19 November 2014

CONFERENCE: the "Lincoln Record Society's Magna Carta Conference" (Lincoln, April 7-9, 2015)

WHAT: the Lincoln Record Society's Magna Carta Conference

WHERE: University of Lincoln, University main campus, Brayford Pool, Lincoln

WHEN: April 7-9, 2015

All information here
Provisional Program

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)

Keynote address: David Carpenter, Title to be confirmed but probably an overview by the world expert
  • 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’
  • 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):
  • Visit to Lincoln Cathedral Library
  • Visit to Lincoln Castle to view Lincoln’s copy of Magna Carta
  • Walking tour of uphill Lincoln

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