Maria Theresa (1717-1780): Tercentenary workshop on the Habsburg empress and her time

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Maria Theresa (1717-1780): Tercentenary workshop on the Habsburg empress and her time

Convened by Tobias Heinrich (Kent) and Avi Lifschitz (Oxford)



12:45                Welcome and introduction


13:00                Session I:  Memorial Room, The Queen’s College   

Chair:  Ritchie Robertson (The Queen’s College, Oxford)

Werner Telesko (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Maria Theresa: the making of a myth.  Old questions and new insights

Catriona Seth (All Souls College, Oxford)

 Maria Theresa and Marie Antoinette


15:00                Session II:  Memorial Room, Queen’s College

Chair:  Peter Wilson (All Soul’s College, Oxford)

William O’Reilly (Trinity Hall, Cambridge)

‘All the king’s men’:  Maria Theresa and the Holy Crown of St Stephan

Thomas Wallnig (University of Vienna)

After 2017:  is new research on Maria Theresa possible?


17:00                Keynote Lecture:  Shulman Auditorium, Queen’s College  

Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (University of Münster)

Maria Theresa and the Catholic Enlightenment


18:30                Drinks reception


Attendance is free, but registration is required via the following link:

The workshop is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum in London, the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture and the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the University of London, the Oxford Centre for European History, the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, and the Voltaire Foundation.



Contact name: Avi Lifschitz
Contact email:
Audience: Open to all