Festival News

2017 registration is now open!

You can get your tickets through Eventbrite here.

2017 Programme Now Available!

Read the full programme here.

Abstract Booklet Now Available

Find out more about the exciting papers you will be able to choose from in our finalised book of abstracts.

Registration is Open

We are pleased to announce that you can register through our REGISTRATION FORM from now until 3rd June 2016. Take a look at our Festival Programme to find out more!

More Workshops Announced

GIS-Mapping with Justin Colson – An introduction to the digital technique of GIS (geographic information system) Mapping, which enables people to more easily see, analyse and understand patterns and relationships within spatial topographies.

A Taste of Medieval Life: Ale and Bread – Find out what ale and bread might have tasted like with Phil Slavin and Stuart Morrison. This workshop will also discuss the process of food production and culture of consumption for everyday people.

Investigating Iconology – Understanding and interpreting visual images with Emily Guerry. A session focused on the skills and techniques used to identify and analyse iconography, vital for researchers of the medieval and early modern periods looking to increase their visual literacy.

Special Collections – Josie Caplehorne will explain the processes and challenges involved in cataloguing some of the most beautiful, unique and culturally significant books from Rochester Cathedral Library.

A-Z of Manuscripts – Learn the basics of palaeography and codicology with Ryan Perry and Steve Werronen. A palaeography and codicology workshop, designed to demonstrate how to analyse the material details of medieval manuscripts, including methods of recognising scripts and deciphering how a manuscript was compiled.

Melissa White – Elizabethan Cloth Painting Workshop

Melissa White BAYLEAF in situ (10)
Photo by kind permission of Melissa White

We are delighted to announce that Melissa White will be running a workshop where you will have the chance to make your own mini version of an Elizabethan cloth painting like that she designed for Bayleaf, the 15th-century hall at the Weald and Downland Museum.

Bayleaf cloth at Melissa's studio (10)
Photo by kind permission of Melissa White

We’re really looking forward to having a go!

Find out more about Melissa’s work on her blog and in a recent article in the Financial Times