The International Seminar "Thomas More and History", which took place on September 13 and 14, 2018, at the CES-Centre d'études du Saulchoir in Paris, our partner in this event, gathered some 20 scholars whose purpose was to study the relationship between Thomas More and History, since his death on the scaffold in 1535. Through six various sessions, the participants have addressed the following aspects:
As President of the Amici Thomae Mori, Marie-Claire Phélippeau here presents these two days to the scholars, most being authors of numerous articles in Moreana.
- History in More's intellectual and literary heritage.
- The historiography of the perception of Thomas More, in England, in Catholic and Protestant circles, through fiction and other writings.
- Thomas More's influence in the social, economic, political and religious fields of his time.
- More as a historian in his writing of The History of King Richard III.
- The various developments of the translation of More's works, notably his Utopia.
Exchanges are in English only as participants are coming from 8 different countries.