Invited Lectures & Invited Conference Presentations

1994 – “Herzog Augusts Reise nach Kopenhagen (1634) und ihre Bedeutung für die Entwicklung der frühdeutschen Oper in Halle und Weißenfels,” 2. Weißenfelser Colloquium zur barocken Hofkultur, Weißenfels, Germany

1994 – “Literarische Musik-Kultur in Nürnberg im 17. Jahrhundert,” international symposium on German literature and culture in Nürnberg, “Der Franken Rom: Nürnbergs Blütezeit in der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts,” Nürnberg, Germany

1995 – “Dresdener Hoffeste im frühen 18. Jahrhundert,” Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Invited Lectures and Invited Conference Presentations

1994 – “Herzog Augusts Reise nach Kopenhagen (1634) und ihre Bedeutung für die Entwicklung der frühdeutschen Oper in Halle und Weißenfels,” 2. Weißenfelser Colloquium zur barocken Hofkultur, Weißenfels, Germany

1994 – “Literarische Musik-Kultur in Nürnberg im 17. Jahrhundert,” international symposium on German literature and culture in Nürnberg, “Der Franken Rom: Nürnbergs Blütezeit in der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts,” Nürnberg, Germany

1995 – “Dresdener Hoffeste im frühen 18. Jahrhundert,” Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany

1995 – “Christian IV. von Dänemark als deutscher Friedensfürst: der kulturhistorische Kontext des dänisch-sächsischen Hochzeitsfests von 1634 in Kopenhagen,” Nikolaus Kopernikus University, Toruń, Poland

1995 – “Die Hoffeste anläßlich des Staatsbesuchs Frederiks IV. von Dänemark am Hof August des Starken (1709),” Academy of Sciences, National Historical Commission of Poland, Toruń, Poland

1995 – “Court Festivals in Dresden on the Eve of the Great Nordic War,” University of Exeter, Exeter, England

1998 – “Kronprinz Christian von Dänemark und seine sächsische Braut Magdalena Sibylle als Mazäne von Heinrich Schütz,” Mitteldeutsche Heinrich-Schütz-Tage, Weißenfels, Germany

1998 – “Stefan Zweig als jüdischer Schriftsteller: Zu seiner ‘Legende vom begrabenen Leuchter,’” Studiumseminar der Ev.-luth. Landeskirche Hannovers, Göttingen, Germany

1998 – “Barocke Festkultur: ‘Große Hochzeit’ und Gipfeltreffen in Kopenhagen 1634,” Seminar für deutsche Philologie, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany

1998 – “Anne of Denmark in Context: Cultural Agency at the Northern European Courts of Dresden, Gottorf, Wolfenbüttel, and Copenhagen,” Centre for Renaissance Studies, University of Warwick, England

1998 – “Scandinavian Court Festivals 1500-1725,” Centre for Renaissance Studies, University of Warwick, England

1998 – “Sisters in Patronage: The Transformation of Court Culture at Four Northern European Courts,” at the conference “City, Court, Countryside: Cultural Connections in Europe 1500-1700,” University of Cincinnati

1998 – “Invisible Bibliographies: German Women Writers of the Seventeenth Century, The Case of the Saxon Sisters,” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1999 – “Splendid Spectacles: Dresden Court Festivals in the Reign of Augustus the Strong,” at the symposium opening the exhibition “Dresden in the Ages of Splendor and the Enlightenment. 18th-Century Pictures from the Old Masters Picture Gallery,” Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

1999 – “Friedensembleme in Nürnberg 1650,” Arbeitsgespräch (invited working conference), “Beyond the Book: Emblems in Early Modern European Material Culture,” Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany

2000 – “Von Schedels Weltchronik bis zu Birkens Friedensdichtungen: eine Nürnberger emblematisch-ikonographische Tradition im Kontext,” University of Wisconsin, Madison

2000 – “Performance and Politics: Saxon-Danish Festivals 1548-1709,” EURESCO sponsored conference “Festivals of the European Renaissance and After,” Castelvecchio, Italy

