The aim of this blog is twofold. In the first place, it serves as an online representation of the work of the research group ‘Practices of Power and Interpersonal Relationships at Dynastic Centres (1500-1800)’. Its members publish entries relating to their respective projects. Themes include: questions of methodology, discussions of specific archival sources, bibliographical reviews and surveys, as well as announcements and reports of relevant events. Secondly, the blog is a platform for the exchange with scholars with similar research topics.