News Networks In Early Modern Europe

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Workshop III - Vienna

Thursday 13 September 2012

The final programme for the Hapsburg meeting of News Networks! Kindly hosted by the Fugger Newsletters research group at the Institute of Austrian Historical Research, this event will feature papers from German, Austrian, Italian, Belgian and British scholars.  The workshop will focus on networks and centres, and will take advantage of the association with the Fuggerzeitungen project team to investigate mercantile networks of news dissemination, as well as the business of news itself, and the development of the postal networks of Europe as factors in early modern news communication.  


Thursday 13th September

9:30-11:00 – Session 1: Postal Networks in Early Modern Europe (contributors: Joad Raymond, Carmen Espejo, André Belo, Mario Infelise, Paul Arblaster, Nikolaus Schobesberger.)

11:10-12:40 – Session 2: Anton Tantner – Intelligence Offices in Early Modern Europe

2:15 –3:45 – Session 3: Oswald Bauer - News Networks and Postal Infrastructure: the Case of the Fuggerzeitungen

4:00 – 6:00 – Session 4: Visit to Austrian National Library; presentation on the current state of research in the Fuggerzeitungen project.

Friday 14th September

9:15 – 10:45 – Session 5: Joad Raymond – Sent abroad to lie: International news and libel in C17 Europe

11:00 – 12:30 – Session 6: Virginia Dillon - Transylvania in the German Newspapers: Networks of Reporting and the Stories of György II Rákóczi, 1657-58

2:00 – 3:30 – Session 7: Paul Arblaster – Connectivity and the Republic of Letters in the first half of the seventeenth century.

3:45-5:00 – Session 8: Concluding discussion/closing remarks.


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