Conference and Workshops

Within the framework of the project we conducted two workshops (October 17-18, 2014 and November 6-7, 2015) and an international conference (April 17-18, 2015). The first working meeting was devoted to establishing a vocabulary for description and a common conceptual framework of research, which brought intellectual cohesion to our individual research projects and to the final outcome of the project. The aim of the second gathering was the presentation of the results of the individual research projects and discussion on the book’s content. Both workshops were conducted in the presence of leading experts in the field.

The conference The Anatomy of Political Bodies was conceived as an interdisciplinary platform intended to bring together early career researchers (PhD students and recent PhD holders) dealing with various aspects of political bodies in the pre-modern and contemporary world. We welcomed contributions focusing on the mechanisms which lead to emergence, consolidation and contestation of political bodies in different sociocultural, geographical and chronological contexts and shared the results of our individual studies. The conference booklet with extended abstracts can be downloaded below.

The Rex nunquam moritur team also co-organised the seminar Rhetoric, the Public Square and Political Theology from the Middle Ages to Early Modernity, followed by a keynote lecture by Prof. Torrance Kirby, which was held at the Centre for the Study of the Reformation and Intellectual Culture in Early Modern Europe of the Faculty “Artes Liberales”. Its programme included presentations by three members of our team: Wojciech Kozłowski, Paweł Figurski and Emilia Olechnowicz who discussed several key issues of their research within the Rex nunquam moritur project.