Calendar of the Francke Foundations

Early Modern Educational Architectures. The »School Town« of the Francke Foundations in International and Interdisciplinary Perspective

International and Interdisciplinary Conference

A copperplate engraving in Johann Friedrich Penthner's »Bürgerliche Baukunst« (1745) shows a putto opening a model of the Halle orphanage and looking out of the window at the original.

An exceptional educational institution of the 18th century was the Glauchaschen Anstalten, today's Francke Foundations in Halle in Brandenburg-Prussia. Here, young people were educated and trained regardless of their origin, social status and gender. The underlying Pietist educational concept can still be seen in the preserved buildings of the foundations, which are still used for educational purposes today. But how exceptional were the foundations in an overarching, comparative and international perspective?

If one looks at the research, one gets the impression that there are a large number of local studies on the history of school construction before 1800, which, however, have so far stood unconnected to each other - especially in an international perspective. However, there are hardly any comprehensive or comparative studies on school buildings and educational architecture in the early modern period.So how can a comparative architectural history of school buildings and educational spaces be conceived on the basis of social, cultural, religious and pedagogical history?

Based on these observations and questions, the international conference will address educational architecture of the early modern period in theory and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective. At the same time, the aim is to establish an international working context on the topic that links fruitful and differentiated research in various countries.

Registration is requested by 10 October 2022 under grunewald(at)francke-halle.de.

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Highlights

Wege nach Weihnachten

20. December 2022

Eine musikalische Reisebegleitung zum Weihnachtsfest

Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248

08. January 2023

The wind ruffles the hair of the nine singers of the Stadtsingechor, who are standing in a row in their choirboy clothes in the Linde courtyard of the Francke Foundations.

Kantaten IV bis VI

Healing body and soul. Medicine and Hygiene in the 18th Century

02. May - 17. October 2021

[Translate to Englisch:] Das Kinderkrankenhaus auf dem Gelände der Stiftungen

In 1721, the foundation stone for the children's hospital in Germany was laid at the Francke Foundations. The 300th anniversary of this event is the occasion for the annual...

  

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Events

Early Modern Educational Architectures. The »School Town« of the Francke Foundations in International and Interdisciplinary Perspective

International and Interdisciplinary Conference

A copperplate engraving in Johann Friedrich Penthner's »Bürgerliche Baukunst« (1745) shows a putto opening a model of the Halle orphanage and looking out of the window at the original.

An exceptional educational institution of the 18th century was the Glauchaschen Anstalten, today's Francke Foundations in Halle in Brandenburg-Prussia. Here, young people were educated and trained regardless of their origin, social status and gender. The underlying Pietist educational concept can still be seen in the preserved buildings of the foundations, which are still used for educational purposes today. But how exceptional were the foundations in an overarching, comparative and international perspective?

If one looks at the research, one gets the impression that there are a large number of local studies on the history of school construction before 1800, which, however, have so far stood unconnected to each other - especially in an international perspective. However, there are hardly any comprehensive or comparative studies on school buildings and educational architecture in the early modern period.So how can a comparative architectural history of school buildings and educational spaces be conceived on the basis of social, cultural, religious and pedagogical history?

Based on these observations and questions, the international conference will address educational architecture of the early modern period in theory and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective. At the same time, the aim is to establish an international working context on the topic that links fruitful and differentiated research in various countries.

Registration is requested by 10 October 2022 under grunewald(at)francke-halle.de.

To the programme.

 

Exhibitions

Die Macht der Emotionen

Jahresausstellung für junge Menschen

Detail
19. March 2022 - 05. February 2023

Francke in Transition

Join us in designing the new exhibition on the founder of the foundation!

Detail
11. September 2022 - 10. September 2024Haus 28

Die Macht der Gefühle. Deutschland 19/19

Wanderausstellung zum Jahresthema

Detail
06. October 2022 - 05. February 2023House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Die Wiedmann-Bibel

in der Cansteinschen Bibelanstalt, der ersten Bibelanstalt der Welt

Detail
10. November 2022 - 19. March 2023House 52

»Gott erbarme sich der bedrängten Böhmen«

300 Jahre Böhmischer Bibeldruck in Halle

Detail
18. November 2022 - 10. April 2023Haus 22

Historisches Waisenhaus

Ein Schloss für die Bildung

Detail
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Kunst- und Naturalienkammer

3000 Wunder der Welt

Detail
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Kulissenbibliothek

»Eine der besten Bibliotheken der Zeit«

Detail
Haus 22

Pietismus-Cabinet

Strength of the word

Detail
House 1 - Historic Orphanage

Tour through the Cultural Monument

300 Years of Education in a Unique Architectural Landscape

Detail

Waisenhaus-Cabinet

World change through human change

Detail
House 1 - Historic Orphanage