Workshop: Images of Power

Tue Feb 27 2024 at 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm

National Library of Scotland | Edinburgh

National Library of Scotland
Publisher/HostNational Library of Scotland
Workshop: Images of Power
This interactive session invites you to explore questions of political power and its representations today and in history.
About this Event

In this interactive workshop, we will use contemporary images and historical texts to explore political power through time. Please bring along an image that you think says something about where political power lies in Britain today.

We will discuss these images and compare them with some frontispieces from 17th-century books that reflect visions of royal power at the time. The workshop will be led by Rachel Hammersley and Katie East from Newcastle University.

There will also be an opportunity to visit our Collections in Focus exhibition ‘Encountering Political Texts: 1640 to 1770’.


Katie East is a Senior Lecturer in the History of Radical Ideas in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, Newcastle University. She has been the Co-Investigator for the AHRC Network Grant ‘Experiencing Political Texts’.

Rachel Hammersley is Professor of Intellectual History in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology at Newcastle University. Professor Hammersley is the Principal Investigator for the AHRC Network Grant ‘Experiencing Political Texts’.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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