Registration is now open for ‘Ritual, State and Lordship in Medieval England, c.900-1300’, a one-day conference to be held on 16 July 1213 at the New College of the Humanities in London. The conference will explore the relationship between ritualised communication, the lordship of kings and magnates, and government in the context of the comparatively powerful structure of the English state. Key topics for discussion will be both how inspiration from early medieval and continental studies of rituals can advance studies of the English Middle Ages, and how study of the rituals of medieval England, with its rich source materials and particular social and political conditions, can contribute to the wider debate about ritualised communication in the medieval period.
Registration cost: £5 for students, £10 for salaried attendees, to be paid on the day. To register please email the organisers at RitualsConference@hotmail.co.uk no later than 7 July.
Organisers: Lars Kjær (NCH), Levi Roach (Exeter), Sophie Ambler (KCL)