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Our Mission

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 have created a global, web-based community to share ideas, research, publications, notices about conferences and events and assist in the development of collaborative research projects. Together we have created a forum for research in the area of royal studies - through the Kings & Queens conference series, in our collaborative publishing projects and the Royal Studies Journal and on our social media outlets. All of these activities help us share and develop research in our vibrant and developing field.


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, 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 through our members directory, via Twitter, Instagram, our Facebook group page, and our quarterly newsletter - whichever way that you would prefer to connect with us. Click on the 'Membership' tab above to access the membership form and add your name and research interests to the network. We want to help forge connections between scholars with complementary interests. 

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