Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Monarchy Symposium Scheduled for September in Germany.

Interdisciplinary Symposium on Monarchy in September

From 26th to 28th of September 2008 there will be in Laufen a symposium with a rich program of scientific lectures, including presentations from Prof. Dr. Reinhard Heydenreuter and Prof. Dr. Karl Freiherr von Aretin and a plenary discussion. This announcement provides information about the symposium along with a call for submission of publications.

Laufen an der Salzach: (MPA) The first Monarchy Forum organized by the German Monarchist Society will be held from 26 through 28 September 2008 in Laufen in Bavaria. The purpose of this conference is to set new courses that promote the interdisciplinary discourse among political sciences, jurisprudence, and historical sciences.

Rich Lectures Program

The symposium begins on Friday evening with a welcome speech by the first governing mayor of Laufen, Mr. Hans Feil. Professor Dr. Karl Otmar Freiherr von Aretin follows immediately with a lecture on the “shipwreck of the Weimar Republic, resistance from 1932-33 in the Bavarian monarchist movement against the NS-regime, and the 1950-52 efforts towards the reintroduction of monarchy.” Dr. Freiherr von Aretin has lectured for many years at the Technical University of Darmstadt in the faculty for social and historical sciences. Dr. Freiherr von Aretin is also the former director of the Institute for European History.

On Saturday morning, Dr. Götz Freiherr von Boyneburg-Lengsfeld-Dornkasch will provide some future insight with his topic “relevance of inherited values for the 21st century.” After lunch, the distinguished jurisprudent and historican Prof. Dr. Reinhard Heydenreuter will talk about the legal status of the nobility after the year 1918.

Plenary Debate and Forecast for the Monarchy Forum 2009

On Sunday before lunch, there will be an opportunity for all participants to discuss and debate before the forum officially closes. Because there will probably be questions that remain unanswered, this debate will likely provide some suggestions for topics for the second Monarchy Forum in 2009.

Call for papers for the MOFO ‘08

As a complement to the lecture program, participants will also have access to scientific papers. For that reason the Monarchy Forum calls also for the submission of related works. Works will be considered only if they meet scientific standards and were sent in by the author(s) themselves. Paper submission closing date is September 5, 2008, at 6pm (CET).

Monarchy Forum Contact

For participant inquiries, for inquiries from the press, or to submit a paper, contact monarchieforum2008[at]googlemail[dot]com.


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