The Society organises regular conferences on major topics in court studies and on particular aspects of court culture. Often held at locations of historical interest, the Society’s conferences combine papers from scholars, writers and research students, and always present ground-breaking research.

Society Conference

Animals at Court
Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
8-10 December 2016

The German branch of the Society for Court Studies will be hosting an international conference on ‘Animals at Court’ on 8-10 December 2016 at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. The conference aims to provide the first serious analysis of the role of animals at court between 1400 and 1918, from livestock and game to pets and exotic creatures. It will also address the significance of animals in royal symbolism. Papers will be given in German, English and French. For more information and for guidance about submitting proposals, please click here.

European Court Culture & Greenwich Palace, 1500-1750: Queen’s House Conference 2017
National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House, Greenwich
20-22 April 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich and the Society for Court Studies are holding a major international conference on the 20-22 April 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary year of the Queen’s House, Greenwich. For more details and to submit a proposal, please click here: - call for papers (deadline 1 December 2016

Past Conferences

For a list of past conferences organised by the Society for Court Studies, click here.