Medieval Midlands Postgraduate Conference

The Medieval Midlands Postgraduate Conference is an event designed to highlight the research into the medieval period currently being undertaken in the UK Midlands. It is open to students from any discipline whose research some way relates to the study of the Middle Ages, c. 500-c. 1500. Whilst this is designed to showcase the research primarily of the Midlands3Cities institutions, this is not to the exclusion of other postgraduate researchers, who are encouraged to submit abstracts and to register as delegates. Indeed, the conference aims to host delegates from all institutions in the Midlands. By bringing together researchers in a supportive and encouraging environment we offer a platform for research to be shared and discussed, and by encouraging attendance from diverse of disciplines and institutions we hope to continue the legacy of the first conference, which helped to establish a peer-led support network for PhD and MA students who are researching the medieval period.

Medieval Midlands 2017

Call for Papers


Medieval Midlands Postgraduate Conference

Identity in the Middle Ages

Trinity House Chapel, De Montfort University

Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April 2017

Keynote Speaker: Professor Helena Hamerow (University of Oxford)


Medieval Midlands (supported by the AHRC’s Midlands 3 Cities consortium) are pleased to invite proposals for papers, posters, workshops and roundtables for the second Medieval Midlands Postgraduate Conference, to be held at De Montfort University, 27th-28th April, 2017. The theme of the conference is ‘Identity in the Middle Ages’.

The conference welcomes papers that focus on any geographical location between 400-1500 CE from any relevant academic discipline. Speakers are encouraged to interpret the theme of ‘Identity’ as is relevant to their own postgraduate research.

The conference will celebrate dynamic and innovative research that is currently taking place in the UK Midlands, and submissions are therefore welcomed on this basis.

Papers will be 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of around 300 words are invited from postgraduate researchers. Proposals are also welcomed for other formats of presentation and should also be put into a 300 word abstract. All of these should be sent to Esther Lewis at by Friday 10th February 2016. Please title your email “Medieval Midlands Conference Submission”.

There will be a limited number of bursaries available to support travel expenses for speakers.