Shee, you guys just aren’t interested in peasants and agriculture, are you? Oh well, there are other sorts of content, as you can see from this here seminar schedule. I copy and paste freely below, but it’s already on the web too. Looks like a good program, papers from all over rather than the somewhat late and English flavour we’d been developing. I seem to be better to grips with teaching planning this semester (knowing you’ll be teaching helps, who’d-a thunk) so I hope to make it to a few and, of course, report.
EARLIER MIDDLE AGES SEMINAR
Institute of Historical Research
Ecclesiastical History Room. Wednesdays, 5.30
- 20 January: Katherine Harvey (King’s College London): ‘The piety of King John’
- 27 January: Jonathan Conant (San Diego, California): ‘Staying Roman: conquest and identity in Africa and the Mediterranean, 439−700’
- 3 February: Mayke De Jong (University of Utrecht): ‘The penitential state − a year later’
- 10 February: Simon Draper (University of Gloucestershire): ‘The landscape of place-names in early medieval Gloucestershire and Wiltshire’
- 17 February: Sylvie Joye (University of Reims): ‘Abduction and elopement in early medieval Europe’
- 24 February: Peter Sarris (Trinity College, Cambridge): ‘Aristocrats, peasants and the state in Byzantium, 600−1100’
- 3 March: To be confirmed.
- 10 March: Roy Flechner (Trinity College, Cambridge): ‘What can canon law tell us about the Gregorian mission to Kent?’
- 17 March: Andrea Augenti (University of Ravenna): ‘Ravenna: founding a capital, imagining a community’