2000 – “Der Regenbogen über Nürnberg: Sigmund von Birkens Friedensembleme (1649-1650) und ihre Tradition,” University of Munich, Germany

2001 – “Pomp, Power, and Politics: Danish-Saxon Court Festivals 1548-1709,” Seminar in Courts, Households and Lineages, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

2001 – “‘Digital Emblematica’: The German Emblem Digitization Project at Illinois,” Conference on Emblem Digitization at the Sterling Maxwell Collection, University Library, Glasgow, Scotland

2003 – “Emblems in the 21st Century,” UIUC University Library Symposium recognizing IBM’s gift of two “Intellistations” and two T221 Monitors under the IBM Shared University Research Program, University Library, UIUC

2004 – ‘Das Beste ligt verborgen’: Georg Philipp Harsdörffer als Theoretiker und Praktiker der Sinnbildkunst, International Symposium “Georg Philipp Harsdörffer und die Künste,” at the Akademie der bildenden Künste, Nürnberg, Germany

2006 – “Georg Philipp Harsdörffer und die Musik,” Lecture for the faculty and students of Musicology, Hochschule für Musik un Theater, Hannover, Germany, 12 June 2006

2006 – “Witwenschaft und Mäzenatentum: Die Kurfürstin Hedwig als Mäzenin von Heinrich Schütz,” at the conference “Die Stadt – Ort kulturellen Handelns von Frauen in der Frühen Neuzeit,” Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover, Germany, 29 June- 1 July 2006.

2006 – Widow and Patron: Hedevig, Princess of Denmark and Electress of Saxony (1581-1641), Renaissance Women as Collectors and Patrons of Art and Culture, Seminar at the University of Copenhagen, 21 September 2006

2006 – “Duke Ulrik (1578-1624) as Agent, Patron, Artist: The International Perspective c. 1600,” at the international conference “Reframing the Danish Renaissance,” National Museum, Copenhagen Denmark, 27 September-1 October 2006

2007 – “Emblem Digitization and the Portal,” Workshop on Emblem Digitization, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany, 14-17 March

2010 – “German Mock Battles and Fireworks held on the Water from 1548-1709” at Water-Borne Pageants of the Renaissance, University of Warwick, at Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice, Italy, March 18-20

2010 – “A Space for Female Cultural Agency: Princess Magdalena Sibylle and Court Ballet in Denmark and Saxony,” at the conference “Hof” sponsored jointly by the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, and the Forschungszentrum Gender und Musik, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover, Germany, May 31-June 2

2010 – “Von Nürnberg bis zum Baltikum: Der Pegnesische Blumenorden als Agent literarischen Kulturtransfers,” at the conference “Vielheit und Einheit der Germanistik weltweit,” XII. Kongress of the International Association for Germanic Studies (IVG) Warsaw, 30 July-7 August

2010 – (with Robert Jenkins) “Forty Years of Austria Illinois Exchange Program—Building an Integrated Program,” Fulbright Commission Sixtieth Anniversary Conference, “Impacts: Does Academic Exchange Matter? Cultural Diplomacy, Scholarly Internationalism, and American Studies since World War II,” Vienna, Austria, November 18-19, 2010

2011 – “Gender at Play in Seventeenth-Century Nürnberg,” University of Tel Aviv, March 16

2011 – “Violence and Gender During the Thirty Years’ War,” University of Tel Aviv, March 17

2011 – “Gesprächspiel, Emblem und Gender in Harsdörffers Stechbüchlein,” Herzog August Bibliothek, Kolloquium, 16 May

2011 – “Emblematica Online,” inaugural lecture of the Göttingen Center for Digital Humanities at the Academy of Arts and Sciences, Göttingen, May 17, 2011;

2011 – “Vom Gesprächspiel zur Gesprächskultur: Gender und Emblematik in Harsdörffers Stechbüchlein,” Freie Universität Berlin, May 24

2011 – “Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms,” invited planning group meeting and presentations for a major grant from the Riksbank Fonden, Stockholm

2012 – “Magdalena Sibylle (1617–1668). The Dynastic Woman and the Confessional Space of Female Cultural Agency,” at the international ESF colloquium, “Beyond Scylla & Charybdis,” National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, 30 April-2 May.

