CFP: Fashion, Celebrity, and Cultures of the Georgian Court (Deadline: 2 December 2022)

Call for Proposals: Fashion, Celebrity, and Cultures of the Georgian Court - Crown to Court Conference

Kensington Palace, London

5 - 6 September 2023

Organisers: Polly Putnam (HRP), Claudia Acott Williams (HRP), Hannah Greig (University of York)

The symposium will provide an opportunity to focus on all aspects of Georgian court culture, and the organisers would welcome proposals for papers of 20 minutes on the following themes and related topics:

Dress and undress (including court dress, uniform, other forms of fashion, the toilette and the dressing room)

The west end and royal life (including palaces, town houses, shops, services, transport)

The court made public (including news, gossip, scandal)

Material culture of the court (including objects associated with colonies and empire, luxury goods, ephemeral objects, interiors and exteriors)

Events and entertainments (court balls, drawing rooms, dancing, music, fireworks, commemorations and public holidays)

Bodies and gesture (the clothed body, embodied sociability, gesture and unspoken communication)

Royal households (courtiers, servants, supplies and provisioning)

Diverse pasts (non-European courtiers and visitors, legacies of empire)

Georgian celebrity (within or beyond the court; power of celebrity; Georgian ‘red carpet’ moments)

Opposition courts and new republics (political or social opposition groups; countercultures; subaltern communities; international revolution and republics)

In order to submit a proposal for a 20-minute paper, please send a paper synopsis of no more than 300 words and a short biography of no more than 100 words to by 2 December 2023. We welcome proposals from researchers and students at all stages of their career.

For the full CFP, download the PDF below:

C2C Symposium CfP
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