The Fifteenth Century Conference 2017

  • Thu 31 Aug - Sat 2 Sep 17


  • Colchester Campus

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    History, Department of

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    Justin Colson

The Fifteenth Century Conference is an annual event, hosted by a different academic institution each year. The 38th Fifteenth Century Conference will be held at the University of Essex.


The conference has met in most years since 1970 and will bring together established and younger scholars of all aspects of fifteenth century studies. In honour of prominent Essex-based historian Margaret Aston (1932-2014), this year’s conference will focus on the religious history of the long fifteenth century. There will be heresy and non-conformity, martyrdom, and iconoclasm, as well as pre-Reformation and Reformation religion in a broader sense. 

In common with previous Fifteenth Century Conferences, papers will showcase all aspects of current research into the fifteenth century and new trends in the field, relating to both England and the wider world, and of all disciplinary backgrounds. Many of the presentations will be published in Boydell & Brewer’s series The Fifteenth Century.

Delegates will get the chance to explore Colchester’s rich medieval heritage, including a tour of the historic parish churches of the town, and an exclusive private view and reception at the Castle Museum.

Programme and registration

A full conference programme and registration details are available from the conference website.

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