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In his plenary lecture Jean Boutier, Directeur d’Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Marseille, highlights the spread and influence of educational institutions established specifically for the nobility from 1550 to the end of the 18th century. He also analyses the effects of the presence of nobles from Central and Eastern Europe from the second half of the 16th century onwards.
In her talk Anna Vyacheslavovna Stogova traces the evolution of the idea of friendship. During the second half of the 17th and the early 18th century the idea of friendship transforms from an emotional affection to a virtue of the truly educated.
Caterina Sindoni’s talk focuses on the “Collegio Cutelli”, one of the most prominent educational institutions for Silician noblemen and analyses the educational models used there from the opening in 1779 to fall of the Borbonic Kingdom in 1860.
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.
The standards of how the education for the Russian nobility should look like were contested. In his talk Vladislav Rjeoutski demonstrates what practices were rejected by students and teachers, how this resistance was expressed and where the criticism lay.
Maciej Serwański explores the influence of French culture on Polish Nobility. By studying in France young Poles of the wealthy families familiarized themselves with French culture and ideology. When returning home to Poland they brought their ideas with them. The talk demonstrate that these French aspects were present in the patterns of the education of the Polish nobility.
In their talk Mikhail Kiselev and Anastasia Krivoruchko discuss the spread of the idea general education in official policy, such as the project by I. Shuvalov and the legislation of Peter III and the Industrious Bee (‘Trudolyubivaya pchela’), one of the first print magazines in the Russian Empire.
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?
Who studied at the universities of the Habsburg Empire, the German Länder and at the only local University, that of Nagyszombat (transferred to Buda in 1770)? How did the profile of the sons of noblemen differ from those of the commoners? Victor Karady explores these questions under three major problem areas: The intensity of the formal-institutional educational investment, the choices of academic premises and the various collective characteristics of the student body.
SOLODIANKINA Olga (Cherepovets), Educational Ideals and Practices in the Sheremetiev Family (18th – Early 19th Century) (RUS)
LAVRINOVITCH Maya (Moscow), ‘… You Will Find in Your Masters Your Protectors and in the Children Entrusted to You – Your Friends’: How a ‘New Breed’ of Governesses for Noble Children was Trained at the Beginning of the 19th Century (RUS)
REDIN Dmitri (Ekaterinburg), How Ivan Vasilievich Was Brought Up (Short Story by V.A. Sollogub ‘Tarantas’) and Noble Education in the Russian Literature of the First Half of the 19th Century (RUS)
V. Что говорят нам источники? Председатель: Сандра Дальке
СОЛОДЯНКИНА Ольга (Череповец), Воспитательные идеалы и практики рода Шереметевых (XVIII – начало XIX в.) (RUS)
ЛАВРИНОВИЧ Майя (Москва), ‘… Вы найдете в господах ваших покровителей, а в вверенных вам детях – друзей…’: как готовили «новую породу» гувернанток для дворянских детей в начале XIX века (RUS)
РЕДИН Дмитрий (Екатеринбург), Как воспитывали Ивана Васильевича (повесть В.А. Соллогуба ‘Тарантас’) и проблемы дворянского воспитания в русской художественной прозе первой половины XIX в. (RUS)