Winchester: An Early Medieval Royal City

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The University of Winchester are hosting a conference on 'Winchester: An Early Medieval Royal City' from 9-12 July 2017. A multi- and interdisciplinary conference on the development of the city of Winchester, its cultural and political life, and its place in the early medieval world. Hosted by Winchester, The Royal City project team in association with the University of Winchester.

Keynote speakers confirmed are Professor Martin Biddle (Emeritus Fellow, Hertford College Oxford; Director of Winchester Excavations Committee) Professor Barbara Yorke (Professor Emerita, University of Winchester, Visiting Professor, UCL).

Please note there has been a very exciting addition to the conference programme. Martyn John, production designer for the BBC's highly-acclaimed series, The Last Kingdom, will be joining the conference as a speaker on Monday 10th July. "Wintancaester: The Last Kingdom's Royal City" will see Martyn in conversation with The University of Winchester's Dr Ryan Lavelle, who acted as historical adviser for the series. This one-off event will look at design philosophies and the challenges of representing 9th century Winchester in long form TV drama

Click here for more information about the conference and registration. 


Oxford Medieval Studies

Contact name: Ryan Lavelle
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Audience: Open to all