Law, Custom and Ritual in the Medieval Mediterranean – Day Three

Society for the Medieval Mediterranean Conference 2015: Law, Custom and Ritual in the Medieval Mediterranean – Day Three

The final morning of the conference is underway after a wonderful evening spent at the Old Palace last night.  Everyone was in high spirits and had a great time relaxing with friends, old and new.

This morning the sessions focused on justice and legal and material culture.  Speakers included Lincoln’s own Rob Portass, Fernando Luis Corral, Inaki Martin Viso, Miriam Wissa, James Powers, Kati Ihnat, Leonard Chiarelli, Ada Kuskowski and a special Skype conference call from Anna Adashinskaya who delivered her paper from Russia! Topics were diverse; ranging from tenth century justice systems to law, custom and colonialism in the crusader states.  The discussions that followed were very animated and thought-provoking.

Antonella and Jamie rounded up the conference with the news that the fifth Medieval Mediterranean conference will be held in Ghent, 2017.

We hope all delegates enjoyed the conference and had a great time exploring the beautiful and historical city of Lincoln (despite the weather!).  We would like to thank Jamie and Antonella, Simon Barton, delegates who delivered keynote speeches and papers and all those who contributed to making the fourth Medieval Mediterranean Conference such a success. Until next time!