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.

Forthcoming Seminars

5 December 2016

Professor Sara Smart, University of Exeter
Hohenzollern Brides: Confession, Identity and the Rise of the Brandenburg-Prussia in the Seventeenth Century - booking:

16 January 2017

Prof Steven Gunn, Merton College, University of Oxford
Accidental death and the Life of the Tudor Court - booking:

30 January 2017

Tom Tölle, Princeton University
Royal Frailty and the Problem of Perception: Alexander Stanhope at the Court of Charles II of Spain - booking:

20 February 2017

Dr Sarah Grant, V & A
Paying Court: the politics and patronage of Marie-Antoinette’s favourite, the princesse de Lamballe (1749-1792) - booking:

20 March 2017

Professor Robert Bucholz, Loyola University Chicago
Venality at Court: Some Thoughts on the Sale of Household Office 1660-1800 - booking:

24 April 2017

Dr Natalia Nowakowska, University of Oxford
What Happens When Dynasty Ends? The Jagiellonians, Poland-Lithuania and a Late Sixteenth-Century Crisis

18 September 2017

Dr Milinda Banerjee, Presidency University, Kolkata (India)
Peasant Sovereignty, Royal Authority, and Left Politics: Locating Colonial Tripura’s Court Ceremonies in South Asian and Global History

16 October 2017

Polly Putnam, Historic Royal Palaces
The Consumption and Significance of Chocolate in the Stuart and Early Georgian Court

13 November 2017

Dr Olivia Fryman, Royal Collection Trust
The furnishing of Whitehall Palace, 1660-1688

4 December 2017

Dr Fabian Persson, Linnaeus University
The Courtly Chamaeleon? Change or Perseverance of the Swedish Court from 1750 to 1930