Representing the Tudors: An interdisciplinary conference 10-11 July 2015

Held at the University of South Wales, this conference brings 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.


The programme


Highlights include discussions about Wolf Hall, the Showtime TV series The Tudors, the Les Tudors exhibition in Paris,  and the Tudors in historical fiction. 
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Book your place


Registration is now open. To book for the conference please complete the booking form below. Accommodation is offered in the University Halls of Residence on campus. You can book accommodation for one or two nights and there are discounted rates for unwaged/postgraduate students.

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Keynote speakers


Keynote speakers include Dr Jerome de Groot, Dr Charlotte Bolland, Dr Cécile Maisonneuve and the authors Vanora Bennett, Suzannah Dunn and Elizabeth Fremantle.

Free public event with authors Suzannah Dunn, Vanora Bennet and Elizabeth Fremantle




Historical novelists Vanora Bennett, Suzannah Dunn and Elizabeth Fremantle talk about and read from their books. This lecture is open to non-conference attendees. Friday 10 July 6.30pm, Moot Court, Treforest Campus. Places are free but limited. 
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