Mediaeval History Postgraduate Seminar Series

The Postgraduate Mediæval History Seminar series is intended to provide a space for postgraduates at all stages (from MLitts to final year PhDs) to present ideas, discuss research issues, and get some practical experience before conferences, submissions, etc. Refreshments are provided, and after each session we adjourn to the speaker's choice of pub for a more informal discussion.

If you would like to present a paper, please contact either Maria Merino Jaso or Rory MacLellan.

Martinmas Semester 2017-18
All sessions on a Wednesday at 5.15pm in the New Seminar Room, unless otherwise indicated.



September 20th
Dr Michael French - A welcome to Postgraduate Life

September 27th
Ethan Birney - Was Abbot Walter an Angevin Supporter: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Thesis

October 4th
Dr Kenneth Goudie - ‘Syrian’ Doctrine of Jihad? Scholarly Migration and Jihad in the Eighth Century

October 11th
Piotr Potocki - In Search of Community Identity: Victorian Catholicism and Scotland's Medieval Past.

October 18th
Kosuke Nakada - 'God Save the Emperor': Roman-Armenian Relations in Book Two of Uxtanes, The History of Armenians

November 1st
Fran Murray - Beyond Ritual: Royal Weeping in the Ottonian Reich

November 8th
Sarah White - Thomas the Wolf v. Richard of Abingdon (c.1292-94): A Case Study on Arguments Based in Written Law

November 15th
Alastair Ayton - The Lord Edward's Lesson in Lordship, 1254-1258

November 22nd
Jiiazhu Hu - Petitions from the Cinque Ports in the fourteenth century

November 29th
Timothy Owens - Philippe de Mezieres and fourth-century crusade strategy