Freitag, 18. November 2016, 09:30 - 13:00 iCal


Imperial Subjects and Social Commitment: An Endowment History from 1750 to 1918

Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Postgasse 1/7/3, 1010 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Donnerstag, 17. November 2016, 09:15 - 17:30

In the past two decades historians have paid increased attention to endowments, foundations and donations as social and religious phenomena. By acting as patrons of art, culture and education but also by promoting social welfare and healthcare, benefactors conceive their beneficiary actions as charitable work. Moreover, endowments were traditionally embedded in a religious context and could be connected to religious intentions such as the benefactor’s remembrance and the commemoration of his deceased soul.

We regard endowments as indicators of central importance for the construction and representation of the benefactor’s identity and as a pivotal strategy of economic and social integration in the host environment used by members of diaspora communities.

The central goal of the workshop is to foster an understanding of European endowment history, which is open to intercultural and transnational perspectives, while contributing to the regional, social, economic and migration history of Vienna from the 18th to the 20th century.

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Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik der Universität Wien und Österr. Gesellschaft für Neugriechische Studien


Petra Greger
Nathalie Patricia Soursos, Stefano Saracino, Maria A. Stassinopoulou
Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
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