ALLEN BROWN MEMORIAL TRUST
Registered Charity 1008915
40th Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies
Paris, 20–24 July, 2017
In 2007 the Allen Brown Memorial Trust received a legacy from Allen Brown’s
sister, Muriel Brown. The Trustees wish to use the income from the bequest
to give postgraduate students working in the field of Anglo-Norman Studies
(broadly defined as being between the mid-tenth and the mid-thirteenth
centuries, and covering western Europe and the Levant as well as the British
Isles) the opportunity to attend the Battle Conference, hear the latest
research findings and build networks with fellow scholars.
In 2017 the Trustees will be able to award up to 3 bursaries (two of which
are funded by the generosity of an anonymous benefactor), each to the amount
of £687, towards the costs of attending the Conference. The award will be
made by assessors chosen by the Trustees. To be eligible, individuals must
be registered for a higher degree at a university in Britain or Ireland
(though this may be waived in exceptional circumstances).
Applications should be made to the Secretary of the Trust, Ms. Caroline
by 2 May 2017.
Applicants should send a short account (not more than 300 words) of their
research topic, explaining its significance in the field of Anglo-Norman
Studies. They should also give their
Name, postal and email addresses, and
thesis title and level (master’s or
doctoral), and whether full or part-time
university and department
The applicant’s supervisor should also
provide an endorsement separately, explaining why attendance at the
conference would be helpful at this stage in their research. Successful
applicants will be notified by the end of May.
The Allen Brown Memorial Trust was established in 1991 to promote study and
research in Medieval History with special reference to Anglo-Norman Studies.
It organises the annual Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies, during
which the Allen Brown Memorial Lecture is given by a leading scholar in the
field. The conference brings together scholars from all over the world to
discuss themes associated with the impact of the Normans on European
medieval history and culture. Its Director is Professor Elisabeth van Houts