7th World Salon: “Better to govern a desert than a country full of heretics”

War, Expulsion, Collective Trauma - Coercive Rule from the Time of Counter-Reform to the Present Day"

23/11/24Saturday, 19:30Duration 2hSeeschloss OrtOrt 1, 4810 Gmunden
Free entry
© Ben Goode


Discussion with: Herfried Münkler (Professor, Institute for Social Sciences at the Humboldt University in Berlin), Peter Huemer (historian)
Rotary Club Gmunden Traunsee (project organiser)

The oppressive forced rule of a Bavarian governor led to an uprising that culminated in the horrors of the Upper Austrian Peasants' War in 1626. Similar events can still be read today from the consequences of the counter-reformation expulsion of that time. Ort Lake Castle, the seat of the governor at the time and close to the decisive battle of Gmunden, is the starting point for discussing the links between ideology and religion as an instrument of power, between regional and world history - moderated by historian Peter Huemer.

World Salon

The World Salon takes up the idea of the historical salon concept as a social meeting place between the public and private spheres, as a place of exchange on topics such as politics, culture and economics. Representatives of communities and experts discuss historical immigration and emigration.
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Seeschloss Ort
Ort 1, 4810 Gmunden