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)


    Thursday, 20 October 2016

    Registration and Call for Papers now open!

    We are pleased to provide further details of the 7th Military Orders Conference.

    As previously announced, the conference will take place 7-10 September 2017, at St John’s Gate, London EC1M 4DA. The theme is Piety, Pugnacity and Property.

    Proposals for 20 minute papers concerning any aspect of the history of the military orders are invited. The title and a synopsis of up to 250 words, in English, should be submitted through Eventbrite, along with conference registration, at: http://the-military-orders-conference-2017.eventbrite.co.uk.

    Please register your details on Eventbrite by 31st January, 2017. The conference standard fee is £100 or, for students, £55 payable through the Eventbrite site. It is necessary to register in order to submit a proposal but, should any proposal be deemed unsuitable, a refund will be available if you no longer wish to attend. Please note that you do not need to give a paper to attend. A selection of the conference proceedings will be published, see the publishing guidelines for details.

    Conference participants will be responsible for finding their own accommodation but a list of suggestions and contact details, including Rosebery Hall (LSE), will be posted on this site soon.

    Information about bursaries will also be added shortly. If you would like to help the conference be more accessible for young scholars, and could contribute any funds to the LCSC, please contact Michael Heslop. Any contribution would be very much appreciated.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Administrator, Pamela Willis.

    Monday, 11 April 2016

    2017 LCSC Conference Announced

    'Knights of Christ'
    (Courtesy of
    Wikimedia Commons)

    The Military Orders: Piety, Pugnacity and Property


    7th International Conference, 7-10 September 2017, St John's Gate, Clerkenwell, London.


    Call for Papers and registration will be announced in October 2016.


    Further details to be announced shortly.