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Representing Monarchy in Britain and Ireland, 1649-1714

Dr Julie Farguson (University of Oxford) and Dr Elaine Tierney (Paul Mellon Centre/Research Department, V&A)

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 from 10:00 to 18:00 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

Representing Monarchy in Britain and Ireland, 1649-1714

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This one-day symposium brings together historians of art, design and literature, alongside social and cultural historians, to interrogate the full range of strategies used to represent monarchy in Britain from 1649-1714.

Reflecting our interests in literary, visual and material cultures, the day includes a special display of works from the Museum’s collection of c17th and c18th prints.

The event is open to all with an interest in the period and is generously supported by the V&A/RCA Programme in History of Design. 


Programme

10.15: Registration

10.45: Opening remarks (Dr Julie Farguson and Dr Elaine Tierney)

11.00: Session 1
Writing the royal image at moments of succession, 1660-1702

Chair: Dr Jason Peacey, UCL

Anna-Marie Linnell (Exeter) – The return of the Queen: the problem of Henrietta Maria at the 1660 succession

Dr John West (Exeter) – Pindaric odes and the 1685 succession

Joseph Hone (Oxford) – Pious mother, warrior queen: war panegyric and the succession of Anne

 

12.30: Lunch

13.30: Session 2:
From court to street: the public reception of royal propaganda

Chair: Professor Andrew Spicer, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Angela McShane (V&A/RCA) – Wooden idols: imaging monarchy from the street

Dr Catriona Murray (Edinburgh) – An Inflammatory Match? Public Anxiety and Political Assurance at the Wedding of William III and Mary II

Dr Elaine Tierney (Paul Mellon Centre/V&A) – Fanning the flames: fireworks, bonfires and representations of royal power in late seventeenth-century London

15.00: coffee/tea

From 15.15: Special display of prints from the V&A’s Collection (kindly selected by Frances Rankine, curator, Word and Image, V&A, with the assistance of Hermione Berendt and Dario Zorza)

16.00: Session 3
Art and politics: the royal consort, 1660-1714

Chair: Dr Helen Jacobsen, The Wallace Collection

Dr Julie Farguson (Oxford) – War, dynastic politics and royal portraiture: the artistic patronage of George of Denmark as prince consort, 1702–1708

Naomi Lebens (Courtauld) – Catherine of Braganza: a Portuguese princess in print

Dr Sophie Carney (Roehampton) – Restoration Queen’s House: nostalgic decoration and the culture of dowager-queenship at the courts of Henrietta Maria, 1660–1669

 

17.30: Closing remarks and discussion

 

18.00: Drinks at the V&A

 



Cost: free (places strictly limited)

Registration: please bring your paper ticket to register at the event

Location: Seminar Room A, Research Department, V&A, London, SW7 2RL

Directions to Seminar A:

Please enter the V&A via the Grand Entrance on Cromwell Road, and walk past the main information desk in the Grand Entrance then straight through the main shop area. As you exit the shop, take a left into the Hintze Sculpture Galleries and then take the first right through the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Gallery (Buddhist sculpture), towards the main V&A Cafe. Once you reach the Ceramic Staircase (opposite the Cafe) please walk to the very top landing (level 5), and ring the buzzer on the left hand side (marked Research Department).

Do you have questions about Representing Monarchy in Britain and Ireland, 1649-1714? Contact Dr Julie Farguson (University of Oxford) and Dr Elaine Tierney (Paul Mellon Centre/Research Department, V&A)

When & Where


Seminar Room A
Research Department
Victoria and Albert Museum<br />
SW7 2RL London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 from 10:00 to 18:00 (BST)


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Dr Julie Farguson (University of Oxford) and Dr Elaine Tierney (Paul Mellon Centre/Research Department, V&A)

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