The 2016 Harlaxton Symposium

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The 33rd Harlaxton Medieval Symposium

‘The Great Household, 1000-1500′

19th-22nd July, 2016

Convened by Chris Woolgar

(c) the British Library Board, Add. MS 42130, f. 208
(c) the British Library Board, Add. MS 42130, f. 208

The theme of the 2016 Symposium is the medieval great household, from the eleventh to the early sixteenth century, with a focus on elite contexts in the British Isles. Papers will look at changing structures within the household; household membership, lords and their servants; domestic material culture; literature, music and entertainment in the household; the role of the household chapel; sensory environments, consumption and the routines of the household. Delegates will be given a guided tour of Harlaxton Manor (our own ‘Great Household’) and our afternoon outing will be to Gainsborough Old Hall, one of the finest and best-preserved fifteenth-century manor houses in England. Our conference banquet will feature food inspired by authentic medieval cuisine. Our keynote will be delivered by Chris Dyer (University of Leicester).

*Please note that booking for the 2016 Symposium is now closed*

Harlaxaton 2016 Programme Final

Harlaxton 2016 Flyer

For additional information, please contact the Symposium Secretary, David Harry at harlaxtonsymposium@gmail.com