Dynamics of Power in Early Modern France Conference, 4 July

A One-Day Conference on 4 July 2009 in Honour of Dr Roger Mettam’ s Contribution to Early Modern French History, at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London.

This conference brings together fifteen leading experts to re-examine the evolution of the Early Modern French State from the Renaissance to the Revolution. It will explore how power functioned in practice & investigate the events, crises & personalities that enabled the state to survive & flourish.

Papers will be presented on varied range of topics including Francis I & the Sixteenth-Century Wars of Religion, propaganda battles, court conflicts & religious controversies under Louis XIII & Louis XIV, gender & judicial issues & practices, social & welfare crises & developments, provincial administration, oppositional forces & international relations.

Speakers include Peter Campbell, Munro Price, William Beik, and Birkbeck’s Julian Swann. The programme is attached and the H-France link is here: http://www.chiuni.ac.uk/history/LatestNews.cfm.

The programme is available here: Dynamics Power Programme

The event is followed by a champagne reception.

£40 Full Rate / £15 Concessionary Student Rate (includes refreshments, lunch & evening drinks reception).

For further information please contact Dr Mark Bryant.