Vampirglaube und magia posthuma im Diskurs der Habsburgermonarchie im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert. AbstractsAutoren
IOG Kakanien revisited / Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung / Universität Wien, Wien
Historical sources testify the belief in vampires of bureaucrats, physicians and intellectuals and practices of exhumation and local jurisdiction. The vampire as revenant and blood sucker is a typical figuration of hybridization and the threshold. Diverse discourses meet in this figure without explaining and appropriating it.
The conference on July 2-4, 2009 is dedicated to the transformations of the vampire and historically related figures. Apart from incidents of vampire activities in the Habsburg monarchy esp. the filing, the handed down to us, their representation and interpretation are of interest: records, description and archive stand for a special form of banishing "ghosts" and of the transformation of belief into accessible knowlegde.