Tyranny, Despotism, Violence - LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

Admission is free of charge. The event will take place in compliance with the Covid-regulations in effect at the time. Please register via our homepage. The lectures will be held in German.
May 25th 2023, 6:30 p.m.
Frederick William I (Friedrich Wilhelm I) and the Prussian Myth 
Location to be announced

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May 26th 2023, 10 a.m.
Workshop for Master's and PhD students: Tyranny and Despotism. Theories from Antiquity to the Present
Room 4046, Building D, Augsburg University

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June 29th 2023, 6:30 pm
Rituals of violence - the king as outsider
Rococo Hall of the Government of Swabia, Fronhof 10, 86152 Augsburg
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June 30th 2023, 10 a.m.
Workshop for Master's and PhD students: Theories on the social logic of violence
Room 4046, Building D, Augsburg University

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Recommended reading for the workshop:
André Krischer, Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (Eds.), Tyrannen. Eine Geschichte von Caligula bis Putin, München ²2023.
Heinrich Popitz, Phänomene der Macht, ²Tübingen 1992.
Jan Philipp Reemtsma, Vertrauen und Gewalt. Versuch über eine besondere Konstellation der Modern, Hamburg 2008.


About the speaker

Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger
was Professor of the Early Modern History at the University of Münster from 1997 to 2021, where she led the Collaborative Research Centre "Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme" (Symbolic Communication and Social Value Systems) and the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics", among others. She has been Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin since September 2018. She is a member of various academies and a Fellow of the British Academy. Her field of research is the constitutional, political and cultural history of Europe from the 16th to the 18th century, especially of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Her main focus is on rituals and procedures, ceremonies, metaphors and symbols.


Latest book publications: Rituale, Frankfurt/Main 2013; Maria Theresia. Die Kaiserin in ihrer Zeit. Eine Biographie. München 2017, 5th ed.. 2018 (Engl. transl. 2021); Tyrannen. Eine Geschichte von Caligula bis Putin (ed. together with André Krischer), München 2022.