Essex hosts the 38th Fifteenth Century Conference

  • Date

    Thu 26 Oct 17

A collection of 15th Century coins

The Fifteenth Century Conference is an annual event, hosted by a different academic institution each year. The 38th Fifteenth Century Conference was held at Essex.

The conference was first established in 1970 and brings together established and younger scholars of all aspects of fifteenth century studies.

In honour of prominent Essex-based historian Margaret Aston (1932-2014), the 2017 conference focused on the religious history of the long fifteenth century, with 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 showcased 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 also had 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.