Battle Conference of Anglo-Norman Studies


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 Palmer (, 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 telephone number

  • thesis title and level (master’s or doctoral), and whether full or part-time

  • university and department

  • supervisor’s name

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 (