Jean-Luc Le Cam: „The Ideal Education of Lutheran German-Speaking Nobility Viewed Through the Prism of Biographic Information in Funeral Sermons: The Example of Otto Magnus von Dönhoff (1665-1717)“

With the spread of funeral orations focusing on the biography of the deceased due to change of funeral processes in connection to the Lutheran Reformation we have an increase of accounts of the education of nobility. In his talk Jean-Luc Le Cam examines the case study of Count Otto Magnus of Dönhoff (1665-1717), a representative of the Prussian military nobility, who studied all over Europe.

You can find the entire abstract here.

Andrey Prokopiev: „Between Confessional and Social Standards: Education of the German Nobility in 16th – 17th Centuries“

In his presentation Andrey Prokopiev talks about the dualism of commitment to the church and openness to non-denominational social and intellectual values within the educational system in Germany starting in the 16th century. The emphasis of the education was often on religious studies so the potential heir to the throne was a firm Protestant despite the physicophilosophical progress of the Renaissance.

You can find the entire abstract here.

Yekaterina Kislova: „Educational Models among the Clergy and the Nobility in the 18th Century“

In her talk Yekaterina Kislova highlights the similarities and differences of secular teaching and teaching at seminaries and theological academies with an emphasis on language teaching.

You can find the entire abstract here.