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OU Hosts Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 09:45 to Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 17:00
Hub Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

The Open University will be hosting their annual two-day conference on spaces and places on 23-24 February 2018

The conference will examine life in buildings, institutions and broader geographical areas from a variety of perspectives and will consider the following questions:

  • How were medieval and early modern spaces adapted and transformed through the movement of material and immaterial things?
  • Which particular aspects of political, social and economic infrastructures enabled the exchange of objects and ideas?
  • To what extent did a sense of place depend upon the activities taking place there?

Provisional conference programme.

Conference registration is open, please register now. There is a registration fee for attendees.


The Open University is located just outside of Milton Keynes centre. If you would like to stay overnight, we suggest that you book a room at a nearby hotel: Kents Hill ( This hotel provides a special discount to Open University-related events, so please mention that you are booking with the Open University when booking—this discount can’t be applied to any external sites, so you’ll need to book it directly with the hotel.


Please find the directions to The Open University’s campus at Walton Hall and the map showing the University’s location.

The conference will take place in the University’s Hub Theatre. Please see the map of the campus with a detail of the hub theatre.

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