Renaissance Royal Weddings and Cultural Production

Event Date: 
25 Apr 2018 to 26 Apr 2018

 

Oxford


Weddings were a key ceremonial, sacramental and political moment in the life of late medieval and early modern royalty – they shaped princely alliances and the royal succession, brought foreign guests and retainers to royal courts, and involved large-scale ecclesiastical and secular display. As such, royal weddings were occasions for varied and intense cultural production. The conference seeks to reconsider cultural output for/about royal weddings which took place between c.1400 and c. 1600, as an important source for contemporary thought about monarchy and ruling families/dynasties. It will study the royal wedding as a nexus of ideas, texts, objects and performances about the Crown. It will ask how the Renaissance itself affected the culture of royal weddings, with its classicising, Italianate focus. The conference welcomes papers from scholars working in Renaissance and neo- Latin literature, art history, court studies, intellectual and political history. Papers on cultural production for royal weddings outside Latin Europe are also warmly welcomed. Please submit 200-500 word abstracts of paper proposals to briony.truscott@history.ox.ac.uk by 1st October, 2017. The Jagiellonians Project is able to cover reasonable travel and accommodation costs for all participants presenting a paper.

Submission date for papers: 
01 Oct 2017
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