Monday, May 4, 2015

Program (updated 19.5.2015)

Wednesday 10.6.2015

18.00 – 22.00 Registration / Dinner, Nikolainkulma, Asemakatu 6
20.00 – 20.45 Opening presentation

Nordic Nobles and Heraldry – a Dimension of Aristocracy?
Wilhelm Brummer, Mannerheim Museum, Finland

Thursday 11.6.2015

10.00 – 10.05 Welcome address, Susanna Niiranen, Agora auditorium 2, B105
10.05 – 11.00 Keynote 1, Agora auditorium 2, B105
                         The Medieval Aristocracy of Southern Europe Reconsidered: Characteristics and New Perspectives
Laure Verdon, Aix-Marseille Université, France
11.00 – 12.30 Lunch, Agora Piato
12.30 – 13.30 Keynote 2, Agora auditorium 2, B105
Enlightened Reactionary: Henri de Boulainvilliers and the Eighteenth-Century French
Jay M. Smith, University of North Carolina, USA
13.30 – 14.00 Coffee break, Agora lobby
14.00 – 15.30 Sessions 1-4                       

 Session 1: Networks: Kinship, Families, Friendship, Communities
             Agora C222, Chair Mikko Hiljanen
1.1. Marko Hakanen & Ulla Koskinen: Councilors of the Swedish Realm 1520–1680: a Database Study on Networks and Agency
1.2. Topi Artukka: Nobility, social networks and gender in early nineteenth-century Turku
1.3. Karen De Coene: A noble marriage serves a noble network. Joseph de Ferraris ‘s letters at the time of the War of the Bavarian Succession (July 1778 – 21 May 1779)

Session 2: Change, Transition, and Transformation
             Agora C231, Chair Emmi Lahti
2.1. Jan Županič: The Policy of Ennoblement in the Austrian Empire
2.2. Jiří Brňovják: Ennoblement Between Personal and State Interest: The Ennoblement as an Especial Way of Social Rise Using the Example of the (Early) Modern Czech Lands
2.3.  Václav Horčička: Czech Aristocracy in the Turbulent First Half of the 20th Century

Session 3: Social Categories
             Agora C232, Chair Miia Kuha
3.1. Claire Buchet: Women of the Condé house, builders of the fortune of the princes of Condé (1550-1694)
3.2. Rose-Marie Peake: The Elite Woman’s World – Privileged Women and Charity Work in seventeenth-century Paris
3.3. Ville Sarkamo: Officers and Nobility. Nobility and Change in Military and the Swedish Officer Corps in 17th and 18th Century

Session 4: Economy, Material Culture, and Consumption
             Agora C233, Chair Riina Turunen
4.1. Susanna Niiranen: Dynasticism in Material Culture: Catherine Jagiellon (1526-1583)
4.2. Tuula Rantala: Nobility and morning gift in late medieval Sweden and Finland
4.3. Elena Korchmina: What Was Luxury for Russian Provincial Noblewomen in the 19th Centuries?

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break, Agora lobby
16.00 – 17.30 Sessions 5-8

Session 5: Unfixed Categories: Negotiating Noble Gender, Status, and Social Environments
             Agora C231, Chair Riina Turunen
5.1. Eleonora Lanza: Retracing Social Environment in the Late Seventeenth Century. The Journeys of the Duke Anton Ulrich of Brunswick-Lüneburg to Venice
5.2. Niina Lehmusjärvi: Noble Women as Leaders in Iron Industry in Early Modern Sweden

Session 6: Ideology
             Agora C232, Chair Ville Sarkamo
6.1. Tiago João Queimada e Silva: The Past in Service to Lineage: The War Against Islam in Medieval Portuguese Aristocratic Genealogical Records
6.2. Eva Trein Nielsen: The Components of the Reputation of a Danish Nobleman in the 17th and 18th Century
6.3. Saara Hilpinen: Reputation of an Aristocrat

Session 7: Service
             Agora C233, Chair Petri Karonen
7.1. Teemu Korpijärvi: The Vein of Power – Henry of Livonia’s River Daugava
7.2. Piotr Chmiel: The Most Serene Diplomacy. A role of Aristocracy for Ethos and Practice of the Early Modern Venetian Diplomatic Service

Session 8: Nobility and their Country Homes in the Late Modern Era. Multiculturalism in Eastern Central Europe
             Agora C222, Chair Janne Haikari
8.1. Anca-Raluca Majaru: The Nobility in Borderland Area and Their Country Houses: Case Study of Banat
8.2. Beáta Bordás: Architects Involved in the Construction of Hungarian Country Houses in Transylvania. The Age of Historicism
8.3. Alina Chiciudean: Evaluating the Economic Potential of Former Nobiliary Estates – Historical Assessment and Current Trends and Challenges
8.4. Florentina Matache: French Influence Reflected in the Architecture of the Country Houses in Romania in the 19th Century. Case Study of Architect Paul Gottereau

