Symposium: Monuments of Power
Canterbury, 5-7 September 2014
Booking deadline: 31 July 2014
This Symposium is to be held jointly by the Church Monuments Society and the Centre for Medieval and Modern Studies, University of Kent. The Symposium will focus on the monuments in the cathedral together with related high status tombs. We will begin on Friday afternoon with an optional visit to the cathedral’s mason’s yard and with an evening reception and dinner, followed by the keynote lecture. Lectures will begin on Saturday morning, and after lunch we will take the coach to the cathedral when delegates will have their own free time to look around or visit the cathedral library. After evensong we will have sole access to the cathedral together with talks on the monuments. On Saturday evening there is a drinks reception and dinner, followed by members’ contributions. On Sunday a varied lecture programme will be delivered, and the Symposium will close with afternoon tea at 4.00. The event is also open to those who wish to attend on a daily basis.
List of speakers
Henry VIII’s influence at Canterbury Cathedral
Tim Tatton Brown
The late Medieval monuments and shrines in the eastern arm of Canterbury Cathedral
The Black Prince
Kenneth Fincham & David Shaw
The Boys monument
Margaret Holland and her two husbands
Effigies in alabaster in Canterbury Cathedral
Copper-alloy tombs in Medieval Europe
Expeditions and effigies: (re)locating death, burial and family narratives – a closer look at the case of Sir James Hales
Commemorating Admiral Sir George Rooke (1650-1708) and his naval contemporaries
Lies, damned lies and monuments: two military memorials in Canterbury Cathedral
Anyone wishing to give a short paper under members’ contributions should contact the organiser, Mark Downing.
The Symposium is to be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, which is about 20 minutes walk from the city centre. Accommodation is in single en-suite bedrooms. The cost for the full Symposium is £250 (£270 for non-members), full board. Alternatively, delegates may choose to attend on a non-residential basis: Saturday – morning lectures, lunch, coach travel to the cathedral and entry (fee: £60, non-members £70), and/or Sunday – lectures including lunch (fee: £45 non-members £55).
For further information on how to book, visit the Church Monuments Society’s website.