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, Olivia Fryman () 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

16 March 2015

Dr Catherine Fletcher, The University of Sheffield
Creating a court in 1530s Florence: the material world of Duke Alessandro de’ Medici

11 May 2015

Professor Richard Cust, The University of Birmingham
Charles I and the aristocracy, 1625-1640

1 June 2015

Joint with the IHR Tudor and Stuart seminar
N.B. This seminar will be held at the Queen’s House, Greenwich at 6pm.

Dr Simon Thurley, English Heritage
The early Stuart court at home

21 September 2015

Dr Julie Farguson, University of Oxford
The Stuart-Orange political partnership: Anglo-Dutch kingship and war, 1690-94

12 October 2015

Dr Ellie Woodacre, University of Winchester
Cousins & Queens: Intradynastic diplomacy & dispute in Renaissance Europe

23 November 2015

Virginia Rounding, Independent scholar
The court of the last Tsar, 1896 - 1917

14 December 2015

Dr Mark Bryant, University of Chichester
Romancing the throne: Mme de Maintenon’s journey from secret royal governess to the Sun King’s clandestine consort, 1669-84