Saturday, 1 October 2016

New Perspectives on the Auld Alliance: 
Scotland, France and their neighbours in the Early Modern Period
21-22 June 2016, The University of Kent, Canterbury - Amy Blakeway
Conference programme:
9-9.30: registration
9.30-11: Panel 1: 1: Translation and Identity
Bryony Coombs, University of Edinburgh: 'Creating Identities: Scots Patronage of the Visual Arts in France 1490-1530'.
Jamie Reid-Baxter, University of Glasgow: ‘King David, Charles IX and James VI as tyrants: Beza, Belleau, Melville and the Miserere’.
Astrid Stilma, Canterbury Christ Church University, 'Confessions and Meditations: Translating Scottish Protestant Politics in the Low Countries and France'
11.-11.30: Coffee
11.30-1: Panel 2: War and Identity
Graeme Millen, University of St Andrews: 'Fighting an 'Auld Ally': The Scots-Dutch Brigade during the Franco-Dutch War, 1672-1678'
Luca Fois, Università Bocconi, Milano: 'Strangers in a Strange Land: Scottish troops and community in Milan during the Italian Wars'
Eric Durot, Université de la Sorbonne: 'The Auld Alliance and the Franco-Scottish Wars of Religion'
1-2: Lunch
2-3.30: Panel 3: 1560 and Beyond
Siobhan Talbott, Keele University: 'Surviving the 'chill blast of Protestantism': The Franco-Scottish Auld Alliance, 1560-1713'
David Potter, Emeritus, University of Kent: 'The splendours and miseries of a French ambassador: Paul de Foix and the British Isles, 1562-66'
Violetta Trofimova, Independent scholar, St. Petersburg, Russia: 'Three generations of Haddington family and France'
3.30-4: Coffee
4-5.30: Panel 4: Alternatives to France
Simon Egan, University College Cork: 'Scotland’s second ‘auld’ alliance? The O’Donnells of Tyrconnell and the Stewart monarchy, c.1450-1541'
Laura Crombie, University of York: 'Lions United? Diplomatic relations between Scotland and the Burgundian Low Countries, c.1384-1500'
Silke Muylaert, University of Kent: 'A Protestant intermediary between Scotland and the Continent: The Stranger Churches in England'
5.45-6.45: Keynote lecture, Professor Steve Murdoch, University of St Andrews: 'The Auld Alliance and the French intervention in the Thirty Years' War, 1630-1648'
6.45-7.15: Wine reception, sponsored by the University of Kent's Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
7.15: Taxis to central Canterbury; 7.30pm: Dinner
Day 2; 22 June
8.45-9.15 am: Coffee
9.15-10.45: Panel  5: The Rough Wooings and their aftermath: the apotheosis of the 'auld alliance'?
Aysha Pollnitz, Grinnell College: 'Learning on the job? Mary, Queen of Scots in France and Scotland'
Annette Bachstaadt, Université de Rheims: 'Marie of Guise-Lorraine and the end of the auld alliance'
Amy Blakeway, University of Kent: 'Believing the auld enemy? French understandings of the history of the British Isles'
10.45-11.15: Coffee
11.15-12: Roundtable Discussion: where next for studies of the auld alliance, and concluding remarks
12: Conference concludes.

This conference is generously funded by the University of Kent's Humanities Faculty Research Fund and the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies