Representing the Tudors: an interdisciplinary conference

Country: United Kingdom

City: Newport

Abstr. due: 09.01.2015

Dates: 10.07.15 — 11.07.15

Area Of Sciences: History and archeology;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: University of South Wales


This conference aims to bring together scholars working in a variety of fields to encourage dialogue between different perspectives and methodologies when engaging with the question of “representing the Tudors.”

The Tudors are more popular now than ever before: appropriations and representations of the Tudor and Elizabethan past are a major part of today’s culture. Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are two of Britain’s most potent cultural icons, manifested for instance in the large number of visitors to historical sites linked to these two famous monarchs, and the number of novels in which they feature. Tudor images, ideas, narratives, adaptations, and re-imaginings are found aplenty in popular culture, literature, the arts, and the media. Their appeal is wide-ranging and varied, manifested among other things in the countless blog and special interest sites devoted to them online, and in the vast number of books published on various aspects of Tudor history and culture.

Call for papers

We invite proposals for papers that consider any aspect of this topic.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

    The Tudors and feminism
    Representations of Tudor women
    The Tudors and literature
    The Tudor Age in contemporary art
    The Tudors in contemporary film and TV
    Representations of the Tudors and adaptation theory
    The Tudors in architecture and design
    Representations of Tudor fashion
    The Tudors and contemporary fan culture
    The Tudors and British tourism
    The Tudors and Wales
    Terrible Tudors and Horrible Histories

Conference Web-Site: