Helen Fulton has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship from 2020–2022 to work on a project called ‘Medieval Welsh Political Poetry’.
The project will result in an edition of medieval Welsh poetry that throws light on the politics of Wales and England in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and a study of the Welsh Marcher lord, Sir William Herbert, who played a key role as a Yorkist in the Wars of the Roses. Read more.
The annual Fifteenth Century Conference will be held at the University of Bristol from 2-4 September 2021. This is a postponement of the 2020 conference originally scheduled for September 2020, postponed due to the Covid pandemic.
The theme of the conference is ‘Disruption’, and the call for papers will be posted soon. All papers accepted for the 2020 conference will be automatically accepted for the 2021 conference. Please send enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The aim of the project is to highlight Bristol’s medieval past as a major political and commercial centre with an early interest in the potential of Atlantic trade routes. One of the major outputs of the project is a map of medieval Bristol in the year 1480, to be published in association with the Historic Towns Trust. The project runs from February to July 2020, and the PDRA is Dr Bethany Whalley. Read more.
Welcome to the Borders and Borderlands website! The research cluster has been running for two years and we’ve already had some great events, papers, conferences, and grant awards, with much more in the pipeline. Have a look around and feel free to drop us a line if you have any queries.