2012 – “Digital Emblematics  – Enabling Humanities Research of a Popular Early Modern Genre,” Digital Humanities Conference Hamburg, 16-22 July 2012

2012 – “Emblematica Online,” Werkstattsgespräch, with Dr. Thomas Stäcker, Herzog August Bibliothek, 26 July.

2012 – “Geld, Geschlecht und gute Ordnung im frühdeutschen Roman Fortunatus” at the 14th triennial international conference of the Wolfenbüttel Research Network for Baroque Studies, “‘Eigennutz und gute Ordnung’: Ökonomisierungen der Welt im 17. Jahrhundert”, 22.-25. August

2013 – “Körper in der Emblematik,” at the Internationale Tagung/Colloque international “Körper, Kultur, Kommunikation/Corps, Culture, Communication” at the Université de Lausanne, 22 – 24 May.

2013 – “Das Emblem verkörpert,” Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Kiel, 11 July.

2013 – “Women and Books: A Case Study of a Copy of Georg Philipp Harsdörffer’s Frauenzimmer Gesprächspiele in the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel” at the conference, “The Feminine in German Culture: A Conference in Honour of Professor Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, at Oxford University, 5 – 7 September.

2013 – “The Education of the Princess. Hedwig Eleonore (1636-1715) and Ballet at the Gottorf Court,” at the conference “A Queen Emerges: A Hedwig Eleonora of Sweden and Baroque Court Culture around the Baltic,” 1-4 October, at the Stockholm palace, Gripsholm, Drottingholm, and the Riddarhus in Stockholm

2013 – “Kulturtransfer durch Herzogin Elisabeth von Dänemark” at the conference “Herzog Heinrich Julius von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1564-1613): Politiker und Gelehrter mit europäischem Profil” from 6-9 October 2013, Herzog August Bibliothek and the Rathaus, Wolfenbüttel.

2014 – “From Denmark to Saxony –The Golden Horn of Princess Magdalena Sibylla,” at the Conference: Marrying Cultures “Dynastic Networks as Vehicles for Cultural Transfer,” Wolfenbüttel 15 -18 July 2014 .

2014 – “Emblematic Practices in the Baltic Lands in the Age of G. F Stender,” University of Riga, Latvia, 4-7 September.

2015 – “Picturing Peace, Texting Conciliation: Johann Vogel’s Emblems of Peace ” at the Conference “Conceiving Peace, Pacification, and Conflict Resolution in the Early Modern Period” at the Center for Early Modern Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 6.

2015 – “Emblems and Early Modern Intellectual Networks,” First Annual Interdisciplinary CAS Spring Symposium, Center for Advanced Studies, University of Illinois, 20-21 April.

2016 – “Women’s Networks of Knowledge: The Emblem Book as Stammbuch,” at the Conference “Knowledge in Motion: Constructing Experience in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods (1200–1750), Washington University, St. Louis, 31 March – 2 April.

2016 – “Emblematica Online: Resources for Early Modern Studies and Beyond,” Stockholm University, 19 May.

2016 – “The Emblem: From Early Modern Social Networks to Emblematica Online,” Uppsala University, 30 May.

2016 – “The Consort and National Patrimony: Preserving Dynasty with Magdalena Sibylle’s Golden Horn,” at the workshop “Telling Objects: Contextualizing the Role of the Consort in Early Modern Europe,” Herzog August Bibliothek, 10-11 June

2016 – “Research Collaborations: Vertical and Horizontal, Local and Global,” Humanities Collaborations and Research Practices Summit Agenda, Illini Center, Chicago, 24 October.

2017 – “Emblemata Politica in Context: Civic Virtues in the Free Imperial City of Nürnberg,” 11e Congrès de la Society for Emblem Studies, Nancy, France, 3-7 July.

 

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