Our conference, organised as a joint initiative with the State Archives of Turin, will take place from Wednesday 18 September (from 13:30) to Friday 20 September (closing at 13:30) in the auditorium of the State Archive. The topic is:
The Role of Courtly Spectacle in the Politics and Diplomatic Entanglements of the House of Savoy in the Renaissance and Early Modern Periods (1450–1750).
Il ruolo dello spettacolo di corte nelle politiche e nelle relazioni diplomatiche di Casa Savoia dal Rinascimento all’età moderna (1450–1750).
For further details, including a list of speakers and papers, conference registration and details for visitors to Turin, click here.
Professor J. R. (Ronnie) Mulryne (1937–2019)
Dear SEFR Friends and Colleagues
It is with great sadness that we write to let you know that J.R. (Ronnie) Mulryne died on Monday 28 January. He had become increasingly unwell in the past two months and, although he remained mentally alert, his body had become very frail as the cancer had spread and the treatments became more difficult to cope with. He died at home in his sleep. Full obituary here
Published by Routledge, July 2018
The Politics of Water in the Art and Festivals of Medici Florence: from Neptune Fountain to Naumachia.
A monograph by Felicia Else (Gettysburg College).
SEFR CONFERENCE: 30 April and 1 May 2018
Crossing Boundaries: confessional, political and cultural interactions in early modern festivals and diplomatic encounters
Venue: Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
A highly successful conference including excellent contributions by new and early-career as well as established scholars. Invited conference papers will lead in due course to a volume, edited by Richard Morris, in the European Festival Studies 1450-1700 series.
At Press with Routledge: due late 2018
Occasions of State: Early Modern European Festivals and the Negotiation of Power
Edited by J.R. (Ronnie) Mulryne (Warwick), Krista De Jonge (K.U. Leuven), R.L.M. Morris (Cambridge) and Pieter Martens (K.U. Leuven).
Published by Routledge: November 2017
Architectures of Festival in Early Modern Europe: Fashioning and re-fashioning Urban and Courtly Space
Edited by J.R. (Ronnie) Mulryne (Warwick), Krista De Jonge (K.U. Leuven), Pieter Martens (K.U. Leuven) and R.L.M. Morris (Cambridge).