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The National Archives

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Kew

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Reimagining records is a two-day event that explores new interpretations of medieval crown, court and clergy records.

Postgraduate students Rebecca Searby (University of York) and Abigail Dorr (University of Lincoln) have collaborated with records specialists at The National Archives to host an event that examines the innovative approaches academic researchers are taking in their studies of medieval record collections.

The first day of this event brings together speakers from both UK and international universities for an academic conference.

On the second day, postgraduate students and early career researchers are invited to attend a series of hands-on workshops on reconsidering the use of medieval records.

Please note, that you must purchase a separate ticket for each day of the event. Tickets for Day one (conference) include entry to the public lecture delivered by Ian Mortimer, however tickets for Day two (workshop) do not include entry to the public lecture and should be purchased seperately here.

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Programme

Day one: conference

8.30-9.00: Registration

9.00-9.15: Welcome address

9.15-10.15: Keynote address (Chair: Jess Nelson, The National Archives)

‘How Documents Come About: Reflections on Past and Present Historiographical Approaches’ Professor John Arnold, University of Cambridge

10.15-10.30: Break

10.30-12.00: Session one - Lordship and social status (Chair: Laura Tompkins, The National Archives

‘The Heriot in Practice: Early Medieval Wills and Social Mobility in England, 900-1100’ Stuart Pracy, University of Manchester

‘The Art of the dénombrement: Representations of Lordship in Southern France around 1389’ Erika Graham-Goering, Ghent University

‘“A mark to thyself”: Signatures of cloth artisans as signifiers of social identity in sixteenth-century Flanders’ Jim van de Meulen, Ghent University

12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.00-14.30: Session two - Hidden lives (Chair: Rebecca Searby, The University of York)

‘Using Records to Study Medieval Jewish Women in English Literary History’ Adrienne Williams Boyarin, University of Victoria

Ecclesiastical Records and the Economic Performance of Urban Centres in the Fourteenth Century’ Abigail Dorr, University of Lincoln

‘Morton’s Forks: Searching for evidence of household inventories in the records of the central law courts’ Euan Roger, The National Archives

14.30-14.45: Break

14.45-16.15: Session three - Linguistic, physical and digital analysis (Chair: Abigail Dorr, The University of Lincoln)

‘Interpreting Burh in Anglo-Saxon Charters’ Lauren Stokeld, University of York

‘Constructing Jewish Testimony in the Court Coram Rege’ Rebecca Searby, University of York

‘A Case for Lasting Old Norwegian Influence in Northern Iceland’ Patrick Aaron Farrugia, University of Bergen

16.15-16.30: Break

16.30-17.00: Roundtable discussion

17.00-18.30: Free time

Please note that all original documents need to be ordered by 16:00, so if you are planning on using this time for research, please pre-order your documents or order them earlier in the day. You will also need a Readers Ticket, which you can pre-register for online.

18.30-20.00: Public lecture

‘Documentary Enlightenment: Historical Methodology for the Profoundly Inquisitive’ Ian Mortimer

You are free to attend the public lecture as part of your conference ticket, however please note that you will still need to sign-in at the registration desk using your conference ticket.




Day two: postgraduate workshop

9.30-10.00: Registration

10.00-10.15: Welcome address

10.15-11:00: Session one -
Reimagining records of the machinery of medieval government, Sean Cunningham (The National Archives)

11:00-12:00: Session two - Chancery and Exchequer, Paul Dryburgh (The National Archives) and guest talk by Abby Armstrong (Canterbury Christ Church University)

12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.00-14.00: Session three - Legal records, Sean Cunningham (The National Archives) and guest talk by Dan Gosling (The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn)

14:00-15:00: Session four - Wills and inventories, Euan Roger (The National Archives) and guest talk by Marianne Wilson (The National Archives)

15:00-15:30: Break

15:30-16:15: Tour of The National Archives

16.15-16.45: Roundtable and final remarks

'Reimagining records' is being delivered alongside the public talk 'Documentary enlightenment: understanding and knowing the past' by Ian Mortimer. Day one (conference) ticket holders are permitted entry to this public talk as part of their ticket. If you are attending Day two (workshop) only and would like to attend the public talk, you will need to purchase a seperate ticket here.

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