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Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective Research Hub – Seminar Series 2022

The Modern Monarchies in Global Perspectives Research Hub will be hosting a series of online seminars. Join us as experts tackle key issues in the research of modern monarchies.


‘a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and constancy’: Elizabeth II and British Twentieth-Century State Visits in Perspective

Dr Falko Schnicke | Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Queen Elizabeth II is regarded as the most well-travelled monarch in history, representing the UK in almost every country in the world. However, the link between monarchy and foreign representation was not always a given in the form in which she lived it, but is the result of a historical development since the mid-nineteenth century. The lecture will trace the broad lines of this development from Queen Victoria through King Edward VII, George V and George VI to Elizabeth II. It combines royal history with the history of British foreign policy and twentieth-century political history to explore the different influence and impact on UK diplomacy of British monarchs. Ultimately, there is an attempt to take stock of the late Elizabeth II’s reign in terms of foreign policy.

Dr Falko Schnicke has been Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) since 2020. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute London (UK) and at the University of Hamburg (Germany). He works on European and international history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with research interests in the history of foreign policy in the Cold War, monarchy in modern societies, postcolonial history/history of decolonisation, gender and body history, history of knowledge and universities, history of climate change and environmental history, and history of biography. He has published widely on these topics. Click here for more information


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Feature image credit: Image: The unveiling of a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by artist Miriam Escofet (left) with Simon McDonald, permanent under-secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs and head of the Diplomatic Service. Photograph: Foreign and Commonwealth Office


Dec 08 2022


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Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective Research Hub

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