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Harlaxton Symposium 2017: Church and City in the Middle Ages
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7/17/2017 to 7/20/2017
When: Monday, July 17, 2017
Where: United Kingdom

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Harlaxton Symposium 2017: Church and City in the Middle Ages

Harlaxton Manor, Grantham, Lincolnshire, Monday 17th-Thursday 20th July, 2017.

The theme of the 2017 Symposium is ‘Church and City in the Middle Ages’ and we will meet to celebrate and honour the scholarship of Clive Burgess. In a career spanning four decades, his work on the Church as community and institution has shaped the way in which we think of late medieval religious culture. Friends, colleagues and students will gather at Harlaxton Manor to explore the urban presence of the late medieval Church, examining the parish as a local and urban community; the relationship between lay devotion and urban regulars; clerical provision and the administration of urban parishes; distinctive patterns of worship in large towns and cities, including questions of literacy and the relationship between orthodox and heterodox devotion; as well as the material culture and music of urban spaces of worship. The Symposium will also include a trip to the Bishop’s Palace in Lincoln.

Two postgraduate scholarships, in honour of our former Chair, Professor Barrie Dobson, are also available. For further details, please visit our website:

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