England’s Immigrants 1330-1550. Resident Aliens in Late Medieval England

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Date / time: 14 February, 10:00 am - 5:15 pm

University of York

England's Immigrants 1330-1550. Resident Aliens in Late Medieval England

A major one-day public conference which will announce the results of a three-year project to investigate the names, origins, occupations and households of the thousands of foreigners who chose to make their lives and livelihoods in England in the era of the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Wars of the Roses.


The conference will include the launch, and a full demonstration of, the project’s database, with over 64,000 entries. The database will be publicly available from the time of the conference, free of charge.


The conference will also include a showcase of the research undertaken by an international team of experts on particular immigrant groups, the rules and regulations around immigration in the Middle Ages, and notions of foreignness and nationality. Full details are available in the conference programme.


We will be hosting a poster session during the lunch-break: anyone interested in presenting a poster on the history of aliens, foreigners and strangers (either of the Middle Ages or of other periods) is most welcome to present (please sign up is the registration materials).

 Please note:

           There is no registration fee or catering charge for this conference, but all those wishing to attend need to register via the link below

          Spaces are limited, and you are encouraged to book early

          Unfortunately, there is no disabled access to the main conference room

          Delegates wishing to stay overnight in York are invited to make their own arrangements: advice is available via the link below.

Conference Poster

To find out more information and to book your place on the conference, please visit: http://www.york.ac.uk/medieval-studies/conferences/englandsimmigrants1330-1550/