SwissBritNet

  • Conferences
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  • 2024 SAMEMES Conference in Basel "Medieval and Early Modern Swiss-British Relations"

    The eighth biennial conference of the Swiss Association for Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (SAMEMES) will be hosted at the English Seminar of the University of Basel on Sept 4-6, f2024.

    2023 SwissBritNet Kick-Off-Conference

    On October 6-7, 2023, the SwissBritNet team, project partners and critical friends met in Basel to launch the project officially. Researchers, teachers and students discussed texts, databases and technical issues.

    2026 Exhibition at Basel University Library 2026

    In spring 2026, Basel University Library will host an exhibition curated by the Basel SwissBritNet team. Records, books, letters and material artefacts from the rich collections of Basel University Library will document the experience of travellers, scholars, chaplains and other Swiss anglophiles in the 17th and 18th century. The Basel scholar Johann Jacob Frey will feature prominently since his correspondence with English churchmen, aristocrats, antiquaries and scholars presents a singular testimony to the close confessional, political and scholarly entanglement of early modern Anglo-Swiss exchange.

    Global Information History Workshop

    Philippe Bernhard Schmid (Basel), Yuval Givon (Harvard) and Anja-Silvia Goeing (Harvard) are organizing an online peer seminar which meets once a month, co-hosted by the University of Basel, Harvard University, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Zurich.

    2024 Seminar on travel writing

    This spring semester, Ina Habermann is teaching a seminar "Current Research in Early Modern Travel Writing" at the English Seminar in Basel.

    2025 Seminar on information networks in Early Modern Europe

    Philippe Bernhard Schmid will teach a seminar on "Information in Early Modern Europe" at the English Seminar and the Department of History in Basel.

    2026 Exhibition at Basel University Library 2026

    In spring 2026, Basel University Library will host an exhibition curated by the Basel SwissBritNet team. Records, books, letters and material artefacts from the rich collections of Basel University Library will document the experience of travellers, scholars, chaplains and other Swiss anglophiles in the 17th and 18th century. The Basel scholar Johann Jacob Frey will feature prominently since his correspondence with English churchmen, aristocrats, antiquaries and scholars presents a singular testimony to the close confessional, political and scholarly entanglement of early modern Anglo-Swiss exchange.

    NEWSchmid Philippe Bernhard. "Wrong Move: Johann Conrad Werndly and the Microhistory of Weak Ties."

    Symposium: ‘Agents and Messengers in the Early Modern History of Information’, Global Information History Workshop. Co-hosted by the University of Basel, Harvard University, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Zurich, July 2024.

    NEWAlassi, Sepideh. "Interactive Visualization of Linked Open Data Networks Representing Historical Writings."

    The 9th International Historical Network Research Conference (HNR2024). Lausanne, July 8-10 2024.

    NEWHeeg, Stefanie: "Mapping Anglo-Swiss Travel Writing in the 17th and 18th Century."

    The 9th International Historical Network Research Conference (HNR2024). Lausanne, July 8-10 2024.

    Bardenheuer, Markus. "Ausgegossene Reden. Konfession, Männlichkeit und Geselligkeit in der frühmodernen Eidgenossenschaft."

    Kolloquium Ältere Schweizer Geschichte: "Neue Forschungen zur Älteren Schweizer Geschichte und Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit". Institute of History, University of Bern, 16-17 May 2024.

    Schmid, Philippe Bernhard. "Reisende Sekretäre: Schweizer Geistliche und die Organisation der Aufklärung."

    Kolloquium Ältere Schweizer Geschichte: "Neue Forschungen zur Älteren Schweizer Geschichte und Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit". Institute of History, University of Bern, 16-17 May 2024.

    2022 SwissBritNet at SKILLNET

    In November 2022, Ina Habermann and Lukas Rosenthaler introduced SwissBritNet at the SKILLNET Conference in Utrecht in a paper on "Research-driven data modeling and the development of intelligent queries". Project partner Sepideh Alassi presented the Bernoulli-Euler Online Project (BEOL).