Portrait of James I

1595–1606: New Perspectives on Regime Change

Fri., Jan. 11, 2019 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Rothenberg Hall
Event Notes: 
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The death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603 marked not only the succession of James VI of Scotland to the English throne but also a change of dynasty from Tudor to Stuart. This conference explains how, in a world of weak bureaucracy that depended on the willingness of powerful people to govern, a change of dynasty influenced the governance of the realm.

Conference Schedule


9 a.m. - Registration & Coffee

9:30 a.m. - Welcome: Steve Hindle (The Huntington)

Opening Remarks: Norman Jones (Utah State University)
Paulina Kewes (University of Oxford)

10 a.m. - Session 1: What Changes When a Regime Changes? 
Moderator: Steve Hindle

Paulina Kewes
Regime Change: A Transnational Perspective

Norman Jones
Regime Change: An Internal Perspective

12 p.m. - Lunch

1 p.m. - Session 2: Confusions and Opportunities

Moderator: Lori Anne Ferrell (Claremont Graduate University)

Susan Doran (University of Oxford)
A Jagged Transition: The Accession of James I

Paul E. J. Hammer (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Regime Change and the Legacy of the Earl of Essex

3 p.m. - Break

3:30 p.m. - Session 3: Rethinking the State 

Moderator: David Cressy (Ohio State University)

Ioannis E. Evrigenis (Tufts University)
The Transformation of Sovereignty: Bodin, Gentili, and Grotius between James VI and James I

David Chan Smith (Wilfred Laurier University)
Regime Change and the Cycle of Compromise and Corruption


9:30 a.m. - Registration & Coffee

10 a.m. - Session 4: Britain in the Making? 
Moderator: Thomas Cogswell (University of California, Riverside)

Roger Mason (University of St. Andrews)
Regime Change, 1595-1606: The View from Scotland

Jenna M. Schultz (University of St. Thomas)
Regime Change, 1595-1605: Unification and Discord in the Borderlands

12 p.m. - Lunch

1 p.m. - Session 5: Re-Negotiating Abroad

Moderator: Peter Mancall (University of Southern California)

R. Malcolm Smuts (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
James VI and I, Henry IV and the Dutch: A Study in Diplomatic Equivocation

Aysha Pollnitz (Rice University)
Peace with Spain in 1604: A Sea Change in the Atlantic?

3 p.m. - Break

3:30 p.m. - Session 6: Intellectual Culture and Politics: Conceptualizing Regime Change
Moderator: Mary Robertson (The Huntington)

Nicholas Popper (College of William and Mary)
Antiquarianism and the Jacobean Regime

Robert Frost (University of Aberdeen)
Although the king dies, authority does not perish: Commonwealth, Political Union, and Regime Change, 15471707

5:30 p.m. - Concluding Remarks: Norman Jones and Paulina Kewes

Funding provided by The Huntington's William French Smith Endowment and The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute