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Performing Local and Regional Level Administration and Politics

Ceremonies, Rituals and Routines (16th-18th c.)

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Publié le mercredi 05 novembre 2014 par João Fernandes

Résumé

In recent years, ceremonies, rituals and routines have come to form a dynamic field of historical research. This one-day workshop looks at these phenomena in relation to the proceedings of local and regional administrations, law courts, political bodies, and corporations, rather than the court or high administration. The aim of the workshop is to discuss work in progress and to exchange ideas and views about the current state-of-the-art and methodological issues related to research on early modern ceremonies, rituals and routines in local intermediary organizations and in local political settings.

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Argument

In recent years, ceremonies, rituals and routines have come to form a dynamic field of historical research. This one-day workshop looks at these phenomena in relation to the proceedings of local and regional administrations, law courts, political bodies, and corporations, rather than the court or high administration. Questions that might be considered include: How and to which end were ceremonies and rituals performed at the local or regional (intermediary) level? Did these acts of performance serve community building, legitimization, or rather the limitation or outright exclusion of competing claims to participation and power? Were contemporaries aware of the instrumental character of these ceremonies and rituals, and if so, how did they attempt to influence their performance and/or later record? Did they invent new ceremonies, rituals or routines, and if so, how did they try to establish these? Or did they rather try to preserve old traditions, and if so, why? What kinds of changes can we observe in the conduct of given ceremonies / rituals / routines in the long run? And finally, how do we deal with different types of sources related to these phenomena? 

The aim of the workshop is to discuss work in progress and to exchange ideas and views about the current state-of-the-art and methodological issues related to research on early modern ceremonies, rituals and routines in local intermediary organizations and in local political settings.

Program

12:30-12:45 Hanna Sonkajärvi (University of the Basque Country), Introduction 

Section I: Symbolic Communication and Performance in Administration and Local Politics in Germany and the Netherlands

  • 12:45-13:05 Birgit Näther (University of Munich), Routines and Forms of Symbolic Communication in the Seventeenth-Century Bavarian Intermediary Level Administration
  • 13:05-13:25 Uta Protz (University of Hanover), Charity in the Dutch Republic: Philanthropy or Performance? – Reflections on the Emergence of a New Genre, the Regents’ Group Portrait

13:25-13:45 Discussion 

Section II: Performing Ceremonies, Rituals and Routines in Intercultural Context

  • 14:45-15:05 Lorena Alvarez Delgado (University of Cantabria), Cultural Misunderstandings in the Spanish Philippines: Manila in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
  • 15:05-15:25 Aude Argouse (University de Chile/EHESS, Paris), Rituals and Notarization in Santiago de Chile, c. 1650-1700
  • 15:25-15:45 Christina Brauner (University of Bielefeld), Ritual and Writing in Intercultural Treaty-Making on the Gold and Slave Coast, 17th-18th c.

15:45-16:15 Discussion 

Section III: Local and Regional Level Administration and Politics on the Iberian Peninsula

  • 16:45-17:05 Thomas Weller (Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz), Exclusion or Inclusion? Foreign Merchants and Ritual in Iberian Trading Port Cities
  • 17:05-17:25 Hanna Sonkajärvi (University of the Basque Country), Receiving and Rejecting the Corregidor: The Ceremonies of the Juntas y Regimientos de Bizkaia in the Seventeenth Century
  • 17:25-17:45 Imanol Merino Malillos (University of the Basque Country), The Funeral Rites and Proclamation Ceremonies of Kings in Seventeenth-Century Biscay

17:45-18:15 Discussion

18:20-18:40 Closing Discussion

Lieux

  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication, Seminario D (3rd floor), Campus de Leioa UPV/EHU - Barrio Sarriena
    Leioa, Espagne (48940)

Dates

  • vendredi 12 décembre 2014

Fichiers attachés

Mots-clés

  • administrative history, politics, ceremonies, rituals, routines

Contacts

  • Hanna Sonkajärvi
    courriel : hanna [dot] sonkajarvi [at] eui [dot] eu

Source de l'information

  • Hanna Sonkajärvi
    courriel : hanna [dot] sonkajarvi [at] eui [dot] eu

Pour citer cette annonce

« Performing Local and Regional Level Administration and Politics », Journée d'étude, Calenda, Publié le mercredi 05 novembre 2014, http://calenda.org/304815