The Fifteenth Century Conference 2023
University of Winchester, Thursday 31 August – Saturday 2 September 2023
The annual Fifteenth Century conference brings together established and younger scholars as a community of researchers. It acts as a showcase for current research and a forum for encouraging discussion and new directions of enquiry. We invite proposals for research papers on any subject relating to the history of the long fifteenth century in Britain, in Ireland, or in the French territories of the English monarchy, including relations with other countries. Proposals on all kinds of history are welcome, as are interdisciplinary ones.
Papers should be about 35 minutes in length, to be followed by questions and discussions. The organisers are looking for papers based on original research, that would be suitable for consideration for publication in the series The Fifteenth Century, which is closely associated with the Conference, though there is no obligation to publish. Submissions to The Fifteenth Century series undergo a separate peer-review process: see https://boydellandbrewer.com/the-fifteenth-century/).
Proposals from postgraduates at the later stages of doctoral work and from early-career researchers are particularly encouraged. All speakers will be expected to deliver their papers in person and to pay the standard registration and other fees. This cost-sharing helps to make the conference as affordable as possible for everyone. However, there are two £250 bursaries for postgraduate speakers at the conference offered by the Richard III Society (details here) and it is hoped other financial support will be available (to be confirmed closer to the time).
Please send paper proposals to James Ross (James.Ross@winchester.ac.uk) by 31 January 2023. Proposals should include title, a summary of the paper (no more than 300 words, but noting its research base and significance for the field), and a comment about the research on which it is based. For any questions, please contact James or Dr. Gordon McKelvie (Gordon.McKelvie@winchester.ac.uk)