The Association holds an annual conference at a centre of established importance in the medieval period, usually in the British Isles and occasionally in mainland Europe, collating the results of recent research on major cathedrals, minsters and abbeys and including visits to places of relevant interest.
The annual conferences focus on the medieval art, architecture and archaeology of one location, and visit all the city’s or areas most important medieval sites, including some not usually accessible to the public.
The subjects of their lectures encompass the history and archaeology of a medieval region, with specific interest in monastic communities; Romanesque art and architecture; Gothic architecture of monastic and city churches; later medieval painting, stained glass and seals; city walls and gates; masons’ marks; and aspects of patronage and geographical history.
Our conferences welcome professional scholars and amateur enthusiasts alike, and are open to non-members.
Peterborough Cathedral and the Soke of Peterborough
Venue: Rooms will be reserved at The Bull Hotel, Peterborough, which is located a 3-minute walk from the John Clare Theatre at which the conference lectures will be held. Both the hotel and lecture theatre are within a short walking distance of the Cathedral.