Conquest: 1016, 1066

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A major conference to mark the 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest and 1000th anniversary of Danish conquest. Facebook users can see the ongoing discussion group here; anyone who wishes to join the mailing list should email.

Registration is now open

Plenary speakers: Professor John Gillingham (LSE, emeritus); Professor Elisabeth van Houts (Cambridge); Professor Andy Orchard (Oxford); Professor Elaine Treharne (Stanford)

A full conference programme and a list of participants are now available.

Topics under discussion include these themes: ​

  • The Church; clerical reform, religious experience
  • Literature, authors, and patronage
  • Language and multilingualism, language contact
  • Institutions and governance; lordship; kingship
  • Warfare, battles, conduct in war, fighting men
  • Art and material culture
  • Society and peoples
  • Trade and commerce
  • Space, movement, contact, networks; England and Europe, England and Scandinavia
  • Historiography


Late paper proposals may be accepted if vacant slots arise and they complement existing sessions.


Oxford Medieval Studies

Contact name: Laura Ashe
Contact email:
Website: English Faculty conference page
Audience: Open to all