'The court is on earth an ymage infernall’

Life at the European Courts 1300-1600

Friday 2 March 2007

Royal Holloway, University of London

11 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RA


Conference Schedule

9.30 Registration

10.00 Introduction

10.05 Panel 1 – Royalty and Remembrance
Chair - Jessica Lutkin

  • Three Kings: Royal Commemoration at Windsor and Westminster 1471-1515 - Kelcey Lee (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Charity at the Court of Henry VII - Chris Fox (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • A Reassessment of the Wall Painting in the Sainte-Chapelle at Châteaudun - Melena Hope (Courtauld Institute)
  • Abandoning the court. Sovereignty and abdication in early modern European culture - Italo Marconi (University of Naples 'Federico II')

  • 11.45 Tea/coffee

    12.05 Panel 2 – Fashion
    Chair - Jill Harrison

  • The fashion of hats in the court of Ferdinando I dei Medici - Chia-hua Yeh (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Purple Locks and the Beard of Judas: Towards a history of Tudor Hair - Edward Wilson (Cambridge University)

  • 13.00 Lunch

    14.00 Panel 3 – Gifts and exchanges
    Chair – Catherine Fletcher

  • 'Artichokes, peas and flowers': food as gifts in the 16th- century Italian court - Sarah Bercusson (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • A European source for a sixteenth-century Mughal hunting picture in the Victoria and Albert Museum - Adeela Qureshi (Oxford University)

    14.50 Panel 4 – Courtiers
    Chair – Catherine Fletcher

  • A 'Florentine Gentleman': the Courtier Bernardo Vecchietti (1514-1590) - Rachel King (Manchester University)
  • The Artist and the Duke. Barocci's Self-Portrait as a Narrative of Friendship - Chris Bondy (Courtauld Institute)

  • 15.40 Tea/coffee

    16.00 Panel 5 – Spectacle
    Chair - Jill Harrison

  • Relationship Between the Performer and the Stage Picture in the Stuart Masque - Agnieszka Kolodziejska (University of Gdansk)
  • 'Terrestrial Thunder': Fireworks and the English Court 1660-1697 - Elaine Tierney (V&A/Sussex University)

  • 16.45 Round-table discussion

    17.30 Close and drinks