Revealing Records III Conference
The third annual Revealing Records conference (RRIII) for medievalists
took place on 27 May 2011. The objective of the Revealing Records
conference series is to bring together postgraduate researchers working
on a wide variety of medieval source material in order to share common
challenges and approaches.
For more information about the Revealing Records conference, please visit the Department of History website.
In this collection
Professor Peter Heather (KCL) opens Revealing Records III with a key note paper on 'The Importance of Law Codes: The Burgundian Example.'
The first postgraduate panel of RRIII focuses on non-written sources: Henry Fairbairn (KCL) discusses 'Coins and Politics in King Stephen?s Reign', before Katherine Buchanan (Stirling) talks on 'Tracing Footprints: Assessing Medieval Scottish Castle Landscapes'. Julie Mumby (KCL) chairs.
In the second panel, chaired by Levi Roach (Cambridge), Gerald Mako (Cambridge) speaks about 'Ibn Fadlan and the Islamisation of the Volga Bulgars'; Julia McClure (Sheffield) presents 'The Franciscans and the Anxieties of Discourse'.
In the second keynote paper of RRIII, Professor Nicholas Vincent FBA (UEA) talks about his work in the archives and some new perspectives on Magna Carta.
The third panel is opened by Johanna Dale, who takes a comparative approach to 'Saint's feasts, the Liturgical Calendar and Royal Coronations c.1050-c.1250', followed by Claudia Tripodi (Florence), who discusses 'Florentine Ricordanze in the Early Renaissance'. Sophie Ambler (KCL) chairs.
Chaired by Alice Taylor, lecturer in Late Medieval History at KCL, panel four sees Thomas Smith (RHUL) discuss 'The Papal Registers of Honorius III and the Concept of Responsive Government', whilst Simon John (Swansea) looks at 'Perceptions of the First Crusade in thirteenth-century Exempla'.
In the final panel of this year's Revealing Records, chaired by Tom Underwood (Swansea), Daniel Brown (Queen?s, Belfast) presents 'The Evolution of Formulae and Protocol in the Charters of Hugh de Lacy, 1191x1243?; William Stewart-Parker (KCL) speaks about ?The Compton Basset Charters: Charter Production and Replication'. Alice Rio, lecturer in Early Medieval History at KCL, gives the closing address.