Conference registration for day delegates is now open

Booking for the full conference is now closed.  However, you can still register as a day delegate until 3rd July.


Bookings for the conference will close on 15th June 2013

Suggested Accommodation

Accommodation list This pdf includes information about possible accommodation in Stirling . It is not exhaustive and for further information please visit

Conference Registration is now open

The conference booking form is now available

Draft Programme

The draft programme for the Plantations amidst savagery conference is now available

Plantations Amidst Savagery?

First Call: Panel, Paper or Poster Proposals

The organisers invite proposals for sessions (panels of three papers), individual papers and posters by 1 June 2012.  Submissions are invited from all areas of monastic studies, but proposals which fall within the general scope of the following headings will be especially welcome.

• The Orders (monks, nuns and canons regular)                    

 • Monastic hospitals and medicine

• Colonist monks and native peoples                         

 • Economies and trade

• Monasteries and patrons                                          

 • Estates and estate-management

• Music 

• Water and aquatic resource management

• Liturgies and liturgical arrangements 

• Engineering and technology

• Literature and Learning • Interpreting for the non-academic public

• Art and architecture

 • Sources and data-management

• Secularisation and reform 

 • Virtual modelling

• Shrines and pilgrimages

 • Crafts and industries

Proposals for session panels should name a chair and up to three contributors.  Requests for multiple sessions on a linked theme will be considered.  Individual papers are also most welcome and will be grouped into sessions by the Organising Committee.  The languages of the conference are English and French and German.

Proposal outlines and enquiries by 1 June 2012 to:

Professor Richard Oram, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA United Kingdom.  Tel: 01786 467584.  Email: