Monday, November 17, 2014

The Lincoln Record Society's Magna Carta Conference

[Here is the provisional program for the Lincoln Record Society's Magna Carta Conference, to be held April 7-9, 2015, at the University of Lincoln.]

Tuesday, 7 April (afternoon)
Early career researchers sessions
  • Sophie Ambler (University of East Anglia), ‘Who Witnessed Magna Carta?’
  • Will Eves (University of St. Andrews), ‘Royal Justice in the Years Preceding Magna Carta: Actions of Mort D'Ancestor before King John, 1199-1216’
  • Katherine Har (University of Oxford), ‘Navigating the royal administration of justice in late twelfth- and early thirteenth-century England’
  • Joshua Hey (University of St. Andrews), ‘A Comparison of the Oaths in Magna Carta’
  • Felicity Hill (University of East Anglia), ‘Magna Carta and Pastoral Care’
  • James Richardson (University of York), ‘Ecclesiastical liberty and church reform: bishops and their dioceses in the reign of Edward I’
Wednesday, 8 April (all day).
A keynote address by David Carpenter and the following speakers:
  • Dauvit Broun (University of Glasgow), ‘Scotland’s Magna Carta?’
  • David Crook (University of Nottingham / Lincoln Record Society), ‘Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest, 1215-17’
  • Philippa Hoskin (University of Lincoln), ‘Magna Carta, episcopal rights and the 1250s ‘
  • Helen Lacey (University of Oxford), ‘Invocations of Magna Carta in the Later Middle Ages’
  • Frédérique Lachaud (Universite de Lorrainé, Metz), ‘Limiting the king’s powers by law and counsel: Magna Carta in the context of political theory (c. 1150-c. 1215)’
  • Jessica Nelson (The National Archives), ‘Anglo-Scots relations in the Age of Magna Carta’
  • Louise Wilkinson (Christ Church University, Canterbury), ‘Lincolnshire Women in the Age of Magna Carta’
Evening: Evensong with lecture in Langton by Wragby church, birthplace of Archbishop Stephen Langton, one of the chief architects of Magna Carta.  Formal dinner in Lincoln Cathedral (lecture by Lord Patrick Cormack, Chairman of the Historic Lincoln Trust, and medieval music from Lincoln Waits)

Thursday, 8 April (morning)
Events TBC but will include a visit to Lincoln Cathedral Library, a visit to Lincoln Castle to view Lincoln’s copy of Magna Carta, and a walking tour of uphill Lincoln.