Deep Space LIVE: Merchants, Maidservants, Emperors

Picture Credit: Archive of the City of Linz


Deep Space LIVE: Merchants, Maidservants, Emperors

Date: THU February 27, 2014, 8 PM-9 PM
Price: 3 € per person or valid museum ticket
Language: German only
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What was life like in Linz between 1500 and 1800? When was the imperial court in Linz and how was it celebrated here? What goods were offered in the markets and who traded them? With contemporary pictures and plans, as well as present photographs from Linz, the historian Dr. Cathrin Hermann from the Archives of the City of Linz presents a vivid picture of the city in the early modern period. Historical reports provide additional insights into the former everyday life.


“The greatest dangers to documents was generally – in addition to water, fire, and military conflicts – the destruction by sorting out documents because lack of space. In Linz we lost by a large-scale shredding in the 1820s a large part of the archives from the Middle Ages.”
Furthermore the historican Cathrin Hermann talks in the interview on the Ars Electronica Blog about how she deals with such historic sources scientifically.

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