19.00 – 22.00 Conference Dinner Cruise on Lake Päijänne

Friday 12.6.2015

10.00 – 11.00 Keynote 3: Agora auditorium 2, B105
European Aristocracies in the long 19th Century: Property, Power, and Parliaments
Tatjana Tönsmeyer, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany

11.15 – 12.45 Sessions 9-12

Session 9: From Power to Nothing. The Suspension of Political Career in Nobleman’s Life
             Agora C231, Chair Pirita Frigren
9.1. Anne Närhi: The Political Ambitions of a Man About Town. Dandyism and Political Reform in 1820’s England
9.2. Mari Tiihonen: Nobleman and Citizen. Alexandre de Lameth’s Political Career as an Example of the Revolutionary Aristocrats in the French Revolution

Session 10: Networks: Kinship, Families, Friendship, Communities
             Agora C232, Chair Anu Lahtinen
10.1. Franz Adlgasser: Noble Family Networks in Politics: The Austrian Parliament, 1861–1918
10.2. Konstantinos Raptis: Gender, age and family hierarchy in Central European Aristocracy during the late 19th and early twentieth centuries

Session 11: Social Categories
             Agora C233, Chair Susanna Niiranen
11.1. Tiina Miettinen: A Great Empire Needs the Great Nobility. The Development of Noble Genealogy in 17th century Sweden
11.2. Maria Anesti: Noblewomen and religious expression in eighteenth-century France. Louise Marie de France: from the palace of Versailles to the Carmel of Saint Denis.
11.3. Riikka-Maria Pöllä: Madame de Sévigné & Ninon de Lenclos: Possibility to Take Control of Their Own Sexuality?
Session 12:  Noble Women and Material Culture in Eighteen- and Nineteenth Century Finland and Sweden
             Agora C234, Chair Janne Haikari
12.1. Ulla Ijäs: Sociability and Consumption of Recently Ennobled
12.2. Johanna Ilmakunnas: Material Culture and Work of leisure. Noble Women and Consumption in Eighteenth-Century Sweden

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch, Agora Piato

14.00 – 15.30 Sessions 13-16

Session 13: Ideology
             Agora C231, Chair Antti Räihä
13.1. Vítězslav Prchal: Count Franz Karl Wratislav von Mitrovitz as Imperial Ambassador to Russia (1728–1733)
13.2. Valéria Hrtánková: Slovak Aristocratic Representation
13.3. Jiří Kubeš: Bohemian and Moravian Nobility in the Diplomatic Service of the Austrian Habsburgs (1640-1740)

Session 14: Economy, Material Culture, and Consumption
             Agora C232, Chair Pirita Frigren
14.1. Juha-Matti Granqvist & Sofia Gustafsson: A Noble Business?
14.2. Hana Sedláčková: Administration of the Large Estate of Nasavrky under Franz Josef Prince von Auersperg (1856-1938)
14.3. Miloš Horejš: The Influences of Aristocracy upon the Development of Motoring in Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. From Entertainment to Business Plan

Session 15: Representation of Art, Music, and Literature
             Agora C233, Chair Hanna Pirinen
15.1. Zsuzsa Sidó: Private Investment, Public Benefit: Count István Károlyi and the Painter Antal Ligeti
15.2. Eszter Éva Hörcher: Old and New Lines of the Hungarian Aristocracy in the 20th century
15.3. Deniss Hanovs: Challenging Noble Supremacy on Stage? Opera Seria in 18th Century Debates on Images of Aristocracy in Europe
Session 16: The Nobility and Revolution in Sources of a Personal Nature
             Agora C234, Chair Alex Snellman
16.1. Zbynék Vydra: Russian Aristocracy Between Two Revolutions (February 1917 – October 1917)
16.2. Dita Jelínkovà: The Noble Reflection of the Social Revolution in Czechoslovakia in 1918–1938
16.3. Zdeněk Hazdra: The Onset of Nazism as a Revolutionary Change for the Loyal Czech Nobility

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee break, Agora lobby

15.45 – 16.30 Panel discussion
             Agora auditorium Beeta, B121.1
             Professor Laure Verdon, Aix-Marseille Université
             Professor Jay M. Smith, University of North Carolina
             Professor Tatjana Tönsmeyer, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
             Commentator and Chair Docent Anu Lahtinen, University of Helsinki