Samstag, 02. Oktober 2021, 09:00 - 19:00 iCal

Separated Beds - Interwoven Property

Divorce in Context 1600-1900

Seminarraum Geschichte 2
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien


Weitere Termine

Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021, 13:00 - 20:00



Venue: University of Vienna, Hauptgebäude (Main Building), Second Floor, Seminarraum Geschichte 2 (Seminar Room History 2)

Convener: Andrea Griesebner

Hosted by: Department of History

Cooperation partners: Department of Economic and Social History, Research Group "Figuartions of Inequality"


Friday, 1 October 2021

13:00 Reception & Registration

13:30 Welcome & Greetings | Sebastian Schütze & Annemarie Steidl & Thomas Angerer (Vienna)

Introduction | Andrea Griesebner (Vienna)


Session 1: Early | Modern Europe (Catholic)

Chair: Margareth Lanzinger

14:00 Nere Jone Intxaustegi Jauregi (Bilbao) | Divorce in Early Modern


14:45 Susanne Hehenberger & Andrea Griesebner (Vienna) | Separated Beds – Interwoven Property: Divorce in the Habsburg Monarchy

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Claire Chatelain (Paris) | Judicial Divisions and Material Challenges in France between the 16th and 18th Centuries

16:45 Marie Malherbe (Rouen | Vienna) | Interwoven Religious and Civil Divorce Trials: A Venetian Case Study (1785)

17:30 Coffee Break


18:00 Keynote | Maria Ågren (Uppsala) | Married Women's Work on the Threshold of Modern Society: Continuities and Change

20:00 Dinner


Saturday, 2 October 2021

Session 2: Early | Modern Europe (Islam & Orthodox)

Chair: Nathalie Soursos

09:00 Gamze Yavuzer Eper (Baltimore) | The Indistinct Line between Marriage and Divorce: The Ambiguous Nature of Marital Status in the Seventeenth Century Ottoman Empire

09:45 Evdoxios Doxiades (Burnaby) | The Influence of Islamic Law on Greek: Orthodox Divorce under Ottoman Rule

10:30 Coffee Break


Chair: Börries Kuzmany

11:00 Ninja Bumann (Vienna) | Divorce under Sharia Law and its Economic: Context in Habsburg Bosnia and Herzegovina (1878-1918)

11:45 Daniela Detesan (Cluj-Napoca) | Canonical Procedure of Matrimony: Dissolution in the Transylvanian Orthodox Church (Second Half of the 19th Century)

12:30 Lunch


Session 3: Early Modern Europe (Protestant)

Chair: Waltraud Schütz

13:30 Krista Kesselring & Tim Stretton (Halifax) | Separations and Property in England, 1500-1750: Jointure, Dower and Private Contracts

14:30 Iris Fleßenkämper (Münster) | Enduring Animosity: Negotiating Post-separation Conflicts in the German County of Lippe (17th-18th century)

15:15 Coffee Break


Session 4: Modern Europe (Semi-secular & Catholic)

Chair: Ellinor Forster

15:45 Jessica Reich (Trento) & Zuzana Pavelkova (Pardubice) | Laws and Proceedings: The Marriage Courts of Prag and Trento

16:30 Birgit Dober (Vienna) | Material Matters: Dissolution of Economical Ties in the Context of Divorces in Rural Lower Austria in the 1930s


17:15 Concluding discussion

19:00 Dinner


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Andrea Griesebner

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Maria Magdalena Irnstötter
Department of History