Women, status and power in medieval England | 19th June

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What was it like to be a woman in medieval England? What control did women have over their own lives and how did they wield power over others during times of conflict?

These are just some of the questions that will be explored when the Society for Medieval Archaeology’s 60th anniversary annual conference, titled ‘Women, Status and Power in Medieval Society’, is held in Lincoln this summer.

Hosted by the University of Lincoln, the conference will take place at The Collection Museum, Lincoln, on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July 2017.

It will bring together specialists from a wide range of disciplines to explore the status of women in medieval society, comparing and contrasting evidence from archaeology, history, art history and literature.

Papers being presented will cover almost 1,000 years of history, spanning the 7th century through to the 15th century. By exploring women’s lives through Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman and medieval times, researchers hope to determine whether the ways in which women were able to exercise power in their own right changed over time and why.

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Lincoln 1217: The Battle that Shaped History | 26th May

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University of Lincoln students are eligible for free places at a lecture by Dr Thomas Asbridge on the remarkable Battle of Lincoln.

The lecture takes place on Friday 26th May at 7.30pm in the perfect venue of Lincoln Cathedral, around which the Battle of Lincoln raged exactly 800 years ago.

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NTU 2017 Conference – Truth, Lies and Myths in History

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Truth, lies and myths in history: is ‘fake news’ old news?

Nottingham Trent University’s Postgraduate History Conference team are pleased to announce this year’s conference, taking place on the 21st June 2017.

With the new media focus on ‘Fake News’, this one-day interdisciplinary conference invites papers that deal with the questions of truth and lies, myth-making, propaganda, and historical subjectivity within historical and academic research. Is ‘Fake News’ a new thing? Researchers may choose to consider the difficulties of finding ‘truth’ through their research, or how the subjects of their research dealt with controlling facts, information, and even reality.

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East Midlands History Network ‘Identity and the Other’ Conference

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By Rachel Yemm & Abi Dorr, PhD Research Students, University of Lincoln 

As third year PhD students at the University of Lincoln, we have greatly benefited from many advantages of working at a smaller institution. However, we felt our experiences as postgraduate researchers could be improved with support, advice, and connections from an extended network of students. We were missing sharing our research and our ideas in an informal atmosphere amongst peers.

This inspired us to create a network aimed at all East Midlands universities in attempt to bring together postgraduate students at regular, friendly meetings to be held at various institutions over the region. The project aimed to provide an environment to meet new students, practice papers, and discuss any issues and concerns related to PhD life. We developed the East Midlands History Network; creating a social media presence and sending out a call for papers under the theme of ‘Identity and the Other’, which recently took place at the University of Lincoln on the 18th January. We hoped such a broad theme would appeal to a wide range of historical periods and allow students from all areas of history to be involved.

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