Friday, 16 June 2017

Joglaresa - The Scimitar and the Sword

Joglaresa, the leading medieval music ensemble, will be performing The Scimitar and the Sword, on Friday 8 September, 18:30-19:30, at St John's Church in Clerkenwell.

The Scimitar and the Sword presents a selection of Muslim, Jewish and Christian music from all sides of the Crusades - a very fitting accompaniment for a Military Orders conference! Entry is free for all conference delegates but, if you wish to invite friends, a limited number of tickets are available for the general public. See https://scimitarandsword.eventbrite.co.uk for details.  

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Online registration now closed

Online registration for the 7th Military Orders conference is now closed. We are pleased to announce that all paper proposals have been accepted for presentation at the conference.

If any latecomers still wish to attend the conference, this may be possible to arrange; please email the Conference Administrator, Pamela Willis.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Registration deadline extended

Registration for the Military Orders conference will now be accepted until 28 February, in order to accommodate numerous expressions of interest we have received after the initial deadline. Note that communication proposals will also continue to be considered until this new deadline. Attendees who do not intend to present papers of course remain equally welcome.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

MO7 Bursaries

We are happy to announce that the SSCLE (Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East) has provided funds to secure two bursaries worth up to £250 each. An anonymous donor has also provided funds to secure five bursaries worth up to £100 each.

Applicants for bursaries should be either Ph.D. students or early-career scholars (who have received their doctorate within the last ten years) who will be presenting a communication at the conference. To apply, email a short statement of intent, of not more than 500 words, to the conference administrator, Pamela Willis.

You will be informed of the Organizing Committee's decision of whether to award a grant within a maximum period of 30 days from the date of your application.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Joglaresa

We are happy to announce that entertainment on the Friday evening (8th September) will be provided by leading medieval ensemble Joglaresa, who will perform The Scimitar and the Sword, a programme inspired by the responses of medieval Christians, Arabs and Jews to the Crusades.

As the conference draws closer, we will continue to confirm further details of the MO7 programme.


Sunday, 4 December 2016

MO6 proceedings now available

Please note that the proceedings of the previous conference, held in September 2013, are now available from Routledge.

Owing to the large number of papers included, the proceedings are published as two volumes:


  • The Military Orders, Volume 6.i: Culture and Conflict in the Mediterranean World
  • The Military Orders, Volume 6.ii Culture and Conflict in Western and Northern Europe
  • Thursday, 10 November 2016

    Accommodation for MO7 delegates

    Attendees at the 7th Military Orders Conference are expected to arrange their own accommodation for the duration of the conference.

    As the conference will be held in central London, there are a very large number of possible places to stay. We've collected details of a number of suggested options, all within an easy distance of St John's Gate; please see the PDF file below for further information.

    MO7 Accommodation Suggestions (PDF)