Thursday, 8 September 2011

CFP: Kings and Queens: Politics, Power, Patronage and Personalities in Medieval and Early Modern Monarchy

To be held at Corsham Court in conjunction with Bath Spa University on April 19th & 20th, 2012

The institution of Monarchy was absolutely central to the political developments and events of the medieval and Early Modern world. This conference aims to celebrate monarchy in all of its various aspects, from examining the institution itself to assessing the impact of particular monarchs in their own realms and beyond. Historic Corsham Court, located just outside of Bath, is a beautiful and appropriate setting for this conference, with its origins as a summer palace for the Kings of Wessex.

We welcome papers and/or panels on any theme which connects to monarchs or monarchy in any way including (but not limited to):

The relationship between monarchs and consorts
The relationship between monarchs and their subjects
The involvement of monarchs in politics, religion and war
The patronage and representation of monarchs
The monarch and their court

We encourage a multi-disciplinary approach including papers which draw on gender studies, art, military, political and/or cultural history. Graduate students and early career researchers are particularly invited to submit a proposal. We hope to produce a published volume of the papers generated by the conference.

Please submit a proposal of approximately 250 words for a paper OR a panel of three papers to the organizers by October 31, 2011.

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