Splendid Encounters 4: Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Early Modern World

Nemzetközi diplomáciatörténeti konferencia Budapest, 2015. szeptember 25-26.

Két napos nemzetközi konferenciára kerül sor Budapesten az MTA Bölcsészettudományi Központ Történettudomány Intézetének rendezésében 2015. szeptember 25-26-án.

A konferencia helyszíne:
Budapest, Úri utca 53.

A program:

Friday 25th September 2015

9.30 Keynote Lecture

  • Arno Strohmeyer: Trends and Perspectives in Early Modern Diplomatic History: The Case of Habsburg-Ottoman Relations

11.00 – 13.00 Panel 1a STRUCTURAL QUESTIONS AND PERSONNEL

Chair: Tomasz Wiślicz

  • János Szabados: The Death of Johann Dietz and Habsburg-Ottoman Communication in the Mid-Seventeenth Century
  • Zsuzsanna Cziráki: Language Students and Interpreters at the Mid-Seventeenth-Century Habsburg Embassy in Constantinople
  • Tiago Viúla de Faria: Diplomacy and State Growth in Pre-Modern Portugal
  • Adam Perłakowski: Two States, One Diplomacy? Competence Problems of Saxon and Polish Diplomacy during the Personal Union (1697–1763)

11.00 – 13.00 Panel 1b CEREMONIES I

Chair:  John Condren

  • Austeja Brasiunaite: Rituals and Signs: Peculiarities of Diplomatic Ceremonial and Their Importance to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania’s Interstate Relations during Crisis: 14th–16th Century
  • Marius Sirutavičius: How to Declare a War without Declaring One: A Story of a Failed Ratification of the Armistice between the Polish-LithuanianCommonwealth and Muscovy of 1578
  • Zsuzsanna Hámori Nagy: ’Splendid Encounters’: Count Péter Bethlen’s Visit at European Courts in 1627–1628

14.30 – 16.00 Panel 2a DIPLOMACY, SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND LAW

Chair: Arno Strohmeyer

  • Adam Smrcz: Peace among Churches – Hugo Grotius’ Program Concerning Religious Toleration
  • Amirpasha Tavakkoli: Diplomatic Moments in Machiavelli’s Political Theory
  • Gábor Förköli: Ismaël Boulliau – an Astronomer in the European Information Network

14.30 – 16.00 Panel 2b CEREMONIES II

Chair: Ekaterina Domnina

  • Pierre Nevejans: The Prince and the Ambassador: Diplomatic Reception through European Renaissance
  • Camille Desenclos: Is Politeness Really Polite? The Epistolary Ceremonial at the Beginning of the 17th Century
  • Béla Vilmos Mihalik: Ceremonies, Factions, Networks: Prince Liechtenstein as Imperial Ambassador in Rome (1691–1694)

16.30 – 18.00 Panel 3a DIPLOMATS IN ACTION I: HABSBURG ENVOYS

Chair: Gábor Kármán

  • Lenka Maršálková: The Bavarian Mission of Dominik Andreas Count of Kaunitz between the Years 1687–1688
  • Jiří Kubeš: Diplomacy as a ‘Part-Time’ Service? Johann Marcus Count Clary and Aldringen as an Imperial Resident to Saxony at the End of the 17th Century
  • Jonathan Singerton: ‘That Long, Laborious, and Odious Task’: Struggles, Sympathies, and Statecraft between the Habsburg Monarchy and the United States 1776–1778

16.30 – 18.00 Panel 3b QUEENS, PRINCESSES AND AMBASSADORESSES: WOMEN AND DIPLOMACY

Chair: Anna Kalinowska

  • John Condren: Braganza, Este, and Medici Marital Diplomacy under the Umbrella of French Geopolitical Strategy in the 1680s
  • Laura Oliván Santaliestra: The Advice of an Ex-Ambassadress ergo the Diplomacy of Experience: The Young Ambassador Aloisio von Harrach and the Diplomacies of Motherhood (1698–1700)            
  • Pia Wallnig: ‘Succedendo bene spesso, che l’ambasciatore cesareo habbia moglie’: Ceremonial Conflicts of Imperial Ambassadresses in Rome during the War of the Spanish Succession

