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The 46th Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies will be hosted by the School of Advanced Study, University of London. It will take place at Senate House (Bloomsbury), with the Allen Brown Memorial Lecture and Reception at Lambeth Palace Library. There will also be a tour of St Bartholomew’s, Smithfield.

The speakers will be:

  • Dr Jenny Benham (Cardiff), ‘Spies and Espionage in the Medieval World’
  • Dr Katy Dutton (Leeds), ‘The Cistercian abbey of Kirkstead, Lincolnshire: rethinking a twelfth-century foundation and its thirteenth-century cartulary’
  • Dr Erin Goers (UCL), ‘Brotherhood and brother-hatred: 1066 in the Old Norse sagas’
  • Dr Chris Lewis (SAS), ‘The significance of Exon Domesday’ (The Des Seal Memorial Lecture)
  • Prof. Tom Licence (UEA), ‘Richard the Lionheart’
  • Prof. Amy Livingstone (Lincoln), ‘Ermengarde and her relationship with male clergy or on what texts might have influenced or guided her piety’ (The Allen Brown Memorial Lecture)
  • Prof. Alma Santosuosso (Wilfrid Laurier University), ‘Abbot William of Dijon and the a-p System of Musical Notation in Medieval Normandy’
  • Dr Benjamin Savill (FU-Berlin), ‘The Donation of (Pope) Constantine: Imitation, Forgery and the Death of Papyrus, 709-1205’ (The Christine Mahany Memorial Lecture)
  • Prof. Tom Bisson
  • And the Marjorie Chibnall Prize winner.


The cost of the conference is £110. This includes tea/coffee and lunch at Senate House, and the reception at Lambeth Palace Library. There will be opportunities to dine as a group on 20th and 21st, but delegates will be asked to settle their bills separately. More information about dinners will be available nearer the time. 


Generous student bursaries are available to support the costs of attending the conference, including travel and accommodation. Students who would like to apply for a bursary should contact Caroline Palmer at

Accommodation is not provided, but a wide range of accommodation is available in the Bloomsbury area. For those staying further afield, Senate House is a short walk from Russell Square, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road or Euston Square tube stations. 

Registration for the conference will close on the 9 July 2023.