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26–29 septembre 2012, Vienne : European Networks in the Baroque Era

The first general conference of the European Network for Baroque Cultural Heritage (ENBaCH) Project is intended to bring together research on Baroque forms of exchange and networking, as a basis for a modern network of researchers working on themes related to the cultural heritage of Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The European Network for Baroque Cultural Heritage (ENBaCH) - is a research project supported and funded by the European Commission.

Programme et informations pratiques : site du projet


Wednesday, 26.9.2012

17.00 : Warming up

17.30 : Welcome by Richard Kühnel,
Representative of the European Commission in Austria

Introduction to the project ENBaCH by the coordinator
Prof. Dr. Renata Ago (Università La Spienza, Rome)

18.00 : Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite in H – Moll (BWV Nr. 1067) performed by “Camerata Medica”, accompanied by a presentation of texts by Abraham a Sancta Clara, Hans Jakob Christophel von Grimmelshausen, Rainer Maria Rilke and an unknown soldier of the 30 years war, which will be supported by a visualisation of Baroque works of art.

As Camerata Medica is a charitable institution, the artists and the organising team of the conference decided to kindly ask for free donations, which will be given to “Integrationshaus Wien” ( in memory of the displaced persons of the Baroque era, who contributed to the development of Baroque culture.

Thursday, 27.9.2012

9.00 : Coffee

9.15 – 10.00 : Key Note :

Christine M. Boeckl
Vienna’s Imperial Plague Monument : Its Symbolism and Functions.

10.00 – 12.30 : Parallel sessions, breaks will be held on demand

Session I

Bruno Atalic
Religion against Plague : the Most Holy Trinity Monument in the City of Osijek

Ida Mauro
"Invocando il Divino Aiuto". The Plague of 1656 in Neapolitan Festive Decorations

Katarzyna Pękacka-Falkowska
Plagues and Fear in Early Modern Thorn

Dominkovicsné Anita
The Black Death in Westren Hungary.

Session II

Rebekah Ahrendt
Spectacular Migrations

Lionel Laborie & Olaf Simons
Connecting Networks : Prophecy and Diplomacy in the Huguenot Diaspora

Piotr Wilczek
The Devil’s Disciples : Visions of the Heretic in Polish Counter-Reformation Polemics

Federica Favino
Circulation of scientific knowledge across Baroque Europe : the Jesuit net of the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687)

Session III

César Esponda de la Campa
Prints from the Southern Netherlands as a medium of a common pictorial language in Spanish colonial America (16th-18th centuries)

Fernando Sanchez-Marcos
Cultural Circulation and Irenical Scholarship in 17th C. Europe. The “Hispanica Illustrata” by Andreas Schott and Johann Pistorius

Zlatan Gruborovic
Tiepoloʹs Allegory of the Planets and Continents : Conditioning the Bodies of the Old and the New Continents

Sebastian Pittl
Baroque as a subversive way to live modernity. Bolívar Echeverría`s interpretation of Baroque as a contribution to an understanding of Latin-American modernity

12.30 - 14.00 : Break

14.00 – 14.45 : Key Note :

Ulrike Czeitschner / Claudia Resch
ABaC:us – Austrian Baroque Corpus. Gaining access to digital cultural heritage : data, tools, standards and approaches

15.00 – 18.30 : Parallel sessions, breaks will be held on demand

Session I

Rhea Fessl
Men at work. Coping with killing and dying killing in the 30 year´s war with the support of Raymundus Minderer´s „Handstücklein“

Petra Lindenhofer
“Unfröhliche Kinder”. Confession and the death of unbaptised children

Christine Boeckl
Baroque Depictions of the Human Body in Plague Imagery : the Impact of the Theological Debate

Ulrich Schlegelmilch
Till death do us part : Balthasar Timaeus’ medical correspondence on consumption

Florian Steger
Medicine between theory and practice. Friedrich Hoffmann’s (1660-1742) contribution to the production of knowledge

Fabio Zampieri
The Scientific Network of Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682-1711)

Session II

Jean Pierre Cavallé
Sulla storiografia della nozione di barocco. Presentazione della raccolta di saggi online per Enbach

Haim Mahlev
The Role of Academic Dissertations and Disputations in the Transformation of Knowledge in the Baroque Era

Agneta Markuszewska
Un selvaggio eroe : noble savage on operatic scenes before Rousseau

Hanns-Peter Neumann
The Correspondence Network of Ernst Christoph Count of Manteuffel and the German Enligthenment Philosopher Christian Wolff between 1738 and 1748

Elisabeth Tiller
Baroque Architects, Artist, Scholars and their private Libraries Some Dresden Examples

Anja Schnabel
The role of fashion in Baroque literature

Session III

Adrian Scerri
The Diplomacy of the Order of St John and Information Networking in the Papal States in the 1680s

Alfredo Esteban Chamorro
The legacy apostolic in Spain. Ceremonial conflicts arising in the envoys of holy father days in the catholic monarchy

Ewa Manikowska
Art and Diplomacy. The Papal Gift in the Early Modern Era

María Albaladejo-Martínez
Appearance and representation of the Infanta of Spain in the court of Philip II

