Sunday, 11 December 2016


We are happy to announce that entertainment on the Friday evening (8th September) will be provided by leading medieval ensemble Joglaresa, who will perform The Scimitar and the Sword, a programme inspired by the responses of medieval Christians, Arabs and Jews to the Crusades.

As the conference draws closer, we will continue to confirm further details of the MO7 programme.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

MO6 proceedings now available

Please note that the proceedings of the previous conference, held in September 2013, are now available from Routledge.

Owing to the large number of papers included, the proceedings are published as two volumes:

  • The Military Orders, Volume 6.i: Culture and Conflict in the Mediterranean World
  • The Military Orders, Volume 6.ii Culture and Conflict in Western and Northern Europe
  • Thursday, 10 November 2016

    Accommodation for MO7 delegates

    Attendees at the 7th Military Orders Conference are expected to arrange their own accommodation for the duration of the conference.

    As the conference will be held in central London, there are a very large number of possible places to stay. We've collected details of a number of suggested options, all within an easy distance of St John's Gate; please see the PDF file below for further information.

    MO7 Accommodation Suggestions (PDF)

    Thursday, 20 October 2016

    Registration and Call for Papers now open!

    We are pleased to provide further details of the 7th Military Orders Conference.

    As previously announced, the conference will take place 7-10 September 2017, at St John’s Gate, London EC1M 4DA. The theme is Piety, Pugnacity and Property.

    Proposals for 20 minute papers concerning any aspect of the history of the military orders are invited. The title and a synopsis of up to 250 words, in English, should be submitted through Eventbrite, along with conference registration, at:

    Please register your details on Eventbrite by 31st January, 2017. The conference standard fee is £100 or, for students, £55 payable through the Eventbrite site. It is necessary to register in order to submit a proposal but, should any proposal be deemed unsuitable, a refund will be available if you no longer wish to attend. Please note that you do not need to give a paper to attend. A selection of the conference proceedings will be published, see the publishing guidelines for details.

    Conference participants will be responsible for finding their own accommodation but a list of suggestions and contact details, including Rosebery Hall (LSE), will be posted on this site soon.

    Information about bursaries will also be added shortly. If you would like to help the conference be more accessible for young scholars, and could contribute any funds to the LCSC, please contact Michael Heslop. Any contribution would be very much appreciated.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Administrator, Pamela Willis.

    Monday, 11 April 2016

    2017 LCSC Conference Announced

    'Knights of Christ'
    (Courtesy of
    Wikimedia Commons)

    The Military Orders: Piety, Pugnacity and Property

    7th International Conference, 7-10 September 2017, St John's Gate, Clerkenwell, London.

    Call for Papers and registration will be announced in October 2016.

    Further details to be announced shortly.