The Magna Carta Conference took place 17-19 June 2015 at King’s College London and the British Library. Bringing together scholars from across the globe, it showcased new research and major discoveries on Magna Carta and its world.
You can view a selection of photos from the conference on The Magna Carta Project Facebook page.
You can download the conference poster and programme here:
Registration 09.45. Programme 10.15-18.00 (tickets £12/£7 students, including lunch & refreshments)
Sophie Ambler (UEA), Martin Aurell (Université de Poitiers), Janet Burton (University of Wales: Trinity St David (Lampeter Campus)), Anne Duggan (KCL), George Garnett (Oxford), John Hudson (University of St Andrews), Jinty Nelson (KCL), Levi Roach (University of Exeter), Nicholas Vincent (UEA), Björn Weiler (Aberystwyth University).
18.30-20.30 (Tickets free of charge to those attending Day One Conference, registration required and tickets allocated on a first come, first served basis)
A reception at the Maughan Library and the presentation, by Melvyn Bragg, of the J. C. Holt Undergraduate Essay Prize.
Registration 09.00. Programme 09.30-17.45 (tickets £12/£7 students, including lunch & refreshments)
Paul Brand (Oxford), Stephen Church (UEA), David Crook (TNA), Hugh Doherty (UEA), Geoffrey French (UEA), Jean-Philippe Genet (Paris IV), Andrew Payne (TNA), Daniel Power (Swansea University), Henry Summerson (Oxford), Scott Waugh (UCLA), Tessa Webber (Cambridge), Louise Wilkinson (Christ Church Canterbury University).
Followed by a private viewing of the British Library’s Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy exhibition, introduced by curator Claire Breay (BL), 18.15 - 20.00 (entry included in Day Two Conference ticket)
Registration 09.00. Programme 09.30-16.30 (tickets £12/£7 students, including lunch & refreshments)
David Carpenter (KCL), Peter Crooks (TCD), John Gillingham (LSE), William Chester Jordan (Princeton), John Maddicott (Oxford), Marc Morris, Nigel Saul (RHUL), Alice Taylor (KCL).
18.30-20.00 (Tickets free of charge to those attending Day Three Conference, registration required and tickets allocated on a first come, first served basis)
Although Magna Carta is correctly celebrated for granting rights to all free men in perpetuity, there were a range of other charters drawn up around Europe in the same period that also sought either to establish basic principles of justice, curb the powers of rulers and or grant the right to resist. Some of the more intriguing of these, including the Statute of Pamiers (1212), the Golden Bull of Hungary (1222) the Constitutions of Melfi (1231) and the imperial land peace of Mainz (1235) are explored and contrasted by some of our most eminent medieval historians: Graham Loud (University of Leeds), Martyn Rady (UCL), Miri Rubin (QMUL) and Nicholas Vincent (UEA).