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Call for Papers
February 1, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, European History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Political History / Studies

We are pleased to invite abstracts for a two-day conference on the theme of Rebellion in Medieval Europe taking place at Canterbury Christ Church University on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June 2019. We are delighted to welcome Prof. Björn Weiler (Aberystwyth University) and Dr. David Grummitt (Canterbury Christ Church University) who will be delivering our keynote lectures. We welcome proposals for papers on a wide variety of topics (some suggestions below) connected to the theme on any aspect of medieval Europe (c.1100–c. 1500) and all levels of society.

We are hoping to secure funding in order to be able to provide a number of travel bursaries for postgraduate students and ECRs presenting at the conference.

Topics of the conference include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Causes and Motivation
  • Theoretical Justifications
  • Recruitment or Desertion
  • The Lifecycle of Revolt
  • Leadership
  • Counterreactions
  • Political, Social and Economic Impacts
  • Chronicle Interpretations and Portrayals
  • Wives and Widows
  • Impact upon Non-Combatants
  • Risks and Rewards
  • Reconciliation or Retribution


Abstract: We invite proposals between 250–300 words for individual 20 minute papers relating to the conference theme. We also ask you to submit a short biography for inclusion in the programme. Please send abstracts to:

Deadline: Please send abstracts by Friday 1st February 2019. Applicants will be notified regarding the acceptance of their paper by early March 2019.

Queries: Please direct any queries to Adrian Jobson, Louise Wilkinson and Paul Dalton at or tweet us at @RebellionMedievalEurope