Conference: Power and Authority: Orthodoxy, Heresy and Dissent in the Middle Ages

logoThe London Medieval Society Colloquium, Power and Authority: Orthodoxy, Heresy and Dissent in the Middle Ages 

Saturday 22nd February from 10.15 – 6pm (followed by a wine reception until 7pm).

There could be a better line-up to discuss medieval power, authority, dissent and heresy: Robert I Moore, Bernard Hamilton, Brenda Bolton and, over from the States Jay Rubenstein, Sheila Sweetinburgh and our postgraduate speaker Jan Vandeburie discuss popes, kings, lepers, Canterbury, Crusades and Jerusalem. Proceedings will be drawn together with closing remarks by our patron Michael Clanchy.


Coffee and Registration: 10.15 –10.40

Welcome: 10.40-10.45 Julia Boffey, QMUL

Panel 1: Power 10.45 – 12.30
10.45 – 11.30 Brenda Bolton, University of London ‘The Pope? How many divisions has he got?’
Papal power in context c.1150–1216
11.30 – 12.15 Bernard Hamilton, University of Nottingham ‘The Nature of Royal Power in the Twelfth Century: Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, the Leper KIng – a Test Case’ Questions

Lunch 12.30-1.30

Panel 2: Authority 1.30-3.15
1.30-2.15 Jan Vandeburie, University of Kent ‘Herding Different Flocks. Roman Authority and the Oriental Christians in the Early 13th Century’
2.15 – 3.00 Jay Rubenstein, University of Tennessee Holy Fire and Sacral Kingship in Post-Conquest Jerusalem Questions

Tea Break 3.15 – 3.45

Panel 3: Difference 3.45-5.30
3.45-4.30 Sheila Sweetinburgh, University of Kent ‘Whose power, whose authority?’
The politics of revolt in Canterbury (1470-1)
4.30 – 5.15 R.I. Moore, Newcastle University Heresy and Power

5.30 – 5.40 Michael Clanchy, IHR Closing remarks

Wine Reception 5.40 – 7.00

Dinner 7.00 – 9.00 (paying for our own meals)

For further information and for booking visit the website.


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