Medieval World

Power and Society in the Medieval World



13 April 2016


10:00 - 17:00


A2 Humanities Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park




Registration is now closed


Keynote speakers

Dr Conor Kostick 

Other speakers

  • Ian Styler (University of Birmingham)
  • Georgina Fitzgibbon (University of Birmingham)
  • Hannah Ingram (University of Nottingham)
  • Molly Beaverstock (University of Nottingham)
  • Anja Rohde (University of Nottingham)
  • Susana Sendra Ramos (University of Nottingham/Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid)
  • Mark Robinson (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Thomas Sayers (University of Nottingham)

Is this for you?

The inaugural Medieval Midlands conference will showcase the range and excellence of research into the medieval world currently being undertaken in the UK Midlands.

This conference will examine the ideas of power and society through diverse themes including monastic reform, health, money, art, and the interplay between religious and temporal power.

Bringing together speakers from various institutions and disciplines this conference promises to be an innovative and exciting exploration of the middle ages.

You will enjoy this conference if you have an interest in:

  • The Medieval World
  • Global society
  • 400-1500 CE
  • Diseases in medieval society
  • Medieval art and material culture
  • Religious and temporal power
  • Monastic reform

Conference essentials

Arts and Humanties Research Council


Call for Papers

The call for papers in now closed

Medieval Midlands (with generous support from the AHRC’s Midlands 3 Cities consortium) are pleased to invite proposals for papers for the inaugural Medieval Midlands Postgraduate Conference, to be held at The University of Nottingham on 13 April 2016. The theme of the conference is ‘Power and Society in the Medieval World’.

The conference considers a ‘Medieval World’ without geographical boundaries and welcomes papers with a focus on any part of the globe. It looks to cover a medieval period broadly defined as 400 – 1500 CE and invites papers from all relevant academic disciplines. Participants are encouraged to interpret the theme of ‘Power and Society’ broadly and creatively.

The conference will celebrate the dynamic and innovative research currently taking place in the UK Midlands, and submissions are therefore invited from researchers based within that region.

Papers will be 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of around 300 words are invited from postgraduate researchers, and should be sent to Anja Rohde by Friday 12 February 2016. Please use “Medieval Midlands Conference Submission” as the title of your email.

Travel reimbursement will be available for speakers.


Medieval Midlands



The University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151