Urbanity and Society in the Middles Ages: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Urban Society and Life Across the Medieval Period c.600-1500

Friday 22 May 2015, 5.00PM

to Saturday 23 May 2015, 6.00pm

In addition to looking at the multi-faceted urban experience, this conference will examine the relationships between towns and other aspects of medieval society and culture. How might literature, art or archaeology uncover and explain perceptions of urban institutions such as, but not limited to, guilds, religious bodies or civic authorities? Are there regional differences in how the city or the town should be understood? Is there a difference between the two terms? Was this the same across Europe and the world?

This one and a half day conference aims to bring together postgraduate students and academics alike from a variety of disciplines to open up conversations and create new networks of approaches to urban topics. Scholars of all levels and disciplines are welcome to attend and participate.

Please see conference website for further details.

Location: King's Manor, Exhibition Square, York