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MW Lecture with Prof. Marie-Janine Calic (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) - The Enlightenment in Southeastern Europe

Dates:
  • Wed 19 Feb 2020 17.00 - 18.30
  Add to Calendar 2020-02-19 17:00 2020-02-19 18:30 Europe/Paris MW Lecture with Prof. Marie-Janine Calic (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) - The Enlightenment in Southeastern Europe

The lecture will explore enlightened political thinking in the region from the mid-18th century onwards. It will outline different types of enlightenments in the Balkans and their respective main features, time frames and transformations. It will be demonstrated how Croatian, Serbian, Greek, Romanian and other intellectuals both from the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire formed part of a broader European network of thinkers sharing similar values of patriotism and cosmopolitanism at a time. Moreover, influences from ´radical´ France (in particular Voltaire) were as much present in the region as ´moderate´ philosophers from Austria and Germany (like Christian Wolff). The lecture will also look into main channels of transmission of new ideas in societies where a large majority of people were illiterate. Yet, the enlightenment provided for new arguments and methods of thinking, and it changed discourses, values, social practices, and representations in the region.

Anca Cretu (MW HEC Fellow) will introduce and chair the Lecture.

Refectory - Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Refectory - Badia Fiesolana

The lecture will explore enlightened political thinking in the region from the mid-18th century onwards. It will outline different types of enlightenments in the Balkans and their respective main features, time frames and transformations. It will be demonstrated how Croatian, Serbian, Greek, Romanian and other intellectuals both from the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire formed part of a broader European network of thinkers sharing similar values of patriotism and cosmopolitanism at a time. Moreover, influences from ´radical´ France (in particular Voltaire) were as much present in the region as ´moderate´ philosophers from Austria and Germany (like Christian Wolff). The lecture will also look into main channels of transmission of new ideas in societies where a large majority of people were illiterate. Yet, the enlightenment provided for new arguments and methods of thinking, and it changed discourses, values, social practices, and representations in the region.

Anca Cretu (MW HEC Fellow) will introduce and chair the Lecture.


Location:
Refectory - Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Lecture

Contact:
Francesca Grassini (EUI - Max Weber Programme) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Prof. Marie-Janine Calic

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