IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1635: Record, Memory, and the Making of History, II: Law and Administration

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:The National Archives
Organisers:Abigail Dorr, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Rebecca Searby, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Sean Cunningham, The National Archives, Kew
Paper 1635-aGoing on the Record: Memory and the Law Courts in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Euan Roger, The National Archives, Kew
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Historiography - Medieval, Law, Social History
Paper 1635-bSome Records Are Worth More than Others: The Perception, Use, and Reception of Final Concords Made in the Court of John, Count of Mortain
(Language: English)
Richard Daines, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1635-cOff the Record: Prosecuting a London Riot in 1517
(Language: English)
Shannon McSheffrey, Department of History, Concordia University, Montréal
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Historiography - Medieval, Law

Records – the official documents produced by court, crown, and clergy – construct our understanding of the medieval world. They provide insight into the economic, legal, and administrative practices of daily life. But do medieval records function beyond their customary role as depositaries for official information? How do records construct history? And whose history are they constructing? This session explores the relationship between record, memory, and the making of history through the administration of law in medieval England.