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Kingdoms, empire and legacies: assessing the Stuart dynasty and its histories, 1603-2014

A British Academy early career research networking event commemorating the 300th anniversary of the end of the regnant Stuarts

Friday 29 August 2014, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

August 2014 marks the three hundredth anniversary of the end of Stuart rule in the British Isles. This one-day symposium explores the histories and legacies of the Stuart dynasty from the union of the crowns in 1603 until the present day. The focus will be on the Stuart dynasty, rather than seventeenth-century Britain more generally, and particular attention will be paid to the dynastic impetus behind domestic and foreign policy, cultural patronage, and contemporary responses to the dynastic framework of three kingdoms’ politics. The symposium will consider the legacies of the Stuarts in later centuries, in academic writing, popular, elite and political culture. It is intended to offer an inter-disciplinary perspective on the Stuart dynasty, and to consider the histories of the dynasty in its own time, and beyond.

The event will be held in the McCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't' Street, and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.  The final schedule will be available in early August, but the event will run all day and include a wine reception and conference dinner.

All interested parties, especially graduate students and early career scholars, are warmly invited to attend.


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