Marrying Cultures. Queens Consort and European identities, 1500-1800

Project: Research

Layman's description

In this research project, we will examine the role of consorts in early modern Europe with special reference to cultural transfer, influence and integration.

HERA Joint Research Programme – Cultural Encounters 2013-2016

Beginning in October 2013, a total of 18 projects will be funded in a programme entitled “Cultural Encounters” supported by EU partner countries. The HERA programme gives individual scholars from different countries and disciplines the opportunity to co-operate in an interdisciplinary project. The project “Marrying Cultures” will be led by Professor Dr. Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly (Oxford). The other principal investigators in the research group are: Professor Svante Norrhem (Lund), PD Dr. Almut Bues (Warschau) und Dr. Jill Bepler (Wolfenbüttel). The project will also include a post-doc researcher in both the UK and Sweden (Dr. Adam Morton and Dr Elise Dermineur) and a doctoral student in Wolfenbüttel and Warsaw. Over the next three years, the research group will examine case studies of the cultural transfer associated with dynastic marriages in Europe, primarily Northern Europe, in the early modern period. This work will include research on material objects and collections and the group will be working closely with experts from museums and libraries. In the course of the project exhibitions and programmes for schools will make new findings accessible to a broader public.

The main Lund project will concentrate on Lovisa Ulrika of Sweden (1720-1782).
Effective start/end date2013/01/012016/12/31


Related research output

Svante Norrhem & Bepler, J., 2018 Sep 1, Telling Objects: Contextualizing the role of the consort in early modern Europe. Bepler, J. & Norrhem, S. (eds.). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, p. 9-16 (Wolfenbütteler Forschungen; vol. 153).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Svante Norrhem (ed.) & Bepler, J. (ed.), 2018 Sep 1, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 269 p. (Wolfenbütteler Forschungen; vol. 153)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Svante Norrhem, 2017 Mar 15, Frictions and Failures: Cultural Encounters in Crisis. Bues, A. (ed.). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, p. 67-77 10 p. (Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau; vol. 34).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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Related activities

Norrhem, S. (Organiser)
2016 Sep 142016 Sep 16

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of workshop/ seminar/ course

Norrhem, S. (Invited speaker)
2016 Apr 212016 Apr 23

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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