Conference Contribution Details
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Färber, Beatrix
"History in Stories: The Irish Past and the Challenges of the Present"
"Scholars from three disciplines – literary studies, TEFL methodology, and history – from three universities – University College Cork, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/Leuven Centre for Irish Studies, and Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg/Irish Studies Würzburg – in three EU countries – Ireland, Belgium, and Germany – will approach Irish 'history in stories' from the vantage point of their national and disciplinary contexts."
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Oral Presentation
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"Carl Gottlob Küttner: In search of an older Ireland" Carl Gottlob Küttner's Briefe aus Irland an seinen Freund, den Herausgeber (Leipzig 1785), contain the first German eyewitness account of early modern Ireland published by a German. Küttner was employed as a traveling tutor by the Earl of Tyrone in 1782, and in the family's service for nearly ten years. Corresponding over two summers with C. G. Schenk in Leipzig, he described his experiences and insights, later agreeing to publish the edited letters in book form. As very little was known bout Ireland in Germany that was not rendered through an English prism, he compiled a complementary section about Irish history and contemporary affairs for his German readers. Following in his footsteps, this paper explores what may be learnt from his insights.
Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung; Department of Foreign Affairs; Universitätsbund Würzburg