The Finnish Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies & Helsinki Computational History Group presents
Workshop on Patriotism in Eighteenth-Century Europe
When: Friday 12.10.2018 at 14:00-18:00
Venue: Topelia, A205 (Unioninkatu 38A, https://goo.gl/maps/UZWY2QdzUt72)
Registration (DL 10.10.2018): https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/91634/lomake.html
European patriotism is one of the more intriguing current research topics in eighteenth-century studies. The second half of the century was a crucial period for different conceptualizations of the state. What is more, the needs and foundations for cross-European peace were born out of a necessity when the exponentially growing expenses of war shook the economy in different parts of Europe and accelerated the development of different monetary instruments. Republican thinking was concurrently transforming, smaller imperial configurations crumbled and larger ones got stronger at the turn of the 19th century. These trends among others led to a heated discussion about European patriotism and cosmopolitanism already in the eighteenth century. The idea of this one day workshop is to reflect on this phenomena ranging from Herder’s thought to French opera.
14.00-14.15 Mikko Tolonen (University of Helsinki): Opening of the workshop
14.15-15.15 Eva Piirimäe (University of Tartu): Patriotism, Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism in Herder's Thought
15.15-16.00 Jaakko Sivonen (University of Helsinki): Patriots and monarchists: Prussian love of country in the second half of the 18th century
16.00-16.15 coffee break
16.15-17.00 Laura Tarkka (University of Helsinki): True patriotism and useful folly: Raspe, Zimmermann and the consequences of national pride
17.00-17.45 Charlotta Wolff (University of Turku): Patriotism in eighteenth-century French opera
17.45-18.00 Closing of the workshop
The workshop is open to everyone, please register by Wednesday 10.10.2018 (https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/91634/lomake.html), coffee will be served to all registered participants.