Whose Love of Which Country? Towards an Intellectual History of Patriotic Discoursesin the Early-Modern Period (2007)

Open to the Public
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Gellner Room
Saturday, May 26, 2007 - 9:00am
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Saturday, May 26, 2007 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 27, 2007 - 5:00pm

Second international workshop of the project The Intellectual History of Patriotism and the Legacy of Composite States in East-Central Europe


FRIDAY (25 May)
  • 19.00 Welcome Reception OR Pub Visit

Part I - Enlightenment modalities of patriotism

  • 9.30-10.10 László Kontler The Lappon, the Scythian and the Hungarian: Philosophical history, enlightened patriotism and conceptions of community
  • 10.10-10.50 Teodora Shek-Brnardiæ Modalities of Enlightened Patriotism(s) in the Mid-Eighteenth Century Habsburg Monarchy: The Case Studies of Bohemia and Hungary-Croatia
  • 10.50-11.30 Zsuzsa Török National scholarship through transnational exchange: State sciences in late 18th-early 19th century Transylvania
  • 11.30-12.10 Milo¹ Øezník Das landespatriotische Programm der galizischen Stände um 1790: Von der polnischen Tradition zur Etablierung eines neuen Landespatriotismus
  • 12.10-13.00 Buffet Lunch

Part II - Ethnicity and collective memory

  • 13.00-13.50 Alexander Nikolov Patriotic and proto-national motives in the late medieval Bulgarian literature (12th-15th centuries)
  • 13.50-14.40 Lovro Kunèeviæ Civic and ethno-linguistic discourses in Renaissance Ragusa
  • 14.40-15:30 Domagoj Maduniæ Strategies of distinction in the works of Vinko Pribojeviæ, or what makes Slavs Slav
  • 15.30-16.20 Sándor Bene Marsigli’s mission in the recaptured territories in South-Hungary - the uses of national history in mapping the region and the 'national projects' of the expert

Part III - Humanist visions of the nation

  • 16.40-17.30 Farkas Gábor Kiss Urban patriotism in Upper Hungary and the Humanist mirror of princes literature at the turn of 15th-16th centuries (Valentine Eck’s treatise)
  • 17.30-18.20 Lucie Storchová Nation, patria and the aesthetics of existence. Late humanistic discourse of nation (in Veleslavín’s circle) and its rewriting by the modern Czech nationalist movement
SUNDAY (27 May)

Part IV - The politics of the Estates and the love of Fatherland

  • 9.30-10.20 Benedek Varga István Bocskay’s revolt (1604-06) and the patriotic discourse of the Estates
  • 10.20-11.10 Kees Teszelszky The Hungarian Roots of a Bohemian Humanist: Johann Jessenius a Jessen and Early Modern National Identity (1609) (new paper)
  • 11.10-12.00 Petr Ma»a Patres Patriae or Traditores Patriae? Was there any patriotic discourse of the Bohemian Estates in the second half of the seventeenth century?
  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch

Part V - Political theology and layers of identity

  • 13.00-13.50 Márton Zászkaliczky References to political allegiance in the works of Protestant preachers in mid-16th century Hungary
  • 13.50-14.40 Vladimír Urbánek Patria Lost and Chosen People: The case of seventeenth-century Bohemian Protestant exiles
  • 14.40-15.30 Balázs Trencsényi Patriotism and Elect Nationhood – the Hungarian case in a European context
  • 15.30-16.30 General discussion, technical issues