Background and activities

Britta Kägler is Associate Professor in Early Modern History at NTNU. She studied History, German Language and Literature, and Political Science at the University of Eichstätt, the American University (Washington D.C.) and the University of Munich. In 2009 she received her doctorate with a dissertation on “Women at the Early Modern Court in Munich (1651–1756)” turning attention to the role women played at court, whether as consorts, as members of the ducal / electoral family, as noblewomen in their households, or as mistresses. From 2007 until 2010 Britta Kägler was research assistant at the Institut für Bayerische Geschichte (Institute of Bavarian and Regional History / Department of History) at the University of Munich. Her research had particular emphasis on early modern times, though her teaching included both medieval and (early) modern history. From 2010 to 2013 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Rome, and member of the interdisciplinary research project “Musici”. After receiving a research scholarship of the Max Weber Foundation in the second half of 2013, Britta Kägler returned to the University of Munich as a research assistant and senior lecturer before joining the NTNU in 2017 as associate professor for early modern history. Her main research activities are based on court studies, early modern aristocracy, cultural history and histoire croisée. Her current research interest focuses on Central European baroque construction sites in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, centered on economic and social questions.

 

Fields of Interest:

  • Cultural History
  • Early Modern Political Culture
  • Regional Studies
  • Loyalties and Networks
  • Early Modern Migration
  • Court Culture
  • Court Societies and Elites
  • Patronage and Arts
  • Baroque Art and Architecture
  • Early Modern Economy

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Books

  • Kägler, Britta; zur Nieden, Gesa. (2012) "Die schönste Musik zu hören". Europäische Musiker im barocken Rom. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. 2012. ISBN 978-3-534-23904-7.
  • Kägler, Britta. (2011) Frauen am Münchener Hof. 2011. ISBN 9783784730189.

Part of book/report

  • Kägler, Britta. (2018) Zum Verhältnis von Religion und Bildung in der Zeit der Konfessionalisierung. Religion und Bildung: Antipoden oder Weggefährten? Diskurse aus historischer, systematischer und praktischer Sicht.
  • Kägler, Britta. (2018) Zur Arbeitswelt frühneuzeitlicher Baumeister und Freskanten um 1700. Johann Jakob Herkomer. Symposium zum 300. Todestag.
  • Kägler, Britta; Hecht, Michael. (2018) Dynastien und Hochadel: Die anhaltischen Askanier / Die bayerischen Wittelsbacher. Handbuch Landesgeschichte.
  • Kägler, Britta; zur Nieden, Gesa. (2018) Herrscherliche Nähe und Distanz durch Musik und musikalische Praxis an italienisch-katholischen Höfen im deutschsprachigen Raum des 17. Jahrhunderts. Fürst und Fürstin als Künstler. Herrschaftliches Künstlertum zwischen Habitus, Norm und Neigung.
  • Kägler, Britta. (2017) Ein unterschätztes Medium? - Briefe aus dem Frauenzimmer. Bayerns Adel. Mikro- und Makrokosmos aristokratischer Lebensformen..
  • Kägler, Britta. (2017) Serving the Prince as the First Step of Female Careers: The Electoral Court of Munich, c. 1660–1840. Early Professional Women in Northern Europe, c. 1650–1850 (Routledge Research in Early Modern History).
  • Kägler, Britta. (2016) 'Ausländische' Adelsfamilien in Rom um 1700: der Fall Ottoboni im Vergleich. La Fortuna di Roma. Italienische Kantaten und römische Aristokratie um 1700 / Cantate Italiane e aristocrazia Romana intorno il 1700.
  • Kägler, Britta. (2016) Baroque Building Sites. Links between Culture and Economy in 18th-Century Germany. The Language of Continent Allegories in Baroque Central Europe.