Current CFPs

Castles in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Saturday 5th March 2022

‘The Castle of Perseverance’ (c.1440), Folger Shakespeare Library V .a.354, 191v

Our annual one-day conference at Lancaster Castle, run as part of the Northern Premodern Seminar, will focus on the significance of castles in medieval and early modern culture. What does a castle represent? How does the construction, maintenance, restoration, defence, invasion or appropriation of a castle change the relationship between those inside and outside its walls?

We invite proposals for short papers (15-20 minutes) on castles – medieval or early modern – from a range of disciplines including literature, performance, history and heritage studies, archeology and architecture.

Please send proposals (title, your contact details and outline of 250 words) to by 1st March 2022.

Papers will be selected to form 3 panels to complement our plenary lecture:

Professor Jessica Malay (University of Huddersfield)
Anne Clifford’s Castle Building Campaign: Projections  of Power