European Networks in the Baroque Era

International Conference of the Project

“European Networks of BarqoueCultural Heritage” (ENBaCH)

Vienna, Josephinum 26. – 29.9. 2012

Wednesday, 26.9.2012


17.00: Warming up

17.30: Welcome by Dirk Fassbaender

Deputy Head of Representation and Head of Public Affairs Sector 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

Chair: Sonia Horn

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“

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, Alberto Zanata, Maurizio Rippa Bonati

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


Session II


Federica Favino

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

Petra Lindenhofer

“Unfröhliche Kinder”. Confession and the death of unbaptized children

Rebekah Ahrendt

Spectacular Migrations

Lionel Laborie & Olaf Simons

Connecting Networks: Prophecy and Diplomacy in the Huguenot Diaspora

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

Chair: Sonia Horn

Christine Boeckl

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

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 Western Hungary

Christian Gepp

„Ein Weh ist weg von Wien, das Wohl wird darauf erscheinen“. Mastering the plague of 1713 in Vienna.


Session II

Chair: Vittoria Feola/

Jean Pierre Cavaillé

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

Lisa Roscioni

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

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

Daniel Unger

Eclecticism and the Emergence of Baroque Painting in Italy

Mark De-Vitis

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

María Albaladejo-Martínez

Appearance and representation of the Infanta of Spain in the court of Philip II

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

Chari: ev. Sonia Horn


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

Chair: Maria Lieber

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)

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

Chair: Sonia Horn

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

Gosline Sheldon

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


17.00: Chill Out


Cite this blog post
Cécile Soudan (2012, September 21). European Networks in the Baroque Era. ENBaCH. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from