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SNAKLAB Regensburg Southeastern Europe Research Seminars

February 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr Daša Ličen (Institute of Slovenian Ethnology ZRC SAZU) will give a talk on

“Beyond nationalisms: The bourgeoisie of late Habsburg Trieste“

Time: 4-6 pm

Venue: IOS Regensburg, Landshuter Str. 4/ R 017, 93047 Regensburg

Abstract: In the second half of the 19th century, voluntary associations were inseparable from the lives of the bourgeoisie. Associations offered both a symbolic and a physical space, they were the meeting places of an intellectual, scientific, cultural, and to some extent also political nature. In the frame of Daša Ličen’s research, associations serve as windows into the world of the back-then bourgeoisie, which she describes and analyzes with a historical-anthropological explanatory apparatus. To shed a light on the Triestine associations’ past is however not in itself new. The originality, and thus the challenge, lies in the approach. She unravels Trieste’s bourgeois social and cultural dynamics in a way that presents and interprets the largest commercial center of the Habsburg Empire not as a puzzle of conflicting national entities, but as an arena where class belonging played a key role in the identification processes of the historical actors.

Snacken with Balkans Snacks


February 23, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Landshuter Str. 4, R 319
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