We are really excited that one of the keynote lectures of the #medievalaber conference will be given by Alheydis Plassmann. Alheydis is a historian of the Early Middle Ages working at the Universit├Ąt Bonn in Germany. Her research focusses in particular on comparisons between German and English history of the Early Middle Ages, as well as particular communities, like the Staufer, Welf and Norman dynasties. She is currently engaged in a research project on power and rulership in a transcultural perspective, in which she contributes to the sub-project on English kingship and the criticism of rulers. Alheydis spent some time in Aberystwyth during her degree, so it will be great to have her back!

For more information about the other keynote speakers and the rest of the conference, please see our Conference 2018 page.