Symposium – Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World

This three-day international symposium, which will take place at Hampton Court Palace and associated sites on 7-9 July 2014, will bring together eminent academicians and museum scholars to examine themes pertinent to exhibitions which will open in 2017 at the YCBA and in London.

Queen Charlotte
Image: Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
Image: Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014 – See more at: http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/WhatsOn/hcpenlightenedprincesses#sthash.jsK6Bmef.dpuf

The exhibitions will explore the roles played by Queen Caroline of Ansbach; Augusta, Princess of Wales; and Queen Charlotte in the promotion of the arts and sciences in 18th century Britain. The princesses’ individual and collective interests in art, botany and gardens, natural philosophy and medicine, and the education of their children will be examined within a dramatically changing social, political and technological milieu, as well as their roles in the encouragement of the British enlightenment.

The symposium is timed to take advantage of the period when various London institutions will be commemorating the anniversary of the Hanoverian Succession, to contribute in a major way to the general public discourse around that event.

The programme will include two full days of lectures, themed panels, and special tours and events, followed by a day devoted to tours of two sites important in the lives of these royal women, Kew Palace and its gardens, and Kensington Palace.

The fee for attending the conference is £100. Reductions are available for a limited number of students on application to the conference organizer. Please contact the conference organiser at ycba.research@yale.edu with any questions.

For more details see: http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/WhatsOn/hcpenlightenedprincesses

This three-day international symposium, which will take place at Hampton Court Palace and associated sites, will bring together eminent academicians and museum scholars to examine themes pertinent to exhibitions which will open in 2017 at the YCBA and in London.

The exhibitions will explore the roles played by Queen Caroline of Ansbach; Augusta, Princess of Wales; and Queen Charlotte in the promotion of the arts and sciences in 18th century Britain. The princesses’ individual and collective interests in art, botany and gardens, natural philosophy and medicine, and the education of their children will be examined within a dramatically changing social, political and technological milieu, as well as their roles in the encouragement of the British enlightenment.

The symposium is timed to take advantage of the period when various London institutions will be commemorating the anniversary of the Hanoverian Succession, to contribute in a major way to the general public discourse around that event.

– See more at: http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/WhatsOn/hcpenlightenedprincesses#sthash.jsK6Bmef.dpuf

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