Presentation of Redes Petristas, October 2016
It is long overdue to acknowledge and thank the amazing group of Portuguese “Petristas” at Universidade de Lisboa – Covadonga Valdaliso, Francisco Diaz Marcilla and Manuela Santos Silva -who organized so diligently the conference Debuerit habere Regnum. Mid October in Lisbon is not a bad recipe for the success of any event, this one congregated during three days, scholars from Portugal, England and Spain sharing thought provoking contributions on the process of deposing and proclaiming kings in the Middle Ages.
Keynote speakers included Maria João Branco (U. Nova de Lisboa) e Hermenegildo Fernandes (U. Lisboa) who discussed the deposition of D Sancho II of Portugal in the first plenary session. The subsequent two days started with a keynote address by Jenny Stratford (U. London) [”The Deposition of Richard II and the English Royal Treasure”] and by Antonio Peláez Rovira (U. Granada) [“Ibn al-Jatib y la deposición de Muhammad V de Granada”].
The launch of the project Redes Petristas was also part of the program with the co-sponsorship of Universidade de Lisboa and the Centre for Medieval Literature. Here some pictures of the event.