An annual programme of seminars is run by the Society for Court Studies in which new work in the field is presented and discussed. These take place in London on weekday evenings, at 6 p.m. at New York University, 6 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3RA, room 102. Refreshments, including wine, are served.

The seminars are free (except the guest lecture) and open to everyone. For further details, please contact the Seminar Secretaries, Jo Tinworth () and Nicola Clark (). Historians interested in giving a seminar paper to the Society should contact the Seminar Secretaries as well.

If you would like to know more about our past seminars, please visit the Archives.

Members of the society do not need to book in advance. If you are not a member, please register your interest using the booking link next to the relevant seminar paper.

Forthcoming Seminars, 2018 / 2019

Monday 21 January 2019, 6pm

Dr Mikołaj Getka-Kenig, Jagiellonian University ‘Monarchical Representation in the Russian-dominated Kingdom of Poland (1815-1915)’

Monday 11 February 2019, 6pm

Dr Philip Woods, New York University, ‘Leaving the Viceroy’s House? Representations of Lord Mountbatten as last Viceroy and first Governor-General of India’

Monday 11 March 2019, 6pm

Emily Burns, National Gallery ‘Collecting royal goods in London during the Commonwealth’

Monday 15 April 2019, 6pm

Liesbeth Geevers, Lund University ‘Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy-Oneglia/Filiberto de Austria: nephews and cousins as members of the wider Spanish-Habsburg dynasty’

June 2019


Monday 23 September 2019, 6pm

Dr Tom Stammers, Durham University,‘Philippe, comte de Paris and the Orléans in Exile: Politics, Empire and Collecting after 1848’

Monday 14 October 2019, 6pm

Abby Armstrong, Canterbury Christ Church University ‘The Daughters of Henry III (1216-1272)’

Monday 11 November 2019, 6pm

Estelle Paranque, New College of the Humanities ‘Elizabeth I of England and the French rulers after St Bartholomew Massacre’

Monday 2 December 2019, 6pm

Heidi Mehrkins, University of Aberdeen ‘Royal heirs as patrons of the arts and sciences in 19th-century European monarchies’