Conference: Power and Architecture: Residences of Monarchs and Seats of State Authorities in Europe – Forms and Functions

9-11 April 2014

Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland

This conference is planned to mark the inauguration of the European Residences Project (PRE), devoted to the seats of monarchs and central authorities in Europe, which will comprise annual academic sessions, a cycle of publications and an internet portal. The conference will analyse the connections between different royal residences in Europe, as well as their functions and their roles in the public display of power, from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.


Martine Boiteux (l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociale)
Fernando Checa Cremades (University Complutense of Madrid)
Vytautas Dolinskas (Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania)
Fabian Persson (University College of Kalmar)
Dries Raeymaekers (University of Antwerp)
Gerard Sabatier (Centre de recherche du château de Versailles)
Alexander Lavrentiev (Stroganov Moscow State University Arts and Industry)
Elizabeth Tiller (Dresden University of Technology)
Giles Waterfield (Royal Collection Studies)
Juliusz Chroscicki (Jagiellonian University)
Stanislaw Mossakowski (Polish Academy of Science)
Tadeusz Zuchowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)
Waldemar Baraniewski (Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw)
Jolanta Choinska-Mika (Warsaw University)
Malgorzata Karpinska (Warsaw University)
Piotr Majewski (National Institute of Museums and Collection Protection)
Joanna Paprocka-Gajek (Muzeum Palace in Wilanow)


Anna Czarniecka (Royal Castle in Warsaw)
Przemyslaw Deles (Royal Castle in Warsaw)