The Harlaxton Symposium is an interdisciplinary gathering of academics, students and enthusiasts which meets annually to celebrate medieval history, art, literature and architecture through a programme of papers selected around a chosen theme.
The 2021 online symposium, titled "Medieval Travel" runs from Monday, July 26th through Friday, July 30th with two or three presentations scattered throughout each day. The events are timed during each day such that they can be conveniently attended both in Great Britain and in North America. As you look through the schedule, remember Eastern Daylight Time in the US is five hours before the listed British Summer Time. The sessions will not be recorded for later viewing - they must be viewed in real time.
An incomplete listing of presentations includes Travel Writing: "William Worcester: Traveller and Collector"; Maps: "Maps and Travel" and "A Road Map of Medieval England"; Inns: "Inns, Horses, and Stabling"; Travel and the Body: "Travel and Health in the Later Middle Ages"; and Women Travellers: "Margery Kempe and the Female Traveller in the Later Middle Ages". For the complete provisional program, click HERE.