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from 19/06/2015 to 20/06/2015Re-enactment200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo
On 18, 19, 20 and 21st June 2015, thousands of spectators and re-enactors will gather in Belgium to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. For more information, sign up or visit the official bicentenary website.
from 18/06/2015 to 19/06/2015Talk‘A war of no common description’ – an international conference on the 19th century receptions of the Battle of Waterloo
18 – 19 June 2015, Brussels The Centre for Reception Studies at the KU Leuven (University of Leuven) is organising a conference on the transnational receptions of the Battle of Waterloo in the 19th century which proposes to reconsider the Battle and its cultural implications. Papers will be based in the wider discplines of literary […]
from 18/06/2015 to 20/06/2015Theatrical EventA DAMN’D CLOSE-RUN THING!
An Improbable Posthumous Encounter between the Emperor Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington staged by members of Petersfield Theatre Group in the Festival Hall, Petersfield on Thursday 18 June at 6.30 p.m. before a Waterloo Day concert by The Petersfield Orchestra, and also at Waterlooville Library (UK) 19 and 20 June. Langue(s) : English
from 17/06/2015 to 20/06/2015Re-enactmentThe Ride of the Lions – Waterloo 200
The Ride of the Lions proposes a cycling re-enactment of the message of victory sent by Wellington from the battlefield back to the East India Club in London. Two hundred years ago Major Percy was entrusted by the Duke of Wellington to take his written notice of victory (his Dispatch) from Waterloo by horse and carriage to […]
from 12/06/2015 to 19/09/2015TalkTwo conferences at the Bomann-Museum, Celle: ‘Waterloo Revisited’ and ‘Die Schlacht von Waterloo 1815 und die deutschen Truppen’
The Bomann-Museum Celle is holding two conferences to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo: 'Waterloo Revisited' looks at new areas of research on the famous battle, from individual players to memorial culture today. Speakers include German and British historians, curators and military experts. See here for the conference programme. Date and location: 12-13 June 2015 in the […]
from 10/06/2015 to 11/06/2015TalkInternational congress Brussels 10-11 June “From Battlefield to Drawing Room: textile and (military) fashion around 1815”
Some 30 prestigious speakers from Saint Petersburg, Paris, London, Versailles, Vienna, Warsaw, Stockholm or New York, as well as numerous Belgian specialists will share their research on June 10 and 11. Collaborators from the finest fashion, textile and army museums of 12 countries will look into the situation “in the drawing room and on the […]
from 08/06/2015 to 09/06/2015Talk"Talleyrand, l’indispensble"
The French association “Les Amis de Talleyrand” are planning a two-day conference called “Talleyrand, the indispensable” in June to mark the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna. It will include talks by renowned historians including Emmanuel de Waresquiel, Thierry Lentz and Jean Tulard. Watch this space for more details as they become available! Full program and inscription form here […]
from 04/06/2015 to 29/08/2015Theatrical EventNapoleon and Waterloo
The Théâtre Royal de Toone's traditional Brussels puppet theatre is putting on “Napoleon and Waterloo” written by TOONE VII, a parody on the hero's history, ending in Waterloo after the fight for Corsican independence, meeting Josephine, the Directory, the Egyptian campaign, the Consulate, the Consecration, his marriage to Marie-Louise, and finally, the ultimate confrontation. Like […]
30/05/2015Theatrical Event"Uthal" Opera by Mehul (concert version)
Etienne-Nicolas Mehul (1763-1817) Uthal, opera in one act. Libretto by Jacques-Benjamin-Maximilien Bins de Saint-Victor after James MacphersonPremiered at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 17 May 1806. “On 17th May 1806, the Opéra Comique gave the first performance of Uthal, a curious opera by Méhul, marked by an exceptional romantic atmosphere, on a libretto inspired by Ossian”. Lionel de La Laurencie did not […]
29/05/2015Talk‘Repression, reform and new order in the age of revolutions: the consequences of the Vienna Congress for Western Europe’
Inaugural lecture by Thierry Lentz in French (10th June at 8pm at the Musée d'histoire de la ville de Luxembourg ) and 11-12 June International conference held at the Neimënster. What aspects of the international order established at the Vienna Congress were meant to avoid conflicts within the system of European powers? What other served to suppress any […]