Conference Programme
Monarchy in Turmoil: Princes, Courts, and Politics in Revolution and Restoration, 1780-1830

Wednesday 18 May 2022 - Friday 20 May 2022

Gravensteen, Pieterskerkhof 6, 2311 SR Leiden

Wednesday 18 May

12.15 - 13.00 Registration

 

13.00 - 13.30 Jeroen Duindam: Opening and Introduction: Monarchy in Turmoil

Courtiers and Politics: Setting the Scene

Chair: Dries Raeymaekers

13.30 - 14.15  Nigel Aston, Managing monarchy in a time of turbulence: Lord Salisbury as Lord Chamberlain at the

court of George III (1783-1804)

14.15 - 15.00  Leonhard Horowski, "Wir haben kein Gouvernement". Ministers, aristocrats and the problem of

central government in Prussia (1786-1822)

 

15.00 - 15.25  Break: coffee & tea

 

15.25 - 16.10  William Godsey, Courtiers and High Politics in the Habsburg Monarchy in the Revolutionary and

Napoleonic Era (1792-1815)

16.10 - 16.55  Philip Mansel, Powers behind the Throne: French Courtiers and Politics, from Talleyrand to Jules de

Polignac (1804-1830)

 

17.00 - 17.30  General Discussion

Discussant: Maarten Prak

 

18.00              Indonesian buffet (Surakarta) in the Leiden History Institute (Doelensteeg 16)

 

Thursday 19 May

 

The Dawn of a New Era?

Chair: Edwina Hagen

 9.30 - 10.15   Kristine Dyrmann, Political Sociability and Women’s Agency at the Danish Court (1784-1797)

10.15 - 11.00  Fabian Persson, Personal Power in Personal Rule: Female Courtiers in Sweden 1770 to 1830

 

11.00 - 11.25  Break: coffee & tea

 

11.25 - 12.10  Quinten Somsen, ‘When the great and little ones suppress each other in the antechamber’: the

Court in a Republican and ‘Monarchical’ setting (c. 1780-1806)

 

12.15 - 13.30  Lunch

 

13.30 - 14.15  Damien Tricoire, An aristocratic fronde?: The “machine d’Orléans” and the origins of the French

Revolution (1788-1789)

14.15 - 15.00  Maria Sofia Mormile, From Turin to Britain: The "sacrée coterie" of the comte d'Artois between

personal challenge and political isolation (1789-1807)

 

15.00 - 15.25  Break: coffee & tea

 

The Napoleonic Challenge: Revolution from Above or no Revolution at all?

Chair: Joris Oddens

 

15.25 - 16.10  Vincent Haegele, Joseph Bonaparte and the royal households of Naples and Spain (1806-1813)

16.10 - 16.55  Monika Wienfort, Dynastic Family Members and Politics in Prussia (1800-1830)

17.00 - 17.30  General Discussion

Discussant: Martijn van der Burg

 

19.00               Conference Dinner: Het Prentenkabinet

Friday 20 May

 

Quest for Legitimacy in an Age of Parliamentary and Constitutional Reform (1)

Chair: Frank Sterkenburgh

 9.15 - 10.00  Paul Seaward, ‘Levées in the morning, circles in the evening, dinners and what not': the

management of parliament and the soft power of the late Hanoverian monarchy (1820 to 1837)

10.00 - 10.45  Joost Welten, King William I of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands as a patron (1813-1830)

 

10.45- 11.10  Break: coffee & tea

 

11.10 - 11.55  Mikołaj Getka-Kenig, The Royal Court and the Politics of Monarchical Image in Romanov Poland

(1815-1830)

 

11.55 - 13.00  Lunch

 

Quest for Legitimacy in an Age of Parliamentary and Constitutional Reform (2)

Chair: Diederik Smit

13.00 - 13.45  Thibaut Trétout, 'Entre Chambres et antichambres': the political dimension of the French court

during the (second) Restauration (1815-1830)

13.45 - 14.30  Charles-Éloi Vial, Charles X and his Court: Politics and Fidelity during the July Revolution (1830)

14.30 - 15.15  Heidi Mehrkens, The Diamond Duke and his Court: Competing for Power in the Duchy of Brunswick

(1815-1830)

 

15.15 - 15.30  Break: coffee & tea

 

15.30 - 16.00 General Discussion.

Discussant: Jeroen Koch

16.00 - 17.00  Round table: brief statements by Maarten Prak and Heidi Mehrkens followed by discussion

 

17.00              Jeroen Duindam: closing statement, end of conference