a city and an episcopal personality;

Ecclesiastical architecture as reflections of episcopal personalities;

Episcopal personalities and friendship networks;

The influence of episcopal personalities over secular rulers;

Episcopal personalities as causes of conflict or tools of peace-making.

Papers set in the context of the Eastern Church are particularly welcome for comparative purposes. Deadline March 8th 2015

Contact: powerofthebishop@gmail.com

PhD studentship: The Identities and Networks of bishops in the late medieval North Atlantic

Bishop Hugh Northwold of Ely, d.1254

Bishop Hugh Northwold of Ely, d.1254

AHRC-funded PhD studentship in conjunction with the project “A prosopographical study of bishops’ careers in northern Europe”

 

 Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship to undertake research on selected bishoprics in the archdiocese of Nidaros between 1250 and the Reformation. The Studentship will be held at the University of Aberdeen, beginning on the 1st of October 2014.

The PhD student will be attached to The Centre for Scandinavian Studies, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, College of Arts and Social Sciences at The University of Aberdeen.

The Studentship forms part of a three-year research project A prosopographical study of bishops’ careers in northern Europe, funded by the AHRC and directed by Dr Sarah Thomas (University of Hull) and Professor Stefan Brink (University of Aberdeen). The holder of the PhD studentship will join a project team made of Thomas and Brink, and will be a member of the research community of the Centre for Scandinavian Studies.

 

Duration: 3 years

Value: a stipend £13,726 per year (and the AHRC also pays for the fees)

Start of studentship1 October 2014    

 

 

Summary of the research project:

A prosopographical study of bishops’ careers in northern Europe examines the familial, social and educational networks of clerics who became bishops in late medieval Scotland, England and Scandinavia.

 

In the modern world, we often talk about a person being ‘well-connected’, whether it be as a result of family, schooling, business contacts or a combination of factors. This project will examine how well-connected medieval bishops in Britain and Scandinavia were.  Effectively, we shall be asking who you needed to know to become a bishop and how the connections gained throughout their lives impacted on their activities as bishops both within their diocese and on the wider international stage. Why did this matter? Bishops were not just religious leaders; they were important men who served kings and other great lords as advisers and even diplomats. They also controlled large territories and had significant incomes and people at their command. To be a bishop was to be a leader who might crown kings or foment rebellion. They were also players on an increasingly international stage: the period of study, from 1250 to the Reformation, saw the centralisation of the Church under the Papacy. From the early fourteenth century, candidates for bishoprics usually had to travel to Rome or Avignon in order to be appointed. Yet, at the same time, national or state structures were increasingly important with kings wanting to control who became bishops. The very nature of the international Church meant that such men travelled and had connections well beyond their home countries. That, combined with university education, meant that bishops were key conduits for the transfer of ideas. The key question the project seeks to answer is how internationalised were the bishops in northern Europe.

 

In order to address this, we will undertake a prosopographical study of the bishops in the following dioceses: Sodor, Dunkeld, Galloway, York, Orkney, the Faroes, Skalholt and Holar in Iceland, Greenland, Bergen, Stavanger, Uppsala and the archdeacons of Jämtland. We will examine the familial, social origins and connections of the bishops and archdeacons. To allow us to consider the pressures of national and papal institutions, we have selected dioceses in four Church provinces – York, Scotland, Nidaros and Uppsala – which lay within the four kingdoms of England, Scotland, Norway and Sweden. This selection also means we can study core and peripheral dioceses within the same Church province, across Church provinces and across national boundaries. The analysis will seek to answer a number of questions which include: did the bishops have similar social origins which meant they had the right connections to lobby the diocesan patrons or chapter for their promotion? We shall also assess the evidence for our bishops having attended university, and if so, where and whether they achieved a degree and the implications of this. Were there particular dioceses with higher levels of university attendance? Can we find evidence of either direct or indirect international contact as a result of university attendance?

The project will then assess whether the bishops, once appointed, were able to introduce new ideas and reforms in their dioceses. They attended international Church councils which agreed policies that the bishops were then expected to introduce in their own dioceses. We will examine whether they were able to enforce rules like clerical celibacy and the payment of tithes. The dioceses in question might be seen as remote from Rome and the centres of Christendom, but they were not necessarily isolated from ideas developed at the supposed ‘core’.

Research topic within the studentship:

The PhD candidate will conduct original research on aspects of the medieval ecclesiastical history (preferably discussing the role of bishops) of the North Atlantic and Norwegian dioceses. Applicants are invited to contact Dr Sarah Thomas (S.E.Thomas@hull.ac.uk) or Prof. Stefan Brink (s.brink@abdn.ac.uk) to discuss potential topics prior to applying.

Supervision and support:

The PhD candidate will be supervised by Dr Sarah Thomas and Prof. Stefan Brink. As a member of the project team the candidate will be expected to contribute to project meetings, activities, and events, and will have some organizational responsibilities. In addition to having access to postgraduate training and support provided by the Centre for Scandinavian Studies and the College of Arts and Social Sciences, the candidate will have specific opportunities within the project to develop research skills, present at conferences, and publish papers.

Criteria

Applications are invited from candidates who have a first-class or good upper second-class degree in History or a related discipline or a relevant area of study, and preferably have completed a Postgraduate Research Masters degree + AHRC conditions of eligibility; or an equivalent exam from a non-UK University. Prior knowledge of Old Norse, Latin and a modern Scandinavian language would be advantageous.

Eligibility

Normally only those students who have been resident in the UK, for purposes other than education, for the preceding three years are eligible for a full award. For some awards candidates who are nationals of a member state of the EU and are resident in the UK may also be eligible for fees only awards.

Deadline for application29 August 2014

 Send application to:
The Post Graduate Secretary
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen  AB24 3DS

For enquiries regarding the project contact:

Dr Sarah Thomas (S.E.Thomas@hull.ac.uk) or Prof. Stefan Brink (s.brink@abdn.ac.uk)

For general enquiries regarding postgraduate studies at the University and the School and the conversion of non-UK exams and degrees etc., contact:

Kiran Uppal (k.uppal@abdn.ac.uk)