‘The Northern Way’: The Archbishops of York and the North of England, 1304-1405: Conference

‘The Northern Way’ is a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and based at the University of York in partnership with The National Archives and with the support of York Minster. The project team are led by Professor Sarah Rees Jones from CMS, alongside Dr Paul Dryburgh (The National Archives), with three researchers here in York, Helen Watt, Dr Shelagh Sneddon and Dr Marianne Wilson, and one researcher at The National Archives, Dr Jonathan Mackman. The project is creating a large corpus of freely-available online source materials drawn both from The National Archives and from the collections of the Borthwick Institute for Archives for the Northern Province: https://archbishopsregisters.york.ac.uk/ We also aim to provide a history of the Archbishops as leading figures in the north during the century that ended with the execution for treason of Archbishop Richard Scrope in 1405. More details of the project can be found at: https://www.york.ac.uk/history/research/northern-way/

We would like to invite you to our virtual project conference, which focuses both on the nature and purpose of administrative records of the northern province and their value in writing the history of northern societies and institutions. You can register for free via Eventbrite.

Professor Sarah Rees Jones and Dr Paul Dryburgh will present keynote lectures and the conference will include a virtual introduction to those Registers now held at the Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York. The first session will investigate the origin and purpose of the records themselves. Further sessions will explore themes such as the roles of the Archbishops as both pastors and governors, ecclesiastical governance, popular piety and gender in the fourteenth century. See the full programme for more details.

The conference will take place through Zoom webinar on 23-24 September 2021. Zoom details will be sent to registrants a couple of days before the event.

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