Auckland Castle: Princes of the Church and their Palaces: An international conference and public lectures 30th June to 4th July 2015

Princes of the Church and their Palaces: An international conference and public lectures 30th June to 4th July 2015

An international conference and series of public lectures exploring bishops’ and popes’ palaces across Britain and Europe, with a particular focus on the redevelopments at Auckland Castle.

Anyone with an interest in Auckland Castle itself or in historical monuments in general is warmly invited to attend and take part in discussions. The conference will be the fullest treatment of bishops’ and popes’ palaces ever undertaken.

Keynote speakers:
* Simon Thurley – English Heritage
What is special about bishops’ palaces? (Domestic performance of liturgy, private chapels, cloisters).

* Maureen C. Miller – University of California Berkley
Political and cultural significance of the Bishop’s Palace in Medieval Italy

* Malcolm Thurlby – York University, Toronto
Bishop Puiset’s Hall at Auckland Castle in relation to later Twelfth-Century episcopal halls in England.

For more information or to book your place visit
http://www.aucklandcastle.org/conferences
A printable poster for the conference is available to download here http://aucklandcastle.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6d0bd69e4596420ffdd0b48db&id=39588a1c38&e=f811e32e2c

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