Cambridge New Habsburg Studies Network – Annual ‘New Approaches’ Workshop

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Date / time: 4 March, 2:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Gonville and Caius College, Senior Parlour

Cambridge New Habsburg Studies Network - Annual 'New Approaches' Workshop

We welcome you to our annual ‘New Approaches’ workshop on Friday 4th March. Our invited speakers will be presenting on diverse topics from the medieval period to the twentieth century and from backgrounds of archaeology, history and literature. Attendance is free and you are welcome to drop in if you are only able to attend part of the afternoon. Please send an email to Janine Maegraith ( to let us know if you will attend so that we can determine numbers for catering.


2pm Welcome and Introduction

2.15pm Professor Estella Weiss-Krejci (University of Vienna) – ‘The House of Habsburg as data source for the interpretation of general archaeological questions’

2.50pm Dr Ingrid Matschinegg (Salzburg University) – ‘Why objects matter. Research perspectives at the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture at Krems (Austria)’

3.25pm Tobias Roeder (Clare College, Cambridge) – ‘Army Officers of the Habsburg Monarchy and Social and National Mobility, 1740-1790’

4.00pm Coffee break

4.30pm Dr Peter Büttner (University of Zurich) – ‘Schändlich und schmutzig – Distribution und Produktion zweier sittenwidriger Lesestoffe um 1800 und ihre Zensurgeschichte in Kurbayern’ (in German)

5.05pm Professor Yvonne Wübben (Freie Universität Berlin) – ‘Practices of Censorship: Arthur Schnitzler and Sigmund Freud publish their dreams’ (in German)

5.40pm Dr Claire Morelon (Queen’s College, Oxford) – ‘The First World War and the end of the Habsburg Empire in Prague, 1914-1920’

6.15pm – Concluding discussion

Please see website ( for full abstracts.