Urban Cultures in The Early Modern Habsburg Territories

Conference organized by the Research Institute of Politics and Government, National University of Public Service and the Institute of Philosophy of the Research Centre for the Humanities 


National University of Public Service
Budapest, Ludovika square 2.
main building, 1st floor, room Hunyadi



4 November 2019

10-11.15 Keynote lecture

Jaroslav Miller: A Dream World of Ideas and Crudeness of Reality: Early Modern City as an Utopia


11.30- 13.00 Session I.: Town Descriptions


11.30-12.15 Ferenc Hörcher: Town descriptions and urban politics in Márton Szepsi Csombor's

European Travel Journal

12.15-13.00 Katalin Simon: Urban Environment in Buda in the 18th Century


13-14.00 Lunch break


14.00-16.15: Session II.: Governing Urban Communities


14.00-14.45 István Németh: Cities, Self-government, State in the Early Modern Age. The Political

Framework of Urban Life

14.45-15.30 Peter Benka: Early modern towns as language communities : The case of Upper

Hungarian free royal boroughs

15.30-16.15 Adam Smrcz: Jansenism and Urban Politics in 18th-Century Hungary


16.15-16.45 Coffee break


Session III.: An Outlook on non-Habsburg territories


16.45-17.30 Krisztina Péter: Image, Print and Manuscript in Early Modern Cologne

17.30-18.15 Eszter Kovács: Montaigne as the Mayor of Bordeaux: Mapping a Political Network