Border Society Conference – 6 July 2013

Border Society:

States, Governance and People, c.1150–c.1300

Faraday Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University

from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, Saturday 6 July 2013


A conference in association with the AHRC-project The Breaking of Britain: Cross-Border Society and Scottish Independence, 1216–1314 ( co-sponsored by the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Friends of Cumbria Archives, and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne.

This conference focuses on how the English and Scottish monarchies asserted their respective authority in ‘Middle Britain’, the different styles of royal rule, and the varying experiences of local communities within the Border region in terms of crown power and its demands.

The conference will also introduce a new online database of translated English royal records for the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Northumberland.

Speakers: Prof. Dauvit Broun (University of Glasgow), ‘In England in the kingdom of the Scots’: becoming Scottish, 1157–1286; Prof. Keith Stringer (Lancaster University), Governance and Society in Northern England and Southern Scotland, c.11501300; Prof. David Carpenter (King’s College, London), The King’s Government in Northern England in the Thirteenth Century; Dr Beth Hartland (University of Glasgow), The People of Northern England: Cumberland, Westmorland and Northumberland, 1216–1286

The conference is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. There is no conference fee; lunch and refreshments are free of charge; and a warm welcome is guaranteed to all.

Registration deadline: 27 June 2013

How to register: please send your name, address and the number of places you are booking, preferably via email to breakingofbritain [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk or else by post to: Christine Wilkinson, Centre for North-West Regional Studies, Fylde College, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YF.

Travel directions to Lancaster University: Map of University campus: Faraday Lecture Theatre is No. 27a. Free parking is available on John Creed Avenue and elsewhere.

More information about the Conference, in PDF form, can be found here (Lancaster conference PDF).


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