‘The Court Observer’ is the official blog of the Society for Court Studies. Founded in September 1995, the Society is the leading international academic society for the examination of royal and princely courts and households from antiquity to the present. The Society has become an integral part of the study of the past from multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary and international perspectives.

The Society has over 300 members internationally, working in the fields of music, literature and gender studies, as well as political, social, diplomatic, intellectual, art, architectural and landscape history. These members range from doctoral and early career researchers, to established and independent academics. 

The purpose of this blog is to showcase new and innovative research in the field, from both members and non-members. Posts will be based on original research, presented in a shorter, more accessible format than a traditional journal article. This format will be particularly suitable for works-in-progress, sharing research problems or obstacles, or posts based on conference papers. As well as our usual academic readership, we also intend that this shorter, open access format will enable school teachers and university tutors to utilise our blog posts in their curricula, as accessible and academically credible readings.

If you’re interested in writing a blog post, please check under the ‘Contributors’ menu tab to see whether we have an active call for papers. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch via email, europe@courtstudies.org  with ‘Blog’ in the subject line. 


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