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

01-OCT-10 – 30-SEP-12

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.