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Important Announcements

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December 2014: Lunch-Colloquium in Salzburg

We are proud to announce that we are invited to the Lunch-Colloquium (“Mittagskolloquium”) at the University of Salzburg! We will cease the chance to present our newest findings concerning (what else?) the Viennese court and its staff!

The Lunch-Colloquium addresses itself mainly towards young historians and brings the chance for scientific conversation

When: December 11th, 2014, 1pm

Where: University of Salzburg, Fachbereich Geschichte, Rudolfskai 42, Room 116.

Topic (will be held in German): Der Wiener Hof im kaiserlichen Hof- und Ehrenkalender zwischen Information und Inszenierung (1711–1806).


June 2014: Workshop “Untertanensuppliken am Reichshofrat” in Graz

On Monday, June 16th and Tuesday, June 17th we participate in a workshop dealing with supplications before the Reichshofrat” in Graz in the era of emperor Rudolf II (1576–1612).

This workshop is organised by the Co-DFG and FWF Research Project “Untertanensuppliken am Reichshofrat” and hosted by Professors Gabriele Haug-Moritz and Sabine Ullmann.

Location: Zentrum für molekulare Biowissenschaften, Humboldtstraße 48, 2. floor, 8010 Graz

Our topic (will be held in German): „Formalisierte Gnade“. Das Supplikationswesen am Wiener Hof im 18. Jahrhundert

Even though we are slightly late for Rudolf´s era, we are happy to participate in this interesting workshop and get in contact with fellow historians.

Here is the program: Untertanensuppliken



April 2014: Conference and Poster Presentation!

From April 23 to April 26 2014 the European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) is taking place in Vienna!

There will also be a special session on court studies!
When? on friday, 25.4.2014 from 2-4 p.m.
Where? in Room 45 in the main building of the University of Vienna (2. floor)

S-11 – ELI21: Elites at Court – Models of Career in Early Modern Times
Hörsaal 45, second floor

Network: Elites and forerunners
Organiser: Martin Scheutz
Chair & Discussant: Katrin Keller
My Hellsing: Everyday Social Politics at the late Eighteenth Century Swedish Royal Court
Britta Kaegler: The Electoral Court in Munich: Serving the Princes as First Step of Early Modern Careers
Irene Kubiska-Scharl: Big Business! The Imperial Court as the Biggest Employer in 18th Century Vienna
Rita Melro: The Service and Décor in the Medieval Palace: Garment and Textiles of the Household of King Dinis of Portugal and King Sancho IV of Castile and Léon (1278-1294)
Michael Pölzl: Seniority versus Skills – Careers at the Viennese Court in the 18th Century between Tradition and Professionalization


Poster Presentation!

From April 23 to 25 2014, the Scientiae Conference is taking place in Vienna. Our project will contribute a poster! The posters will be shown on all three days in the hall of the Juridicum in Vienna!

Here the very interesting conference program!

And here is our Poster


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Our latest publication is now available!

Irene Kubiska-Scharl – Michael Pölzl: Die Karrieren des Wiener Hofpersonals 1711–1765. Eine Darstellung anhand der Hofkalender und Hofparteienprotokolle (Career paths of the Viennese Court staff 1711–1765. A portray based on the Hofkalender and Hofparteienprotokolle). (Forschungen und Beiträge zur Wiener Stadtgeschichte, Band 58), Innsbruck – Wien – Bozen 2013.

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In our first monograph (published in 2013), we present 230 pages of introduction and analysis + 518 pages of court staff lists from 1711–1765, ordered systematically (based on the order in the Hof- und Ehrenkalender) and alphabetically (based on the family names). The final lists (from 1711 to 1806) will be presented by the end of our project on this website.

With numerous colored and b/w illustrations

ISBN: 978-3-7065-5324-7, 756 pages

price: EUR 58,90, available for order at the Studienverlag

free of charge for members of  the „Verein für Geschichte der Stadt Wien“


the back cover text:

This volume is centered around the mostly middle class employees of the Viennese court in the times of Emperor Karl VI (Charles VI) and Maria Theresia. Between 1711 and 1765 the princely court employed about 4.000 men and women at numerous offices. This makes the Viennese Court one of the largest and most stable employers.
The authors systematically studied career paths of various men and women at court – mostly based on the Hofkalender and the Hofparteienprotokolle – and analyzed them in view of various social-historical issues. This volume gives insight into the beginning of court service, promotions and advancements but also pension plans for court officers, their widows and orphans.


vom 14. April 2014