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

18 April 2016

Dr Samantha Howard, Historic Royal Palaces
‘The matchless Graces’ of her mind: The cultural patronage of Augusta, queen in waiting, regent and princess dowager

16 May 2016

Joint event with the IHR Tudor and Stuart seminar
Professor Jeroen Duindam, University of Leiden, Holland
A global view of the royal court: redistribution, power, and the question of agency
NB: This seminar will be held at Senate House, University of London, at 5.15pm. Room to be confirmed.

12 September 2016

Dr Stephen Brogan, Royal Holloway, University of London
‘The king touches you, God heals you’. Comparing the royal touch ceremonies of 17th-century England and France

17 October 2016

Dr Jonathan Spangler, Manchester Metropolitan University
Raising the spare: Four Monsieurs at the French court, 1574–1795

14 November 2016

Dr Jacqueline Riding, Birkbeck, University of London
‘His little hour of royalty’: Prince Charles Edward Stuart at the palace of Holyroodhouse

5 December 2016

Professor Sara Smart, University of Exeter
The Brandenburg court of the Hohenzollerns