What is the Royal Studies Network?
This academic network is an ideal way to connect with other scholars who are working on monarchal topics in any geographical or temporal context. We are looking to build a global, web-based community to share ideas, research, publications, notices about conferences and events and assist in the development of collaborative research projects.
This network is intended to connect academics and independent scholars whose research interests focus or even just touch on royal themes, including biographical studies, rulership (both male and female), royal courts, relations between monarchs and the aristocracy, palaces, royal patronage, the military role of monarchs, succession, matrimonial politics, diplomacy, the image and representation of monarchs and many more possible topics. We welcome specialists from any discipline including (but not limited to) historians, art historians, literature specialists, archaeologists, political scientists-we hope to generate interdisciplinary connections to generate new ideas and strengthen existing research.
There is no need to pay dues or continually renew your membership and there are many different ways to get connected: through our website, via twitter, our facebook group page and our jiscmail list-whichever way that you would prefer to connect with us. Click on the ‘Join’ button in the sidebar to add your name and research interests to the network to help us make connections between scholars with complementary interests. See the ‘Contact’ section for different ways to get in touch with us including our email addresses, twitter name and instructions for joining the jiscmail list.
We hope to expand this website to include bibliographies, reviews and other information which might be of relevance to our members. We welcome your input-if you have an idea for useful additions to the site and network, please let us know!