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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

Authority in the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Postgraduate conference in the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

27th July 2009, 09:00, Bishop Cosin's Library, Palace Green, Durham University

Durham University's Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is hosting a postgraduate conference on Monday 27th July, on the theme of 'Authority'. The emphasis is strongly interdisciplinary, with papers covering a wide range of aspects of authority in the medieval and renaissance periods, including secular and ecclesiastical power, literary and theological authorities, and rebellion. The key note speaker will be Dr John Watts, lecturer in History at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

The conference will be held in Bishop Cosin’s Library on Palace Green. Registration is free, and includes lunch. This is a one day conference, but will be followed on Tuesday 28th July with an exhibition of some of the finest and most interesting manuscripts and early printed books in Durham, for those who wish to stay overnight.

Anyone interested should contact James Russell [] by 10 July.

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