International Barock Summer Courses

Einsiedeln with its abbey, one of the most important Baroque ensembles in Switzerland, is doubtless a most suitable venue for Baroque studies.  Since 2000 an annual five-day study course has taken place each summer, particularly dedicated to fostering exchange and interaction between emerging and established scholars, and thereby dealing with a framing topic (such as “Baroque and Modern,” “Migration,” “Baroque and Gothic,” “Baroque and Movement,” and others).  The Baroque is thus treated as a model for problems of interconnectivity and complexity.  The intended approach, confronting history and theory with interdisciplinary contemporary modes of investigation, aims to guide participants to new scholarly insights and understandings. 

  1. Universalismusvorstellungen im Barock [July 15–22, 2000]
  2. Barock und Moderne [July 14–21, 2001]
  3. Migration [July 14–19, 2002]
  4. Barock und Gotik [July 13–18, 2003]
  5. Barock und Religion [July 11–15, 2004]
  6. Wissensformen [July 10–14, 2005]
  7. Architekt und / versus Baumeister [July 9–13, 2006]
  8. Heilige Landschaft – Heilige Berge [July 8–12, 2007]
  9. Barock / Bewegung [June 29– July 3, 2008]
  10. Barock / Licht, Farbe [June 28 – July 2, 2009]
  11. Barock / Ornament [June 27 – July 1, 2010]
  12. Barock / Körperlichkeit [June 26–30, 2011]
  13. Barock / Affekt & Wirkung [June 24–28, 2012]
  14. Die Barocke Stadt [June 23–27, 2013]
  15. Baroque and Neobaroque in the Spanish and Portuguese World (June 16–20, 2014)
  16. Barock / Klassik (21. – 25. Juni 2015)
  17. Inszenierung der Heiligen (26. – 30. Juni 2016)
  18. Ornamentum (25. – 29. Juni 2017)