"In this conference, we saw Queen Maria Carolina of Naples-Sicily as a prism, or more precisely as an intersection of overlapping crossovers that enables us to contextualise broadly defined social, economic, and political developments of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. This crossover was to be analysed both vertically – through social hierarchies – as well as horizontally across geographic regions throughout Europe in this period. In this context, Maria Carolina of Naples-Sicily served as a primary starting point and as a model for wider considerations of rulership, gender, societal change, familial status, and political participation as well as geopolitical shifts and dynastic integration and competition." says Dr. Ellinor Forster about the event.
Dr. Forster works at the Department of History and European Ethnology at the University of Innsbruck and co-organized the conference. BritInn was pleased to contribute with a fund.
Read the full report by Dr. Forster here:
Conference „Gender, Society, and Networks between 1750 and 1820: Maria Carolina of Naples-Sicily, a Prism of her Times?“, 8th/9th September 2022