The Queen Elizabeth I Society will meet during the South-Central Renaissance Conference to be held April 11-13, 2019 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The QEIS seeks short, cogent talks on matters Elizabethan. We welcome work on history, literature, art, queenship, or other topics related to Elizabeth I and her reign.
An online abstract submission form is available at https://sites.psu.edu/scrc.Click on “Submission Portal.” Be sure to check the box directing your abstract to the QEIS. The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to December 31, 2018.
Conference attendees may now submit abstracts for the 2018 QEIS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. See our CFP page for more details.
Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Europe for the British Museum, discusses miniature portraits of Elizabeth I in jewelry. More of her thoughts on depictions of Elizabeth I can be found at http://blog.britishmuseum.org/her-majestys-picture-circulating-a-likeness-of-elizabeth-i/.
The Seventeenth Century’s latest Virtual Special Issue, with free access, is ‘Early Modern Women in Public and in Private’, and it is available via http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/ah/rsev-virtual-special-issue.
There are 16 articles in this VSI, and an additional 10 articles for ‘Further Reading’. The latter group have also been given free access, but only through the VSI page on the link above.
Thanks to Richard Maber, Editor of The Seventeenth Century, and Brandie Siegfried, for the notice.
The Folger Shakespeare Library has published on Folgerpedia Marion Colthorpe's "The Elizabethan Court Day by Day," a record of where the Queen was each day throughout her reign. It is available through Folgerpedia at http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/The_Elizabethan_Court_Day_by_Day.
Thanks to Jane Lawson for bringing this to our attention.
Dear QEIS Members:
To those of you who were able to join us at the SCRC in Austin, thank you for making the conference an especially fine one. For those of you unable to join us, paper abstracts can be found on the SCRC website (www.scrc.us.com). Please do have a look at the impressive array of work that was presented last month.
The Drake Awards for graduate student travel were given to Angela Bolen and Andrea Nichols. Angela’s paper “Cousin to the Queen, Claimant to the Throne, and Royal Prisoner: Arbella Stuart’s Posthumous Image,” and Andrea’s paper “‘We should think her a Devil’: Adnett Garrett’s Reading of Queens in the Chronicles of the Kings of England” were chosen by the QEIS Board as the strongest papers submitted for the award.
The Agnes Strickland Prizes for the best papers delivered at the conference went to one junior and one senior scholar. The junior scholar prize was awarded to Angela Bolen for her talk on Arbella Stuart. The senior scholar prize was awarded to Catherine Loomis for her talk “‘As mild and gentle as the cradle babe / Dying’: Royal Condolences in Early Modern England.” The Strickland Prize is chosen by a committee of previous winners.
Minutes from our annual business meeting will be distributed under separate cover, but news of note includes the location of next year’s conference—Atlanta, Georgia—and a special reason to celebrate next year—out 15th anniversary. We are hoping to mark this occasion with a casual dinner for all QEIS members before the Queen’s Revels at next year’s conference.
Please remember to visit our Facebook page, and to add comments there should you have publications or calls for papers to announce, or other news to share with us. As always, please let me know if you have questions about the QEIS. I hope to see you all in Atlanta next spring if not before.
Very truly yours,
We have extended the deadline for the Drake Award (graduate student travel to the SCRC) and Strickland Prize (best paper delivered at the QEIS sessions of the SCRC) until March 21, 2017. Conference participants who would like to be considered for these awards should send completed paper to firstname.lastname@example.org by that date.
An altar cloth found at a church in Herfordshire appears to be taken from a garment worn by Elizabeth I in the Rainbow Portrait at Hatfield House. Details can be found here.
The deadline for abstract submissions for the 2017 Annual Meeting has been extended to December 31, 2016. Please see our CFP page for more details.
The Queen Elizabeth I Society aims to bring together scholars interested in the Queen and in the intellectual, artistic, cultural, and religious life of her court so that we can share ideas, develop professional friendships, and work together on collaborative projects. We welcome specialists in art, history, literature, music, politics, philosophy, and all other relevant fields.
The 2017 Queen Elizabeth I Society Annual Meeting will be held at The University of Texas at Austin, April 20 – 22, in conjunction with the South Central Renaissance Conference. Abstracts must be submitted by December 15, 2016. See our Call for Papers page for more information.