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 Edward Town (). 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

14 April 2014

Dr Heather Jones, London School of Economics
The Great War and its legacy on George V and Edward VIII

12 May 2014

Dr Manolo Guerci, The University of Kent
The great houses of the Strand: 1550-1650. An overview
NB. To be held jointly with the IHR Tudor and Stuart seminar at the Queen’s House, Greenwich, 6pm.

22 September 2014

Professor Julian Swann, Birkbeck, University of London
Of secrets and supper parties: disgrace and exile at the court of Louis XV

20 October 2014

Dr David Gelber, Independent scholar
An Equatorial Amsterdam: The court of Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen in Brazil, 1637-1644

17 November 2014

Dr Sara Wolfson, Canterbury Christ Church University
Bedchamber women and Henrietta Maria’s foreign policy agenda, 1627-1638

8 December 2014

Dr Claire Gapper, Independent scholar
Court or country? The emergence of decorative plasterwork in sixteenth-century England