The COVID-19 pandemic forced the original schedule of his visit to be delayed, but fortunately Dr. Singerton was able to travel to Cambridge and work on his project "New Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Habsburg History".
The goal of his research visit was to present a paper at the Cambridge New Habsburg History seminar run by Prof. Joachim Whaley, Dr. William O’Reilly, and Dr. Janine Maegraith. "The network exists as a forum to facilitate the cutting-edge research on the history of the Habsburg monarchy and is frequented by a strong cadre of central European and German historians at Cambridge" says Singerton. He explained that his paper focused on a novel approach to the history of the Habsburg Monarchy via the effects of the American Revolution.
Dr. Singerton also held a talk on "The Importance of the American Revolution for the Habsburg Monarchy" at the University of Cambridge. In this talk, he argued that the Revolution’s significant lay not only in its widespread influence within central Europe but also in its invitation to recast Habsburg history from a wider, transatlantic and even global dimension.
The paper as well as his talk were well received with fruitful discussions occurring during and after the seminar.
BritInn was pleased to support Dr. Singerton's research visit and is looking foward to the International conference hosted at the University of Innsbruck in May 2022, where Habsburg history will be reconceptualized from a global perspective and Dr. O'Reilly as well as other members of his team will be in attendance.
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