Friday, 23 March 2018


29-31 March 2018 - Sorbonne University

International Conference: Servir le prince, server la République en temps de guerre civile dans l’Europe des XVIe-XVIIe siècles
Eric Durot: “ 'I do love the contrari part and the Religion both' : des agents écossais très spéciaux au début des guerres de Religion

Thursday, 22 March 2018

22-24 March 2018  New Orleans

The 2018 Renaissance Society of America Conference
Eric Durot: “A French Renaissance Dream: the Franco-British Empire of the Valois
(Panel: Catholic Empires, Real and Planned, with Giada Pizoni and Violet Soen)

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

12 March 2018 – Alliance Française de York - Monthly Talk, 7.30pm

Eric Durot: “Traduire et imprimer les pamphlets calvinistes français dans l’Angleterre d’Elizabeth I”
Durant les guerres de Religion, de très nombreux pamphlets furent imprimés en France. Beaucoup d'entre eux, écrits par des calvinistes, furent immédiatement traduits à Londres et disséminés en Angleterre : nous présentons l’organisation de ce travail et les enjeux politiques pour le royaume d'Elizabeth I.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Transnational Approaches to the French Wars of Religion

Fri 6 & Sat 7 (until 1pm) July 2018, York

with: Megan Armstrong (McMaster U.), Rosanne Baars (U. of Amsterdam),
Sara Beam (U. of Victoria), Stuart Carroll (U. of York), Eric Durot (U. of York),
Mark Greengrass (U. of Sheffield), Mack Holt (George Mason U.), Lana Martysheva (Paris-Sorbonne U.), Estelle Paranque (New College of the Humanities), Penny Roberts (Warwick U.), Violet Soen (U. of Leuven), Jonas van Tol (Leiden U.)

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

21 February 2018 – University of York, Crems Seminar, 5.30pm
Eric Durot: “The outbreak of the French Wars of Religion: the Anglo-Scottish dimension”

Saturday, 6 January 2018

New Year’s resolutions for 2018:

An article about Scottish Agents between France, England and Scotland at the turn of 1560
This paper participates in the rethinking of the outbreak of the Wars of Religion at the turn of 1560. Fitting with recent studies about diplomacy and networks in Early Modern Europe, it focuses on important Scottish 'agents', principally Borthwick, Clark, Cockburn and Stuart. These valuable Scots were triple agents, letter bearers, diplomats and men of confidence for France, England and Scotland. Their activities reveal the complex Franco-British history in mid-16th century Europe in a state of flux. As early Protestant warriors of God, they directly contributed to both the outbreak of the French Wars of Religion and the Anglo-Scottish rapprochement. Their careers, their motivations as well as those of the princes who employed them, are analysed here.

Publication of Conference Proceedings in 2018-19:
* by ‘Revue de l’Est’: Marie de Lorraine-Guise. Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine, Europe. 500 ans
* by ‘Etudes Epistémè’ (online): Mary of Guise as a conduit between Lorraine, France and Scotland
* by ‘Classiques Garnier’: Sediciones y revueltas en la reflexión política de la Europa moderna / Séditions et révoltes dans la réflexion politique de l’Europe Moderne
* by ‘Brepols’: Sedition: Subversive and Controversial Literature in Europe, 1500-1700

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Exhibition "England and the French Wars of Religion" (at York Minster Library) is now online!

Hope you will feel like reading these pamphlets.