PhD Students' Early Modern History Research Group of the University of Wroclaw and Research Circle of Polish-Austrian Society
are pleased to invite you to the international conference
The Habsburg Monarchy, Silesia and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1526-1763 – politics, culture, and legacy
Wrocław, 21–22 March 2019
The international conference The Habsburg Monarchy, Silesia and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1526-1763 – politics, culture, and legacy is one of the first events of this kind in Wroclaw and in Lower Silesia. Our aim is to organize an interdisciplinary meeting for researchers from Poland and abroad specializing in the Habsburg reign in Silesia. It is also important to analyze the whole legacy of the Austrian Empire and its impact upon Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in Early Modern times.
Over the geographical borders of Silesia and other regions of Central and East Europe, we would like to create a "bridge" linking all lands which were parts of the Austrian Empire. The timeline begins in 1526 (when Silesia finally became a part of the Habsburg Monarchy) and ends in 1763, when, according to the Peace Treaty of Hubertusburg, Austria renounced all claims to the Silesian territories and ceded them to Prussia. However these time boundaries are not rigid. One of the main ideas of this conference is to expand our knowledge of the reception of the Habsburg era in modern times.
The conference The Habsburg Monarchy, Silesia, and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1526-1763 – politics, culture, and legacy is planned as an interdisciplinary event, which will involving a wide range of research disciplines. We believe that Lower Silesia is an excellent place to gather all researchers due to an extraordinary legacy, which the Habsburg Monarchy left in Silesia, but especially in Wroclaw. Also it is beyond doubt that the Habsburg era was one of the most important period in the history of Central Europe. Therefore we look forward to contributions from various disciplines including history, sociology, political studies, anthropology, ethnology, culture studies, and literature. The conference is open to students, academics, researchers, and professionals with a particular interest related to the conference topic.