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Conference: Norwich and the Medieval Parish Church, c. 900-2107

Fig. 2: The Massacre of the Innocents, 15th-century, parish church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich.
Fig. 1: The spire of Norwich cathedral from the cloisters.© Diliff, Creative Commons, Wikipedia.

Fig. 1: The spire of Norwich cathedral from the cloisters.© Diliff, Creative Commons, Wikipedia.

A major conference on the medieval parish churches of Norwich will be held at Norwich Cathedral on Saturday, 17th and Sunday, 18th June. The programme includes a lecture by CVMA Author, David King, on ‘The contribution of antiquarians to the study of medieval stained glass in Norwich parish churches’. [fig. 1]

The conference is being hosted by The Medieval Parish Churches of Norwich Research Project (undertaken at the University of East Anglia and funded by The Leverhulme Trust). All 58 churches, whether existing, ruined or lost, are included in the scope of the project, which seeks insight into how the medieval city developed topographically, architecturally and socially.

The project is intended to reveal the interdependent relationship between city, community and architecture showing how people and places shaped each other during the middle ages. The conference (supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Purcell) will present the medieval parish churches of Norwich in their immediate local context and in the broader framework of urban churches in Britain and northern Europe.The subject range will include documentary history, the architectural fabric of the buildings themselves and their place in the topography of Norwich, the development of the churches’ architecture and furnishings, the representation of the churches and their post-Reformation history.

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Fig. 2: The Massacre of the Innocents, 15th-century, parish church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich.

Fig. 2: The Massacre of the Innocents, 15th-century, parish church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich.

The conference will take place in The Weston Room, Norwich Cathedral Hostry, on 17th-18th June, followed by walking tours and site visits in Norwich on 19th June.  The conference fee is £50 per delegate (a limited number of £40 student delegate places are also available), and this includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch on both days, as well as a drinks reception in Norwich Cathedral cloister on Saturday evening.

For further information, including provisional programme and online booking, visit the website.

For booking enquiries: please contact Katie Scales artsandhumanitiesevents@uea.ac.uk