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CFC/CFP - Studying Prince Philip: His Life and Legacies in Context (Deadline: 1 November 2021)

CFP: RSJ/RSN Roundtable - Studying Prince Philip: His Life and Legacies in Context


We are seeking proposals for short pieces to form part of a roundtable item to be curated and published in the Royal Studies Journal (proposed publication December 2022 issue). The aim of the item is to provide a combination of bibliographic references and ideas for those new to studying aspects of (particularly modern) monarchy as well as showcasing some of the high-quality academic research going on around modern and contemporary monarchies which is often assumed to be merely an area of popular, frivolous or amateur/enthusiast interest. Prince Philip’s life and role will be used as a starting point or comparative case study to explore key themes and issues in Royal Studies in general and the study of modern monarchy in particular and these themes/issues could be either content or methodology based. Final pieces will each be c.1000-2000 words long and explore Philip’s life, role or legacy within a single particular context. Proposals from scholars at any stage in their career are welcome – potential topics might include

  • Consorts

  • Male consorts

  • Modern/contemporary monarchy

  • Monarchy and retirement

  • Royal funerals

  • Royal portraiture

  • Royal patronage

  • Prince Philip and innovation (eg in science, engineering, architecture, design etc.)

  • Royal interventions and interests in environment and/or agriculture

  • Royal Finances

  • Masculinities

  • Work with youth causes/Duke of Edinburgh Award

  • Prince Philip and the press

  • Royal celebrity

  • The Greek Monarchy

  • The Mountbattens

  • Royal dynastic networks and heritage in 20th/21st century Europe

  • Royalty and the military

  • Philip and/in the Commonwealth

  • Monarchy and the coronavirus pandemic

  • Source materials and methodologies for studying modern monarchy

  • Accessing Archives


Proposals of c.300 words should be sent to RSJ Modern Monarchies Section Editor, Sarah Betts, at skc501@york.ac.uk by 1st November 2021. A PDF of the CFC can be downloaded by clicking the button below.


CFP RSJ Roundtable on Prince Philip pdf
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