Congress of Vienna

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Congress of Vienna

  • Fri 4 Sep 2015
  • 10:45AM

On the occasion of the 200-year-anniversary of the Congress of Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum London is pleased to host this one day conference, organised by Jonathan Kwan (University of Nottingham). In the 200 years since the Congress of Vienna redrew the map of Europe there have been many contrasting views on its functioning, achievements and legacy. This conference provides an opportunity to reflect on the exisiting scholarship and points to new directions in research.

Registration is via the ACF London. Please book below.


Congress of Vienna - Programme:

10.45am: Welcome

Elisabeth Koegler (ACF – London) and Jonathan Kwan (University of Nottingham)

11.00am: Vienna and the Congress

Chair: David Laven (University of Nottingham)

“… the Chasse at Eisenstadt was worth going to”: Hunting events and social networking at the Eisenstadt Castle of the Esterházy princes during and after the Congress of Vienna

Kristof Fatsar (Corvinus University, Budapest)

Jewish Rights at the Congress of Vienna: Between Great Powers, Smaller States and Political Culture

Brian Vick (Emory University)

Metternich, Talleyrand and the Vienna Settlement

Alan Sked (LSE)

12.30pm: Lunch

2pm: The Vienna Settlement and Afterwards

Chair: Matthew Rendall (University of Nottingham)

“The Legal Legacy of Vienna Reconsidered: A Pre-History of National Self-Determination”

Edward Kolla (Georgetown University)

The ‘Allied Machine’. The Allied Council of Ambassadors & Arguing Security on the Continent, 1815-1818.

Beatrice de Graaf (University of Utrecht)

“Sovereignty Transformed”? The Congress of Vienna as an Episode in US-Habsburg Relations
Jonathan Singerton (University of Edinburgh)

3.30pm: Afternoon Break

4pm: Roundtable Discussion

Michael Rowe (Kings College, University of London), David Laven (University of Nottingham), Matthew Rendall (University of Nottingham), Mark Jarrett (author of ‘The Congress of Vienna and its Legacy’)


Congress of Vienna 1815 by Jean-Baptiste Isabey

Austrian Cultural Forum London

28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ


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