Olga Khavanova: „Innate Nobleness and erudite superiority: The Theresianum in Vienna as the Educational Ideal of the Nobility in the Second Half of the 18th Century“

In her talk Olga Khavanova traces parts of the history by highlighting the tensions the Therasianum in Vienna, the leading institution for Catholic noble elites of the Habsburg monarchy during the second half of the 18th century. Because of the proximity to the court, „noble exercise“ training was taught but there were also lectures on law, military and politics.

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Amélie Voisin: „Educate a Duke and Bring Up an Emperor: The Complex and Very Eclectic Education of Francis Stephen of Lorraine“

Amélie Voisin traces the education of Francis Stephen of Lorraine, ninth child and third son of the ducal couple of Lorraine and successor of his father and the future Duke of Lorraine, who was educated at the court of Luneville under the supervision of his parents and later on in Vienna. Was Prince Francis Stephen the result of both types of education or was a slide towards one kind of education noticeable?

You can find the entire abstract here.