Aristocratic women in the corridors of power. Gender, sexual morality and the public sphere in Vienna and London, 1814/15-1848.

01 October 2010 → 30 September 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
media history social history gender history history of sexuality diplomacy German English French 19th Century Central Europe Western Europe Gender History
Project description

This project’s research question is to what extent an increasing media coverage made aristocratic women conform to middle-class sexual morality and consequently led to their exclusion from politics. It will compare the use of sexual morality as a political weapon in ‘liberal’ London and in Vienna with its strict censorship laws from an inner and outer perspective.