Meetings & Events: Annual Conference

Medieval Chichester: Cathedral, City and Surrounding Area

21 – 25 Jun 2020

From 21 to 25 June (Sunday to Thursday) 2020 the British Archaeological Association will gather in Chichester, the last of the English cathedral cities to be visited since the resumption of conference transactions in 1975. In addition to the Cathedral itself, we will be considering the many buildings associated with the cathedral, the vicars’ close and the bishop’s palace, and the wider architectural landscape of West Sussex. We welcome proposals for papers of up to 30 minutes on topics relating to the Cathedral and city, and the medieval history and material culture of West Sussex.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • The architecture and archaeology of the city, its Cathedral and surrounding area
  • Monasticism (archaeology, architecture, material culture and industry)
  • Parish churches
  • Patronage (secular and ecclesiastical)
  • Church monuments and fittings

Please send a proposal of no more than 300 words to the convenors Kate Davey and Richard Plant by 15 December 2019 on;

The conference will be based at Chichester University, within walking distance of the Cathedral and city centre. Proposed site visits outside the city will include Boxgrove Priory, Old and New Shoreham, Arundel, and Coombes.

Booking forms will be sent out in February 2020. A limited number of student scholarships covering the conference and accommodation will be available. All enquiries about the conference should be sent to the Hon. Conference Secretary,