Keynote Speakers

5 03 2014

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers for third annual Monasticism Conference at the University of Leeds. 

Dr Hugh Willmott from the University of Sheffield. His current research is on the archaeology of the Dissolution of the Monasteries in England, although other aspects of his work examine the development of historical societies through their production, consumption and deposition of material culture.

Dr. Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner from the University of Aberdeen. Her research interests include various areas of female spirituality in the Middle Ages and the early English Reformation, especially the influence of Lutheran theology on the first English Reformers. She currently researches the interaction between literacy, perceptions of monastic space and religious practices.

Call for Papers

3 12 2013

Please see tab entitled “Call for Papers 2014″ to see this year’s CfP and details on the conference.

Friday Evening Dinner

7 05 2013

We are hoping you will join us for a dinner at the Victoria Hotel on Friday (17 May) evening after the first day of the conference. We have reserved a room and would be very grateful if you could RSVP through email ( to confirm your place. Unfortunately, we cannot pay for anyone’s meal so you will have to cover the cost. The menu/prices can be found here. Please do let us know in advance if you are interested in coming to dinner with us.

Also anyone coming to Leeds before Friday is invited to join the Leeds PG medievalists on our weekly pub night (Thursday starting at 5pm). We gather at the Fenton Pub for conversation, pints, and a bit of fun. You can find directions on their facebook page. It is just down the road from the University.

Registration reminder!

7 05 2013

We just wanted to remind everyone that they MUST register by FRIDAY 10 MAY! Or else risk not having lunch and a seat! Its simple to register, please just email us ( with your name and affiliation (for your very own name tag!). There are NO registration fees & everyone is welcome!


26 03 2013


Please see link below entitled “poster” for more information about the conference itself. We would encourage all to attend; however, we need a head count for catering, so please email us with your interest in attending:

Registration is free, but the deadline for registering is 6 May 2013.

The programme will be out shortly! In the meantime, please spread the word about the event!

– The Organisers


The Organisers in the scriptorium

The Organisers in the scriptorium

So Sorry

25 02 2013


Sorry for the delay in publishing the accepted papers/session for this year’s monasticism conference at Leeds. The organisers have been overwhelmingly busy lately. However, not to worry, you should expect an e-mail within the week.

–The organisers


Second Keynote Speaker

7 12 2012

We are happy to announce our second keynote speaker of the 2013 conference. Frances Andrews, from St. Andrews University, has confirmed she will be our other keynote speaker for this year’s conference. Her primary research and teaching focuses on the religious, social and urban history of Italy in the Middle Ages. She is currently working on an AHRC funded project on religious and public life in late medieval Italy. Her most recent publications is ‘Living like the Laity? The Negotiation of Religious Status in the Cities of Late Medieval Italy’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 20 (2010). Our excitement is building for the May conference! 

Just a reminder that the Call for Papers deadline is January 31st 2013. 

Best wishes,

- The Organisers


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