Department of History

Medieval borough court records as a resource for economic and social historians

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 (10:30-16:15)
For any further information please contact Richard Goddard.

This event, hosted and funded by the Centre for Economic and Business History and the Institute for Medieval Research at Nottingham, will consist of three roundtable discussions (no set papers) in which participants will have the opportunity to discuss medieval borough court research and surviving collections of these records, and will be able to compare and contrast this research with other types of court evidence. Participants will introduce their own research which has utilised court records in order to stimulate further discussion. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day. The Trent Building can be found at The University of Nottingham's University Park Campus.

Workshop programme:

10:30am  Arrival and welcome

Roundtable 1: Borough Court Research

Jeff Berry (York)
Chris Dyer (Leicester)
Richard Goddard (Nottingham)
Jeremy Goldberg (York)
Jane Laughton (independent scholar)
Judith Mills (Nottingham)
Teresa Phipps (Nottingham)  

1-2pm  Lunch at Bramleys Brasserie and Bar, Orchard Hotel, University Park 

Roundtable 2: Borough Court Archives 

Mark Dorrington (Nottingham Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections)
Liz Green (Cheshire Record Office)
Sarah Lewin (Hampshire Record Office)  


Roundtable 3: Medieval English Borough Courts in Context: Similarities and Contrasts

Ross Balzaretti (Nottingham)
Chris Briggs (Cambridge)
Aysu Dincer (Warwick)
Miriam Muller (Birmingham)
Cathryn Spence (Guelph)  

4:15-4:30pm Conclusions: Professor Christopher Dyer

Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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