Seminar schedules in my part of the world

I’m so far behind with content at the moment that it’s not funny: lots of stuff written up before life got very busy and then no time to post it and deal with comments etc. However, some news that will go off unless it gets posted pretty rapidly is that the various seminar series that I try and keep track of have now pretty much all got their programs online for this term and I thought, for my own benefit as much as anything, I’d collect them all in one post. Here goes:


Institute of Historical Research

  • Earlier Middle Ages Seminar (Wednesdays, 17:30, Ecclesiastical History Room unless stated otherwise)
    • 14 October: Neil McLynn (University of Oxford), ‘Damasus of Rome: a Fourth-Century Pope in Context’
    • 21 October: Richard Morris OBE, ‘Lastingham Revisited’, Sir David Wilson Lecture in Medieval Studies, held jointly with UCL Institute of Archaeology & British Museum Medieval Seminar, Lecture Theatre G6 at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL
    • 28 October: Peter Turner (University of Oxford), ‘Augustine in the Garden and Beyond’
    • 4 November: Eljas Oksanen (King’s College, London), ‘Diplomatic Relations between England and Flanders in the Twelfth Century’
    • 11 November: Tom Lambert (University of Durham), ‘Theft, Violence and Crime: Royal Law and Legal Power in Anglo-Saxon England’
    • 18 November: Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews), ‘Reginald of Prum in Twelfth-Century Durham’
    • 25 November: Julie Mumby (King’s College, London), ‘The Descent of Family Land in Late Anglo-Saxon England’
    • 2 December: Caroline Goodson and John Arnold (Birkbeck University, London), ‘Resounding Community: Medieval Bells, their Origins and their Uses’
    • 9 December: Peter Heather (King’s College, London), ‘Predatory Migration and the First Millennium’
  • London Society for Medieval Studies (Tuesdays, 19:00, Wolfson Room)
    • 20 October Magnus Ryan (Peterhouse, Cambridge), ‘Inalienability, indivisibility and succession: the kingdom in later medieval Roman-canon law’
    • 3 November Judith Herrin (King’s College, London), ‘The West meets the East: unexpected outcomes of the Ferrara-Florence council of 1438-39’
    • 17 November Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute, London), Medieval Latin texts on talismans and new finds in the Cairo Genizah’
    • 1 December William Day (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), ‘Florentine and other Italian personnel in foreign mints, c. 1200-1500′; this session will be preceded by the Society’s AGM at 18:45
    • 15 December Sheila Sweetinburgh (University of Kent, Canterbury), ‘The evolution of the English hospital: evidence from Kent and Wiltshire’; this session will be preceded by the Society’s Christmas party from 18:30 (IHR common room) – all welcome!
  • Elsewhere…

  • University College London Medieval Interdisciplinary Seminar (Mondays, 18:15, Room G09, Department of History, UCL, 24-25 Gordon Square, WC1E 6BT)
    • 28 September Robert Bartlett (St Andrews), ‘Saint-Making in the Middle Ages’
    • 23 November Caroline Humfress (Birkbeck), ‘The Episcopalis audientia: How (Not) to Make Sense of the Legal Evidence’
    • 7 December 2009 Marigold Norbye (UCL), ‘Diagrams of Power: Genealogical Trees in Medieval Chronicles’
  • Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies (Kings College London), Annual Lecture Series
    • 7 October: Professor Barbara H. Rosenwein (Loyola University, Chicago): ‘Emotional Communities & the Body’, a seminar discussion on Professor Rosenwein’s work in progress, Old Committee Room, Strand Campus, KCL, 17:30; download discussion paper here
    • 19 November: Professor John Gillingham, FBA (Emeritus Professor of History, London School of Economics and Political Science), ‘War & the Enslavement of Women and Children’, The Weston Room, Maughan Library, Chancery Lane, 17:30
  • Centre for Hellenic Studies, KCL, Late Antique & Byzantine Seminars, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford St, Waterloo Campus, KCL
    • 27 October: Marjolijne Janssen (Cambridge), ‘Observations on the language & metre of the Ptochoprodromika
    • 10 November: Elizabeth Jeffreys (Oxford), ‘Why read Byzantine literature?’, SPBS Lecture
    • 24 November: Stefania Gerevini (Courtauld Institute of Art), ‘Lost in Translation: the Byzantine treasury of the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena’
    • 8 December: Teresa Shawcross (Cambridge), ‘Conquest legitimised: The making of a Byzantine emperor in Crusader Constantinople (1204–1261)’
  • Cambridge

  • Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge, Late Antique, Byzantine and Early Medieval Seminar, Tuesdays 14:30, CRASSH
    • 13 October: Professor Leslie Brubaker (University of Birmingham), ‘Byzantine Iconoclasm did not exist – Why did we invent it?’
    • 27 October: Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins (Trinity College, University of Oxford), ‘The Last Statues of Antiquity’
    • 10 November: Professor Paul Fouracre (University of Manchester), ‘St Wilfred on the Continent: The View across the Channel’
    • 24 November: Professor Susannah Elm (University of California, Berkeley), title TBC
  • No further programme as yet from the UCL Institute of Archæology and British Museum Joint Medieval Seminar, but when there is I’ll back-form it into this.

    Edit: added the UCL Medieval Interdisciplinary Seminar and the London Society for Medieval Studies programs at the suggestion of Magistra et Mater.


9 responses to “Seminar schedules in my part of the world

  1. I hope we will hear more about this one:

    13 October: Professor Leslie Brubaker (University of Birmingham), ‘Byzantine Iconoclasm did not exist – Why did we invent it?’

    • I should make that one, given that it’s local and during work hours; paradoxically, the latter makes it easier… The London ones are probably mostly beyond me this term sadly.

  2. *wishes she were in the UK*

    Anything else going on I need to know about? if so, email me!

  3. Should you add in London Society for Medieval Studies programme? Though that’s not got much early history this time. There’s also the UCL interdisciplinary seminar which now has added Renaissance stuff.

  4. Drat — will do that. Keep forgetting.

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