Saturday 26th September 2015

9.30 – 11.30 Panel 4a DIPLOMATS IN ACTION II

Chair: Roberta Anderson

  • Bartłomiej Wołyniec: Marcin Szyszkowski, Bishop of Lutsk and His Legation to Prague and Graz in 1605
  • Natalia Neverova: The Nuncios at the Emperor’s Court (1591–1612): Spiritual Role vs Political Demands 
  • Annalisa Biagianti: Re-constructing a Diplomat’s Network: The Ambassador of Lucca at the Spanish Court in the Late 17th Century

9.30 – 11.30 Panel 4b INTERCULTURAL DIPLOMACY AT THE BORDERS OF CHRISTIANITY

Chair: Jiří Kubeš

  • Gábor Kármán: Grand Dragoman Zülfikar Aga: An Expert of the Northwestern Borders of the Empire at the Sublime Porte
  • Sándor Papp: When the Grand Vizier Chose the Prince of Transylvania: An Audience with Köprülü Mehmed Pasha in 1658
  • Mariusz Kaczka: A Well-Connected Diplomat: Paweł Benoe aka Paul Benoît in the Ottoman Empire
  • David Do Paço: Family and Trans-Imperial Diplomatic Network: A Private Management of the Austrian Oriental Affairs in the 18th Century

12.00 – 13.30 Panel 5a DIPLOMATS IN ACTION III

Chair: John Condren

  • Ekaterina Domnina: Ambassador Meets the Death: Tommasso Spinelli’s Self-Representation in His Testament
  • Eoin Devlin: The Playwright-Diplomat: Sir George Etherege in Germany 
  • Suna Suner: Ebubekir Râtib Efendi and His Vienna Mission: The Portrait of an Ottoman Diplomat as a Theatre Enthusiast

12.00 – 13.30 Panel 5b POLISH-LITHUANIAN DIPLOMACY, 16th-17th CENTURY

  • Marta Jaworska: The Role of Parliamentary Gifts in Diplomatic Relations with Muscovy in the 16th and 17th Centuries – Selected Examples of Misunderstanding of the Diplomatic Protocol
  • Dorota Gregorowicz: The Role of the Papal Diplomats in the Interregnum’s Parliamentary Practice of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (16th–17th Centuries)
  • Anna Kalinowska: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Poland? Polish-Lithuanian Society and Diplomacy

15.30 – 17.30 Panel 6a INTERCULTURAL DIPLOMACY BEYOND BORDERS OF CHRISTIANITY

Chair: Mariusz Kaczka

  • Guido van Meersbergen: Informal Diplomacy in an Inter-Cultural Setting: The Dutch in Mughal India
  • Kuldeep Patowary: Incursions and Resistance: Diplomacy in Mughal–Ahom Encounters in the 17th Century
  • Shounak Ghosh: Negotiating Spatial Boundaries: Unravelling the Strands of Portuguese Diplomacy in South Asia 1546–1547
  • Hang Lin: Missions to Connect the Empires: A Fifteenth-Century Chinese Diplomat to Central Asia

15.30 – 17.30 Panel 6b DIPLOMACY THROUGH CONFESSIONAL BORDERS

  • Katharina Beiergrößlein: ’In Service for the King’: Robert Barnes, the Diplomatic Heretic
  • Roberta Anderson: ‘His Credentials are in Order’: Catholic Ambassadors at the English Court, 1603–1625
  • Charlotte Backerra: Popish Priests and Protestant Chaplains: Religion and Diplomacy in London and Vienna, 1700–1745

17.30 – 18.00 Concluding Comment