History Department
History Department

IHS Talk: "A Forgotten Sin: Acceptio Personarum and Early Modern Debates on Personal Merit," by Nicole Reinhardt, Durham University UK

Wed, May 3, 2017 | GAR 4.100

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Nicole Reinhardt is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History at Durham University, United Kingdom. Her book, Voices of Conscience: Royal Confessors and Political Counsel in Seventeenth-Century Spain and France, on the concept of "royal conscience" in the seventeenth century, will be published by Oxford University Press in October 2016, and she joins the Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin as a visiting Fellow in spring 2017. Dr. Reinhardt studied History and Romance Languages at the universities of Heidelberg, Coimbra, and Freiburg i.Br. She holds a Ph.D. in History and Civilization from the European University Institute in Florence. Before taking up the post at Durham University in 2009 she taught early modern history at the universities of Rostock and Lyon 2 and worked as a DAAD-Lecturer at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris.

Dr. Reinhardt's talk, "A Forgotten Sin: Acceptio Personarum and Early Modern Debates on Personal Merit," looks at how early modern theologians engaged with the moral problem of office distribution and personal preference as an element of state-building.

Read more about Professor Reinhardt's work at:
https://www.dur.ac.uk/history/staff/profiles/?id=7669

To RSVP to attend, please email cmeador@austin.utexas.edu.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the History Dept.; Center for European Studies

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