The Early English Laws project organised two interdisciplinary workshops and a major international conference in its first, three-year phase. A special issue of the journal Historical Research, arising from the conference, will be published in 2013.

Past events

Early Medieval Law in Context

This two-day conference, held at the Carlsberg Academy in Copenhagen on 15-16 September 2011, explored laws, law-making and legal interpretation in Western Europe in the early middle ages. The conference, organised with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the Early English Laws project, was a collaboration with the Nordic Medieval Laws project and drew speakers from Britain, Europe and North America. Professors Bruce O'Brien (IHR, London/University of Mary Washington), Stefan Brink (Aberdeen), Ditlev Tamm (Copenhagen) and John Hines (Cardiff) were among the speakers.

The full programme is available here.

Digital editing workshop

This afternoon workshop was held at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, on 18 November 2010. The full programme is available here.

Editing the Laws of Medieval England

This one-day workshop was held at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, on 24 October 2009. The full programme is available here.