Details zur Veranstaltung

Donnerstag, 14. März 2024 - Freitag, 15. März 2024

09:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Hermann-Escher-Saal

This conference deals with the question of how history was or should be taught and the status of the subject of history in the early modern period. The following topics will be addressed: When was history taught as a subject in its own right? To what extent was history regarded as an academic discipline? What differences were there between the teaching of history at universities and pre-university institutions? What changes in the teaching of history during the early modern period are known? Are there differences between individual regions and denominations? The geographical focus of the lectures will be on Italy (Florence), Leuven (Belgium), Tartu (Estonia) and the German-speaking regions of Europe (Basel, Danzig, Elbing, Gotha, Nuremberg, Thorn, Vienna, Würzburg and Zurich).

Organisatoren: Prof. Dr. Joseph S. Freedman (Montgomery, Alabama / USA) und Dr. Urs Leu (Zentralbibliothek Zürich)

Programm: 14. März 2024

9:00 – 9:45  

Urs Leu (Zürich)

From historia sacra to historia profana: The introduction of history teaching in Zurich in the wake of the early Enlightenment

9:45 –10:30 

Xander Feys (Leuven)

Livy at the Leuven Collegium Trilingue: How Petrus Nannius (1496-1557) Taught Roman History

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45

Igor Kakolewski (Berlin / Warsaw)

The Teaching of History in the Academic Gymnasia in Danzig, Thorn and Elbing in Royal Prussia during the 17th and 18th centuries

11:45 – 12:30 

Wolfang Rother (Zürich)

The Establishment of the Basel Chair of History in 1659

12:30 –13:20

Lunch Break

13:20 – 13:30 

Stefan Wiederkehr (Head of Special Collections, Zentralbibliothek Zürich)


13:30 – 14:15  

Robert Black (Leeds)

The Teaching of History in Renaissance Italy up to 1530

14:15 –15:00 

Joseph Freedman (Montgomery, Alabama)

What is History? History as discussed within the corpus of writings by Bartholomew Keckermann (1571/72/73 - 1609)

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:15

Stefan Benz (Bayreuth)

Framing academic history: The Court and the ecclesiastical state: Encounters with history at the Vienna Court and in the duchy of Franconia during an era of wars (1600-1720)

16:15 – 17:00

Daniel Gehrt (Gotha)

Studying History in Protestant Germany as Mirrored in Humanist Guides and Student Notes

Programm: 15. März 2024

9:30 – 10:15  

Janika Päll (Tartu)

Teaching history in early modern Estonia and Livonia: the classes of rhetoric shaping the historical discourse

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30

Meelis Friedenthal (Tartu)

History as discussed within Tartu Disputations during the Early Modern Period

11:30 – 11:45

Joseph Freedman and Urs Leu

Closing Remarks