Annual Workshop of the ERC Team (Vienna, 2023)

October 5-6, 2023
Vienna, Austria

This year’s annual workshop of our KnowStudents team took place in a beautiful city of Vienna, known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and picturesque parks.

Together with our two Fellows, Dr. Luisa Brotto (former Fellow of NAWA Ulam Programe – Seal of Excellence , currently affiliated with the University of Piza, Italy) and Dr. Matthias Roick (PASIFIC Fellowship Programme), we spent two days, on October 5-6, 2023, on the following activities:

  • a captivating talk and guided tour generously offered by the Director of the Archive of the University of Vienna, Dr. Ulrike Denk,
  • a presentation on a rich collection of documents like matriculation books, graduation letters, disputations coming from Jesuit students, and even a truly peculiar genre of Acta Publica seemingly combining elements of early modern Viva Voce and ceremonial graduation of Jesuit students, all provided by our team members, Dr. Gábor Förköli and M.A. Gniewomir Hawrasz,
  • a quick tour around the neighboring buildings hosting the Academic or Jesuit Church and the old Jesuit Library,
  • a warm welcome by the Rector of The Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM), Misha Glenny,
  • a research session addressing the main topic of our workshop, i.e. ‘Visualizing Knowledge in Early Modernity Learning Practices and Their Media’, and contributed to by all the participants,
  • and, finally, a presentation of the ‘Margins at the Centre’ project, by its PI, Dr. Cinzia Grifoni.

It is no surprise that this meeting has given us, once again, a great opportunity for an open dialogue and broad discussions, inspirational thought exchange, and plenty of ideas for future actions. And, the closer we were to its end, the more we were thinking on… planning the next year’s team workshop!