Seminars

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

Monday 29 January, 6 pm

Dr Katarzyna Kuras, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Conflicts or cooperation? The world of courtiers of the queen Maria Leszczyńska (1725-1768)

Monday 19 February, 6pm

Dr James Legard, University of Edinburgh, ‘Princely Glory’: The 1st Duke of Marlborough, Court Culture, and the Construction of Blenheim Palace

Monday 12 March, 6 pm

Dr Valerie Schutte, independent scholar, Princess Elizabeth Tudor: Book Dedications and the New Year's Gift Exchange

Monday 16 April, 6 pm

Dr David Parrott, New College, Oxford, Anne of Austria, Mazarin and the French Court in crisis, 1650-1654

Monday 4 June, 6 pm

Joint event with the Institute of Historical Research Tudor and Stuart seminar - location to be confirmed
Dr Samantha Harper, Winchester University, Continuity and Change in the Household of Henry VII and Henry VIII

Monday 17 September, 6 pm

Dr Alden Gregory, Historic Royal Palaces, The Tudor Court under Canvas: Royal Tents and Timber Lodgings, 1509-1603

Monday 15 October, 6 pm

Dr Mandy Richardson, University of Chichester, Hunting, Hounds and Hospitality: Gendered Aspects of the Late Medieval and Early Modern Royal Hunt

Monday 12 November, 6 pm

Professor Peter Barber, King’s College London, George III as a map collector

Monday 3 December, 6 pm

Professor Helen Watanabe O’Kelly, University of Oxford, Catholic Ruler, Protestant People. The Impact of the Reformation on Court and Civic Festivals in Early Modern Europe