Crossing the North Sea: Anna of Denmark, Cultural Transfer, and Transnational Politics (1589-1619)

de Critz the elder, John; Anne of Denmark (1574-1619); National Maritime Museum; Studio of John de Critz c. 1605. Image used with the permission of Royal Museums Greenwich

Date / time
Date(s) - 11 May
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Recent research on the nature of early modern queens consort suggests they could utilise their international dynastic networks and play a significant role in transnational politics. Moving to a new kingdom also facilitated the transfer of ideas and materials from their natal courts to the court that received them, and from their new homes to the place of their birth. The key claim of any transnational approach is its central concern with ‘movements, flows and circulation’. In the context of dynastic marriages, when female consorts often moved from one territory to another, transnationalism encourages us to think about the impact of their migration both at the point of departure and that of arrival.

To mark the 400th anniversary of Anna of Denmark’s death, this one day-conference will take a fresh look at Anna’s contribution to transnational politics and cultural transfer in the context of her dynastic connections in Denmark and other European powers, and her residence in Scotland and England.

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There are a limited number of subsidised places available to graduate students. For more information on this and for any other queries, please contact Julie Farguson:

Location: Ship Street Centre (Jesus College), Ship Street, Oxford OX1 3DA