This conference explores a wide-ranging set of themes – including the urban economy, justice, competing jurisdictions, race, immigration and social status and precedent and practice – through the lens of medieval and early modern town courts from across Europe. Speakers include, Richard Goddard (Nottingham), Jeremy Goldberg (York), Jane Laughton, Cathryn Spence (Guelph), Matthew Stevens (Swansea) and C. J. Zuijderduijn (Leiden). The keynote will be delivered by Christopher Dyer (Leicester). The conference will provide a valuable opportunity to consider the wealth of evidence contained within borough court records and what they reveal about pre-modern urban society. Limited funds are available to supplement the travel costs of postgraduate students.
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Funded by the Centre for Economic and Business History (Nottingham) and the Institute for Medieval Research (Nottingham)