Activities

Conferences and Workshops

Politics and Sociability in a Transcultural Context: The Diplomatic Milieu in Istanbul during the Long Eighteenth Century’
International Workshop
Organized by David Do Paço (Sciences Po Paris) and Pascal Firges
17 November 2017, German Historical Institute Paris. See more…

 

‘The Politics of Bodies at the Early Modern Court’
Conference
Organized by Regine Maritz, Eva Seemann (University of Zürich) and Tom Tölle (Princeton University)
29-30 May 2017, German Historical Institute Paris. See more… 

 

Interpersonal Relations in Court Societies: Theory and Methodology in Practice’
International Workshop
Organized by Pascal Firges and Regine Maritz
22 March 2016, German Historical Institute Paris. See more…

 

Jeux et enjeux du pouvoir à l’époque prémoderne: Aspects sociaux et politiques de la sociabilité dans les sociétés de cour’
International Summer School
Organized by Pascal Firges and Vanina Kopp (GHI), in collaboration with Britta Kägler (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich), Caroline zum Kolk (Institut d’études avancées de Paris), and Jean-Marie Moeglin (University of Paris-Sorbonne)
23-26 June 2015, German Historical Institute Paris. See more…

 

‘Power-Relationships in Court Societies. Marriage, Concubinage, Friendship, Kinship, and Patronage in Historical Perspective’
International Workshop
Organized by Pascal Firges and Regine Maritz
5-6 March 2015, German Historical Institute Paris. See more…

Publications

The following publications present some preliminary results of our research project:

 

Book Chapters

 

Firges, P., ‘The Tacit Rules of Female Adultery: Framing Marital and Extramarital Relationships in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century French Court Society’ in C. Zum Kolk and K. Wilson-Chevalier (eds.), Femmes à la cour de France: Statuts et fonctions, Moyen Âge – XIXe siècle (Villeneuve-d’Ascq: Septentrion, forthcoming, expected 2018). Peer-reviewed.

 

Maritz, R., ‘Körperliche Sicherheit im höfischen Raum am Beispiel des Hofs zu Stuttgart von 1580–1610‘ in Horst Carl,  Rainer Babel, Christoph Kampmann (Eds.), Sicherheitsprobleme im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert – Bedrohungen, Konzepte, Ambivalenzen, forthcoming.

 

Articles

 

Firges, P. and Maritz, R., ‘Projektvorstellung: Machtstrategien und interpersonale Beziehungen in dynastischen Zentren (1500-1800)‘ in Mitteilungen der Residenzen-Kommission der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 4 (2015), pp. 31-40.

 

Maritz, R., The Female Favourite: Towards a Gendered View of the Politics of Concubinage at the Early Modern Court, currently being revised for German History.

 

Conference Reports

 

Firges, P. and Maritz, R., conference report: Globale Verflechtungen – Europa neu denken. 11. Arbeitstagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Frühe Neuzeit, 17.09.2015 – 19.09.2015 Heidelberg, in: H-Soz-Kult, 30.01.2016

 

Maritz, R., Parrisius, A., and Schiemann, K., conference report: Power-Relationships in Court Societies. Marriage, Concubinage, Friendship, Kinship, and Patronage in Historical Perspective, 5.3.2015–6.3.2015 Paris, in: H-Soz-Kult, 25.5.2015.

 

 

Conference and Workshop Presentations

‘Tradition und Kritik der Geschlechterordnung in der französischen Erziehungsliteratur für adelige Frauen im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert’
Paper presented by Pascal Firges
Conference: 23. Fachtagung des AK Geschlechtergeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit, 26-28 October 2017, Stuttgart

 

‘Gender as a Resource of Power at the Early Modern Court: Reflections on Female Favourites and the Task Sharing of the Princely Couple’
Paper presented by Regine Maritz
On invitation by Prof. Maren Lorenz, Early Modern Gender History Seminar, 27 June 2017, University of Bochum

 

‘Preparing Young Noblewomen for le Monde: Marriage and Extramarital Relationships in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Educational Literature’
Paper delivered by Pascal Firges
Conference: Sexualité, parenté, politique et religion : Idées globales, pratiques locales, XVIe-XIXe siècles, 24-25 March 2017, Lausanne University

 

‘Machtstrategien in Ehe und Mätressentum am französischen Hof des 17. Und 18. Jahrhunderts: Anne de Bourbon und die Fronde’
Paper presented by Pascal Firges
On invitation by Prof. Renate Dürr, Early Modern History Seminar, 9 January 2017, University of Tübingen

 

‘Adelige Arbeitspaare: Eheliche und außereheliche Beziehungen an Höfen der Frühen Neuzeit’
Paper delivered by Pascal Firges and Regine Maritz
Conference: 22. Fachtagung des AK Geschlechtergeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit, 27-29 October 2016, Stuttgart

 

‘Körperliche Sicherheit im höfischen Raum am Beispiel des Hofs zu Stuttgart von 1580–1610’
Paper presented by Regine Maritz 
International conference on Sicherheitsprobleme in der Frühen Neuzeit (Problems of Security in the Early Modern Period)

German Historical Institute Paris, 29-30 September 2016, Paris

 

‘The Case of Magdalena Möringer: Gender, Power, and State-Building in a Narrative of Princely Succession, 1608–18’
Paper presented by Regine Maritz

Annual international symposium of the Renaissance Society of America, 31 March 2016, Boston, Mass.

 

‘Male Honour and Female Adultery in French Court Society’
Paper presented by Pascal Firges
Workshop: Interpersonal Relations in Court Society: Theory, Methodology, and Practice, German Historical Institute Paris, 22 March 2016, Paris

 

‘Making Sense of Courtly Correspondence: Adapting a Method of Psychology for Historical Enquiry into Interpersonal Relations’
Paper presented by Regine Maritz

Workshop: Interpersonal Relations in Court Society: Theory, Methodology, and Practice, German Historical Institute Paris, 22 March 2016, Paris

 

‘Questions of Honor: Extra-Marital Relationships and Gender in French Court Society’
Paper delivered by Pascal Firges
62nd Annual Conference, Society for French Historical Studies, 3-6 March 2016, Vanderbilt University, Nashville

 

‘Extra-marital alliances? Concubinage and Power at the French Court in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century’
Paper delivered by Pascal Firges
Conference: Femmes à la cour de France: Charges et fonctions (Moyen Âge – XIXe siècle), 9-10 October 2015, Institut d’études avancées, Paris

 

‘Machtspiele im frühneuzeitlichen Württemberg: Die herzogliche Sukzession von 1608 und der Fall Magdalena Möhringer’ 
Paper presented by Regine Maritz

Summer University Spiele und Machtspiele, German Historical Institute Paris, 25 June 2015, Paris

 

‘Configurations of Gender at the Early Modern Court (1580-1630). The Uses of Comparative Analysis’
Paper presented by Regine Maritz

Workshop: Power Relations in Court Society German Historical Institute Paris, 6 March 2015, Paris

 

‘Extra-Marital Alliances? Mistresses in French Court Politics (1660-1789)’
Paper presented by Pascal Firges
Workshop: Power Relations in Court Society German Historical Institute Paris, 6 March 2015, Paris

 

‘Gendered Spaces at the Early Modern Court 1580-1630’
Paper presented by Regine Maritz

On invitation in the Early Modern seminar of the University of Basel, October 2014, Basel