|Organizer||Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Memory & Identity (European Research Council funded project )|
25th-26th April, 2018, Oxford
The conference ‘Renaissance Royal Weddings & Cultural Production’ 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 neoLatin literature, art history, court studies, intellectual and political history. Papers on cultural production for royal weddings outside Latin Europe are also warmly welcomed.
This one and a half day conference is organised in connection with an exhibition at the Bodleian Library to mark the 500th anniversary of the wedding of King Sigismund I Jagiellon of Poland and Bona Sforza in Kraków (April 1518). Key artefacts associated with this royal couple are found in Oxford collections. The 1518 wedding was a major cultural and dynastic moment in Renaissance Central Europe, and still endures in Polish collective memory. The conference and exhibition are organised under the auspices of the European Research Council funded project Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Memory & Identity led by Dr Natalia Nowakowska.
Please submit 200-500 word abstracts of paper proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st October, 2017. The Jagiellonians Project is able to cover reasonable travel and accommodation costs for all participants presenting a paper.