Parliament, Peoples, and Power 1603-1800

AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AT YALE UNIVERSITY

New Haven and Farmington, Connecticut | April 7-9, 2005

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THURSDAY, APRIL 7
   
Parliaments: Parliaments and Analogous Institutions;
Aspects of the Institution;
Theory and Practice
Session I: Beinecke Library
Chair: Maija Jansson, Director, Yale Center for Parliamentary History
 9:00-9:35 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Maija Jansson
 9:40-10:15 The Unrepresentable French
David Bell, Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
10:20-10:55 Parliament and the Idea of Accountability in Post-Restoration England
Paul Seaward, Director, History of Parliament Trust, London
   
10:55-11:20 Coffee break
   
11:25-12:00 Exclusiveness, Traditionalism, and Aristocratic Magnificence: Noble Corporations and Estates in German Ecclesiastical Principalities in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Ronald G. Asch, Professor of History, University of Freiburg
12:00-12:20 Commentator: Olga Dimitrieva, Senior Lecturer in the History of the Middle Ages, Moscow State University
   
Session II: Beinecke Library
Chair: Frank Turner, Director, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and John Hay Whitney Professor of History, Yale University
2:15-2:50 Traditions of Consensual Governance in the Construction of Authority in the Early Modern European Empires in the Americas
Jack P. Greene, Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
2:55-3:30 Politics, Representation, and the Estates in Early Modern Scotland
Keith M. Brown, Professor of Scottish History and Director of the Scottish Editions of Parliamentary Papers, University of St. Andrews
   
3:35-4:00 Coffee break
   
4:00-4:35 Repression and Representation: Political Culture in Early Modern Scandinavia
Knud J. V. Jesperson, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
4:40-5:00 Commentator: Robert Zaller, Professor of History, Drexel University
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
 
Free day for conference attendees to explore Yale University, its collections, and New Haven; closed discussion sessions for the conference speakers and commentators.
Peoples: Images—Public and Private, Pictorial and Verbal—of English, French, and Scottish Parliamentary Institutions and Social Responses to Them
   
Session I:

Because of Constraints of Space, This Session is Limited to Conference Speakers and Commentators Only:

The Lewis Walpole Library, Farmington
Chair, Margaret K. Powell, Librarian, The Lewis Walpole Library
Boroughmongering and Biography: James Boswell and the Earl of Lonsdale
Gordon Turnbull, General Editor, Yale Boswell Edition
The Representation of the People in Eighteenth-Century Britain
H.T. Dickinson, Professor of History, University of Edinburgh

Session II:

Because of Constraints of Space, This Session is Limited to Conference Speakers and Commentators Only:

Yale Center for British Art
YCBA staff

5:30-6:30

Open to All Conference Attendees:

Public Keynote Lecture: Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall
Art Claims Liberty: Democracy and the Greek Ideal in the Later Enlightenment
William Vaughan, Professor of the History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London

6:30-7:30

Open to All Conference Attendees:

Public Reception at the Yale Center for British Art

 
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
   
Power: Sovereignty and the Place of Parliament
(Cortes, Assembly) within the State;
The Nature and Social Aspects of its Business;
Implications of Power in Location, Architecture, and Design
Session I: Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall
Chair: Frank Prochaska, Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer in History, Yale University
9:30-10:05 Power, Politics, and Parliament in Seventeenth-Century Ireland
Jane Ohlmeyer, Professor of Modern History, Trinity College,
University of Dublin ��
10:10-10:45 Governing a Colony pas comme les autres: the Dilemmas of Unplanned Conquest
Ramsay Cook, General Editor, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto
10:45-11:10 Coffee break
11:15-11:50 Monarchy, Cities, and Cortes in Castile (1590­1664)
José Ignacio Fortea, Professor of Modern History, University of Cantabria
12:00-12:20 Commentator: Ian Gentles, Professor of History, York University, Toronto
Session II: Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall
Chair: Keith Wrightson, Randolph W. Townsend Jr. Professor of History, Yale University
1:45-2:20 The Places of Government in Habsburg Madrid: Architecture and Urbanism
Jesús R. Escobar, Associate Professor of Art History, Fairfield University�
2:25-3:00
Summation and Conclusion
Steven Pincus, Associate Professor of British History, University of Chicago
 

Sessions on Thursday, April 7, will take place at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL). On Friday, April 8, there will be a free day for conference attendees to explore Yale University’s premier research collections; concurrently, conference speakers and commentators will attend closed discussion sessions at The Lewis Walpole Library (LWL) and the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA). Sessions on Saturday, April 9, will take place at the YCBA.

Registration is free, but required for planning purposes.  To register for the conference, kindly complete the web registration form on this web site.

For further information, please contact:
John-Abert Moseley, Senior Administrative Assistant
The Lewis Walpole Library
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 677-6369
john-albert.moseley@yale.edu