Making connections, alliances, networks, correspondence and comparisons
Registration is now open for Kings & Queens 2: Making Connections.
A key facet of rulership was the creation of connections: military and matrimonial alliances, leveraging dynastic or kinship networks, fostering religious and trading links and using the power of the pen to build relationships through correspondence. Our chosen theme aims to shed light on the importance of these connections between monarchs and encourage fruitful comparisons of rulers from the medieval to the modern periods. We are delighted with the number of excellent paper and panel proposals received which highlight our theme across a wide geographical and temporal context. We anticipate that the conference will generate stimulating discussion, new insights into the study of monarchy and another strong volume of conference proceedings.