Maria Theresa (1717 - 1780) - Programme

Milko Kos Historical Institute

Slovenian Society for 18th Century Studies

Maria Theresa (1717 – 1780) Enlightened Reformer and Grandmother of Central Europe

International scientific conference

ZRC Atrium, Novi trg 2, Ljubljana

7th - 9th June 2017


Wednesday, 7th June 2017, 20:00

Introduction evening

Music for Maria Theresia

Concertos from the Ptuj Collection: Castelli, Wagenseil, Zechner, Sgatberoni
ensemble musica cubicularis and soloist: Alessandro Ciccolini, Baroque violin.

[Tickets for the concert will be available at the Azil bookstore from 29th May 2017 onwards.]


Thursday, 8th June 2017

9:00 - 10:45

  • James Shedel: The Mother of It All: Maria Theresia and the Creation of Hybrid Monarchy
  • Ernst Bruckmüller: Maria Theresa – an Introduction to Biography Research
  • Janos Kalmar: The Politics of the Queen Maria Theresa in the Hungarian Hisoriography

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

  • Petr Maťa: The Land's Stepmother or the Saviour of the Bohemian State? The Image of Maria Theresa and her Time in Czech Historiograpy
  • Hrvoje Petrić: Maria Theresa in Croatian historiography
  • Maria Theresa, Her Reforms and Slovenian Historiography

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30

  • Miha Preinfalk: Maria Theresia under the Scrutiny of Geneology
  • Vanja Kočevar: Coronations and Hereditary Homages: Ceremonial Acts of Maria Theresa's Investiture as a Ruler
  • Philipp Steiner: The Period of Theresian and Josephinian Reforms as an End of the Estates of the Realm? The Renaissance and Further Development of the Estates' Constitutions in Inner-Austria between 1789 and 1792 - the Example of Carniola
  • Boris Golec: The Theresian Reforms - The Moving Cause for the Changes in the Sense of Belonging and Unity as Well as Identity in the Sloveninan Ethnic Area

Coffee break

15:45 - 17:15

  • Matjaž Ambrožič: The Consequences of Theresian Reforms and Measures in the Church in Slovenia
  • Liliana Ferrari: The solution to the "gravissime differenze": the Extinction of the Patriarchate of Aquileia
  • Lilijana Žnidaršič Golec: The Policy of Maria Theresa towards the "Acatholics" in the Inner-Austrian Provinces: a Backward Step?

Friday, 9th June 2017

9:00 - 10:30

  • Ana Lavrič: Maria Theresa as the Mother of God
  • Damjan Prelovšek: The Arts in the Age of Public Servants
  • Marko Motnik: Maria Theresia and Music

Coffe break

10:45 - 12:15

  • Luka Vidmar: Censorship of Books under Maria Theresa
  • Vinko Rajšp: Maria Theresa Leveling the Path to Official Slovenian Language
  • Stane Okoliš: The Influence of the Theresian School Reforms on the Development of Education in Slovenia

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30

  • Dragica Čeč: Reforms in Solving Social Issues under Reign of Maria Theresa
  • Katarina Keber: Healthcare reforms of Maria Theresa and Gerard van Swieten
  • Vladimir Simič: Could we perhaps say "Cherchez la femme"?

Coffee break

15:45 - 17:15

  • Marija Wakounig: Maria Theresa, Europe's Statistician?
  • Andrej Studen: The Hause numbering of the Conscription of Souls' in 1770/71 as an Adressing Technology and Means of Social Disciplining
  • Rok Stergar: The Introduction of Conscription and Other Military Reforms of Maria Theresa