Anthem School History Conference

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Date / time: 29 January, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Court Room, Stationers' Hall

Anthem School History Conference

Anthem Press invites you to join us for the first Anthem School History Conference at the historic Stationers’ Hall to support teachers’ professional development in medieval history, and to celebrate the launch of the new Medieval GCSE Reader 1066–1399. This textbook (written by Sophie Ambler, Mark Bailey and Graham Seel) covers all the new GCSE History specifications for topics on medieval Britain and is the result of a unique collaboration between highly experienced teachers of history in schools and subject-specialist lecturers at university level.

Designed to empower teachers who are seeking to further their knowledge of medieval history, the History Conference is particularly relevant to those teaching at the GCSE level, and are seeking to familiarise themselves with the new 2016 GCSE History curriculum across all exam boards.

The Conference Sessions cover key themes central to all specifications and will provide delegates with an overview of current academic thinking on these topics, but pitched in a way that will ensure it will be useful in the classroom. Delegates will also benefit from Q&A sessions, a plenary on the medieval history component of the GCSE curriculum, and networking opportunities.

Session presenters at this year’s Conference include :

Dr Tom Licence: ‘The Norman Conquest, 1066: legitimate succession or illegal invasion?’. Tom Licence is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of East Anglia (UEA), with a special interest in the eleventh century. He is currently working on a new biography of Edward the Confessor for the series Yale English Monarchs.

Professor Stephen Church: ‘King John: disentangling the legend from the truth’. Stephen Church is Professor of Medieval History at the UEA, and widely acclaimed as an expert on twelfth-century kingship, especially the reign of King John.

Professor Mark Bailey: ‘Recent research on the Black Death and the Peasants’ Revolt’. Mark Bailey is Professor of Late-Medieval History at the UEA, and is the Ford Lecturer in British History Elect (for 2019) at the University of Oxford.

Dr Sophie Ambler: ‘Edward I: the making or breaking of Britain?’. Sophie Ambler is a Research Associate of the Magna Carta Project and is affiliated with UEA.

The History Conference is held at the Court Room in the Stationers’ Hall, a 400 year-old Grade I listed livery hall; Anthem Press is pleased to offer the opportunity of a guided tour of the Hall led by the Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers himself!

10.00–10.30 Arrivals
10.30–12.15 Talks
12.15-12.40 Tour of the Hall by the Clerk
12.40–13.30 Lunch
13.30–15.00 Talks
15.00 Farewells