Spanish Royal Geographies in Early Modern Europe and America: Re-thinking the Royal Sites / Geographies of Habsburg Politics and Religion

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (CREMS), University of York,
in collaboration with
The University of Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid (URJC)
IULCE (the University Institute ‘La Corte en Europa’) of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM)

4-5 May 2017

DAY 1 (Thursday 4 May)

15:00–16:15, Berrick Saul Lecture Theatre

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Helen Hills (History of Art Department, University of York), Title TBC

16:15–17:00 – Afternoon Coffee

17:00–18:30 –  Session 1: Castille
Chair: Simon Ditchfield
(Department of History, University of York)

1) José Eloy Hortal Muñoz (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos),
The Political, Social and Cultural Role of Royal Sites at Europe at the Seventeenth Century: The Case of the Spanish Monarchy

2) José Martínez Millán (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid),
Spirituality at the Royal Alcázar of Madrid: The Triumph of Rome

19:30, The Assembly Rooms, ASK Restaurant, Blake Street – Dinner

DAY 2 (Friday 5 May)

10:00–11:15, Berrick Saul Lecture Theatre – Session 2: Catalonia and Portugal
Chair: Mia Rodriguez

3) Ignasi Fernández Terricabras (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona),
Religion and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Catalan Royal Residences and Chapels

4) José Pedro Paiva (Universidade da Coimbra),
Religious Traces of the Presence of an Absent King: Philip II as King of Portugal (1581-98)

11:15–11:45 – Morning Coffee

11:45–13:00 – Session 3: The Habsburg Netherlands

Chair: Cordula van Wyhe (Department of History of Art, University of York)

5) Henar Pizarro Llorente (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas),
The Relevance of Rome at the Shape of the Spirituality at the Royal Convents in the Habsburg Netherlands: Juan Bautista Vives, Ambassador of Isabel Clara Eugenia and Promoter of Propaganda Fide

6) Dagmar Germonprez (University of Antwerp),
Royal Residences and Catholic Restoration in the Habsburg Netherlands: The Archdukes at Mariemont

13:00–14:15 – Lunch

14:15–15:30 – Session 4: Italian Peninsula

Chair: Toby Osborne (Durham University)

7) Giovanni Muto (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II),
Piety and Spirituality at the Sicilian Royal Residencies of the Seventeenth Century

15:30–16:00 – Afternoon Tea

16:30–17:30 Round-Table Discussion with Prosecco: Book Proposal

Banner image: Nuns in prayer, 18th century decorative azulejos in cloister of Monastery of la Encarnacion, 1611-1616, Osuna, Andalusia, Spain