The 2017 Harlaxton Medieval Symposium will take place between 17–20 July at Harlaxton Manor, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1AG.
The conference will hear a variety of papers from both leading and younger scholars around the theme of: Church and City in the Middle Ages.
Convened by David Harry and Christian Steer FSA, the papers will honour Clive Burgess FSA, whose work on the Church as community and institution has shaped perceptions of late Medieval religious culture. The meeting will explore the urban presence of the late Medieval Church; the relationship between lay devotion and urban regulars; clerical provision and the administration of urban parishes; distinctive patterns of worship in large towns and cities; and the material culture and music of urban spaces of worship. Speakers include Vidimus Editor, Anna Eavis, Julian Luxford FSA, Elizabeth New FSA, Sandy Heslop FSA, Robert Swanson FSA, Jon Cannon FSA, John Goodall FSA, David Lepine FSA, Vincent Gillespie FSA, Julia Boffey FSA and Caroline Barron FSA. For further details visit: www.harlaxton.org.uk