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The Fifteenth Century Conference is an annual event, hosted by a different academic institution each year. 

The conference, which has met regularly since 1970, brings together established scholars of fifteenth-century studies with younger colleagues at the start of their academic careers. It seeks to act as a showcase for current research, encourage discussion and explore new directions of enquiry.

The latest in the series of conferences was held at the University of Essex, Colchester, on 31st August to 2nd September 2017

The conference was held at the Colchester Campus of the University of Essex, located in the beautiful grounds of Wivenhoe House, around 60 minutes from central London. The conference took advantage of the many medieval features of Colchester, including an exclusive evening private view and wine reception at the newly refurbished Colchester Castle museum, the largest Norman keep in Britain, constructed upon the foundations of the Roman temple of Claudius. Tours included the Red Lion, the Duke of Norfolk’s fifteenth century townhouse; the gatehouse of St John’s Abbey; the ruins of St Botolph’s Priory, and eight surviving medieval parish churches.

The location of the conference to be held in 2018 will be announced shortly. Please sign up to our mailing list for regular updates.