On 25-26 June, Stirling will mark the 700th Anniversary of Robert Bruce’s victory over Edward II of England at the battle of Bannockburn by holding a two day conference. Set to take place at Forth Valley College’s new Drip Road campus the event will bring together scholars working on the military, archaeological, environmental, literary and heritage history of the battle and should be of interest to scholars, students, heritage practitioners and interested members of the public alike.
A book fayre is also planned with relevant publication on display from Brepols, Brill, Birlinn, Ashgate and Shaun Tyas press, including conference organiser Michael Penman’s new book, Robert the Bruce: King of the Scots (Yale University Press). This work, along with a number of the conference papers, focuses on the events of Bruce’s reign as King after Bannockburn and challenges a number of assumptions, not least where he was born, how he died and where his body was buried.
Conference fee: £55 waged, £35 student/retired (including lunches).