Mark De-Vitis
On The Value of Likeness in Portraits of Queen Marie-Thérèse d’Autriche

Leticia De Frutos
Written female networks - Correspondence and Memories of Maria Mancini Colonna between Paris, Rome and Madrid

Friday, 28.9.2012

9.00 : Coffee

9.15 – 10.00 : Key Note :

Joan Lluís Palos
From Genoa to Naples through Castile with a stop in Rome
Historical paintings in the Neapolitan palace of the Spanish viceroys

10.00 – 12.30 : Parallel sessions, breaks will be held on demand

Session I

Fabio Cafagna
The sight of death - Devotion, seduction and knowledge in the ceroplastic art between the 17th and 18th centuries

Joris Van Gastel
Death, Wax and Portraiture in Baroque Italy

David Packwood
Representing the Body in Pietro da Cortona’s Tabula Anatomicae of 1619

Helen Hills
Relics, inventio & place : finding relics & inventing place in baroque architecture and sculpture

Kimberley Skelton
Manipulative Motion as Baroque Perception

Session II

Vania Santon
Porcia : an Italian noble family in the Baroque Vienna

Roberto Quiros Rosadeo
Friendship’s rhetoric ? - A view about the political epistolary between two Austracistas ministers (Vienna-Barcelona, 1711-1712)

Milena Viceconte
“Per farsi merito nella corte di Spagna”. The Duke of Medina de las Torres and the diplomatic gift during the Seventeenth centuries

Francesca Gallo
The aristocrat living in the Baroque. Cultural tourist itineraries in Italy and Spain

Blythe Alice Raviola & Anna Cantaluppi
The Compagnia di San Paolo in Turin. A Baroque network in early modern Italy

Session III

Dirk Van Waelderen
The Ottoman Turks in baroque public display in the Spanish and Austrian Netherlands

Cecile D’Albis
Creating the event : Communication, circulation and reception of the second siege of Vienna (1683) in Italy, Spain, Portugal and France

Daniel Aznar
Celebration, War and Politics : Cultural Exchange between Paris and Barcelona, around the French Viceroys in Catalonia (1643-1647)

Molly Taylor-Poleskey
Festkultur trifft Alltagsgeschichte : Post-War Dining at the Court of Brandenburg-Prussia

Laura Olivan & María Angeles Pérez Samper
Spanish recipe books at the court of Vienna (1665-1700)

Afternoon : Excursion to the Baroque abbey Stift Melk

Saturday, 29.9.2012

9.00 : Coffee

9.15 – 10.00 : Key Note :

Lucien Bely
La circulation des diplomates entre publicité et secret

10.00 -12.30 : Parallel sessions, breaks will be held on demand

Session I

Diana Carrió-Invernizzi
A New Diplomatic History and the Spanish Networks during the Baroque Age

Joana Fraga
Between Agent and Subject : D. Duarte of Braganza in the context of the Portuguese diplomatic network across Europe (1640-1647)

Anton Tantner
Intelligence Offices in Baroque Europe

Giuseppe Mrozek
A spanish-italian network of corruption. The royal secretary Pedro Franqueza and his officials (1598-1611)

Session II

Benedetta Borello
Spaces, publics and "public spheres" in baroque Rome

Carlos González Reyes
The project for the urban renewal of Palermo in early seventeenth century as an idea for a Baroque city

Nicoletta Bazzano
Ceremonials, culture and politics in Spanish baroque Palermo

Verónica Salazar Baena
The Royal Ceremonies in the Viceroyalty of New Granada

12.30 – 14.00 : Break

14.00 – 17.00 : Parallel sessions, breaks will be held on demand

Session I

Paola Besutti
Music for Holy Week : Chieti, Naples and the Spanish tradition

Andrea Zedler
The Cultural Practice of Music on the Grand Tour as Exemplified by the Bavarian Electoral Prince Karl Albrecht (1715–1716)

Daniel Unger
Eclecticism and the Emergence of Baroque Painting in Italy

Maria do Rosário Salema de Carvalho
Azulejos and Prints

Matthias Müller
Transfer of Baroque taste - Sculpture and sculptors in Stralsund at the beginning of the eighteenth century

Michał Wardzyński
Vanitas Sarmatarum. Majesty of Life and Death’s Representation in Sepulchral Baroque Sculpture in the Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth in the Second Half of the 17th and the First Years of the 18th Centuries

Session II

Iva Lelkova
Intellectual Correspondence Networks in Early Modern Czech Lands

Franz Eybl
The Author of the “Curieuse Hauß=Apothec” (1699) and His Scientific Network

Vittoria Feola
Librarian and Networker – Petrus Lambecius and the Imperial Library as a Centre of Knowledge

Lisa Roscioni
Body and soul care in the Baroque Age : melancholic delusions, alchemy and spagyric art in Francesco Giuseppe Borri (1627-1695)

Gosline Sheldon
To Advertise or NOT ? : Forming a Medical Ethics of Self-Promotion

17.00 : Chill Out