Symposia and Study Days


In conjunction with the research programme “Court identities and the myth of Versailles in Europe: perception, adherence and rejection (18th-19th century)” led by the Centre de recherche since 2017.
_ At the end of the feudal age, the royal and princely courts represented a European phenomenon in terms of political, social and cultural content: monopolisation of power for the benefit of a single figure, gathering of a group of individuals around a sovereign and their family (princes, (...)

This international symposium is a collaboration between the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles (CRCV), the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid (URJC), and the Universiteit Utrecht (UU).
_ In order to promote and consolidate their power, the European rulers have built and extended their presence through multiple “Royal Sites” from the end of the Middle Ages onwards. Nevertheless, if building and expanding the presence of the prince have been very important in the development and (...)

In connection with the scientific collaboration between Centre de recherche du château de Versailles and Guerlain, as part of the thesis “The privileged perfumers, suppliers of the court of Versailles (17th-18th centuries)” (2018-2021) led by Alice Camus.
Summary A culmination of knowledge and practices documented since Antiquity, perfumery (the art and process of making perfume) has a rich and complex history, many aspects of which remain to be explored, because its historiography is still (...)

The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies, University of Copenhagen, and Centre de recherche du château de Versailles cordially invite submissions to our joint symposium Conspicuous Privacy: Charity in Versailles under Louis XIV.
Subject Charity has always played an important role in the Judeo-Christian tradition. The Bible commands the rich to pay attention to the needs of the poor and help, but it also teaches that those who give should be discreet, not flaunt (...)

As part of the research programme “The Garde-Meubles of Europe”, the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles and the Centro studi del Consorzio delle residenze reali sabaude (Turin) are organising an international symposium. Scheduled for October 2019, this symposium will be held in Paris for two days.
_ The history of the Garde-Meuble or “great wardrobes” in Europe remains to be written. While such institutions appear to have stood at the very heart of artistic and ceremonial life (...)

In 1993, to mark the three-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Roger de Bussy-Rabutin, the CMR 17, under the leadership of Roger Duchêne, devoted its annual conference to the subject of exile; in 2018, on the fourth-hundred anniversary of his birth, the Société des amis de Bussy-Rabutin and the Centre de recherches sur l’Europe Classique de Bordeaux (E.A. 4593 CLARE) have chosen the theme of return from exile for the study day to be held at the Palace of Versailles with the support of the (...)

Second international symposium on the theme “The medals of Louis XIV and their book” organised by the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles and the University of Le Havre, from 24 to 26 May 2018 at the Palace of Versailles.
_ The international symposium Les médailles de Louis XIV et leur livre, organised by the University of Le Havre, the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) Department of Coins, Medals and Antiques, and the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres on the three (...)

The Centre de recherche du château de Versailles, the Établissement public du château de Versailles and the Network of European Royal Residences organize a symposium as part of the research programme EPICO - in collaboration with the International Committee for Historic House Museums (DEMHIST).
Subject The objective of this conference is to provide a fresh insight into the preventive conservation of collections exhibited in historic houses by presenting various methods to evaluate (...)

The Centre de recherche du château de Versailles has launched a research programme entitled “Foreigners at the Bourbon Court of France (1594-1789). Integration, Transfers, Suspicion” with Jean-François Dubost, Professor at the Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne, as scientific coordinator, and organised in collaboration with the Centre’s partners.
The programme aims to examine the different types of foreign presence at the French court, and in so doing, to establish a cross-disciplinary (...)

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