The Magna Carta Conference
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 at 09:30 - Friday, 19 June 2015 at 20:00 (BST)
Hosted by the AHRC's Magna Carta Project, the Magna Carta Conference is a landmark event commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Charter's issue. It brings together scholars from across the world, showcasing new research and major discoveries on Magna Carta and its world.
N.B. We are unable to accept payment online, so please bring your registration fee with you on on the day.
For the full conference programme, visit the Magna Carta Project website.
Day One Conference: Wednesday 17 June 2015, Edmund Saffra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand
Registration 09.45. Programme 10.15-18.00 (tickets £12/£7 students, including lunch & refreshments)
Nicholas Vincent (UEA) Jinty Nelson (KCL), Levi Roach (University of Exeter), Björn Weiler (Aberystwyth University), Martin Aurell (Université de Poitiers), Janet Burton (University of Wales: Trinity St David (Lampeter Campus)), Sophie Ambler (UEA), Anne Duggan (KCL), John Hudson (University of St Andrews), George Garnett (Oxford).
Day One Evening Reception: Wednesday 17 June 2015, the Maughan Library, Chancery Lane
18.30-21.00 (Tickets free of charge to those attending Day Three Conference, registration required and tickets allocated on a first come, first served basis)
A reception at the Maughan Library and the presentation, by Melvyn Bragg, of the J. C. Holt Undergraduate Essay Prize.
Day Two Conference: Thursday 18 June 2015, Edmund Saffra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand
Registration 09.00. Programme 09.30-17.45 (tickets £12/£7 students, including lunch & refreshments)
Hugh Doherty (UEA), Tessa Webber (Cambridge), Andrew Payne (TNA), Geoffrey French (UEA), Stephen Church (UEA), Daniel Power (Swansea Univeristy), Henry Summerson (Oxford), David Crook (TNA), Paul Brand (Oxford), Scott Waugh (UCLA), Jean-Phillipe Genet (Paris IV), Louise Wilkinson (Christ Church Canterbury University).
Followed by a private viewing of the British Library’s Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy exhibition, introduced by curator Clair Breay (BL), 18.15 - 20.00 (entry included in Day Two Conference ticket)
Day Three Conference: Friday 19 June 2015, The British Library
Registration 09.00. Programme 09.30-16.30 (tickets £12/£7 students, including lunch & refreshments)
John Gillingham (LSE), Marc Morris, Bill Jordan (Princeton), John Maddicott (Oxford), Alice Taylor (KCL), Peter Crooks (TCD), Nigel Saul (RHUL), David Carpenter (KCL).
Day Three Evening Round Table: Friday 19 June 2015, The British Library
18.30-20.00 (Tickets free of charge to those attending Day Three Conference, registration required and tickets allocated on a first come, first served basis)
Statutes, Constitutions and a Golden Bull: Early European Parallels to Magna Carta
Although Magna Carta is correctly celebrated for granting rights to all free men in perpetuity, there were a range of other charters drawn up around Europe in the same period that also sought either to establish basic principles of justice, curb the powers of rulers and or grant the right to resist. Some of the more intriguing of these, including the Statute of Pamiers (1212), the Golden Bull of Hungary (1222) the Constitutions of Melfi (1231) and the imperial land peace of Mainz (1235) are explored and contrasted by some of our most eminent medieval historians: Graham Loud (University of Leeds), Martyn Rady (UCL), Miri Rubin (QMUL) and Nicholas Vincent (UEA).