Early modern revolts as communicative events Frühneuzeitliche Revolten als Kommunikationsereignisse

Terrorismus gestern und heute – eine Spurensuche der BBC anlässlich der Anschläge von Paris

Seit den Anschlägen auf “zivile Ziele” in Paris ist der Terrorismus erneut ein zentrales Thema in den europäischen Nachrichten. Viele Kommentatoren fragen nach den Drahtziehern und Hintergründen, nach der internationalen Rolle des IS, nach den religiösen oder sozialen Motivationen der Täter. Aber einige Medien wagen...

Conferences on rebellion in Madrid

  “Maison de Velázquez” in Madrid will soon host two conferences on rebellions, revolts and crisis communication in early modern times. The conferences will be held in French and Spanish.  Contributions especially focus on the communicational aspects of conflict and resistance. Relating rebellions to the...

‘That Horrid Conspiracy’ – commemorating the Gunpowder Plot in early modern Britain

In 1605, the British Isles were scandalized by a Catholic attempt to blow up the king in Parliament, which became known us the Gunpowder Plot. The leading men belonged to the Midland gentry, whereas higher ranking members of the Catholic opposition, most notably Lord Monteagle,...

“Resilient Europe?” – a conference on political crisis management

We have been asked to share the following Call for Papers for the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists: “Resilient Europe?” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. • April 14-16, 2016 Organized by the Council for European Studies Resilience is the capacity to survive, to bounce back and to...

The symbolic law – visual references to Magna Carta in the 18th-century British Empire

The “concordia inter Regem Johannem et Barones pro concessione libertatum ecclesie et regni Anglie”, signed in June 1215, is generally considered to be the medieval foundation of the English parliamentary system. Even though so-called Magna Carta only indirectly referred to institutionalized opposition, this charter was...