The Benefits of Palace Service: María Sidonia Riederer von Paar, Queen Margaret of Austria's Favorite Lady-in-Waiting

  • February 5, 2024
  • Online


This virtual seminar given by Emily Deelen (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) is the third in AGENART’s new series on queenship, art, and material culture.

This bi-monthly virtual seminar is organized by the AGENART research group led by M. Cruz de Carlos Varona and housed at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The group is dedicated to the study of artistic agency among women affiliated with the Spanish branch of the Habsburg Monarchy in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is particularly aimed at emerging scholars.

In this installation, Emily Deelen will discuss María Sidonia Riederer von Paar, the favorite lady-in-waiting to Queen Margaret of Austria.

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Free. The primary language of this installment will be Spanish; debate is welcome in Spanish, French, English, and Italian.