Category: Talks and discussions

Streiten um die Sichtbarkeit – politische Krise und Ikonoklasmus in den Südstaaten der USA

Die politische Gewalt in den Südstaaten der USA trifft die Menschen, die dort leben. Sie erschüttert ihren Alltag und bedroht ihre Sicherheit. Aber die Gewalt richtet sich auch gegen Kunstwerke, die im öffentlichen Raum bestimmte historische Ereignisse oder Geschichtsbilder repräsentieren. Damit ist die gesellschaftliche Krise...

Workshop “Visual Culture and Social Inequality”

From July 20 to July 22, the University of Konstanz welcomes participants from the University of Austin (Texas, USA) and the University of Essex (UK) to a visual culture workshop organised by Prof Silvia Mergenthal and Phd candidate Melanie Stengele. The workshop covers various aspects...

Andreas Zaupser’s Über den falschen Religionseifer – a German response to the Gordon Riots in 1780

In June 1780, London was shaken by anti-Catholic violence which came to be known as the ‘Gordon Riots’. These riots expressed popular disaffection and fear in regard to the Catholic Relief Act passed by King and Parliament. But although the destructive fervour of an enraged...

‘Nationhood, religious identity and political separatism in eighteenth-century Britain’ – slides and handouts

I have created the following slides & handouts for my course taught at University of Konstanz in 2016/2017: COURSE DESCRIPTION & INTRODUCTORY SESSION You may also download this abridged version of my original PPT presentation in PDF format. All slides containing copyright-protected images, maps or...