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.
All sessions on a Wednesday at 5.15 pm in the New Seminar Room, unless otherwise indicated.
Timothy Owens - “Inconsistencies in Philippe de Mézières’ narratives of the Alexandria Crusade, 1365”
Sarah Greer - “Sophia the Proud? Gender and Imperial Identity in the Gandersheim Conflict”
Lydia Hayes - “Who was Mary Magdalene? Asking an unanswered mediæval question in the modern day”
Kosuke Nakada - “The Apostles Peter and Paul in Armenia: Transfer of Christian Material Culture in the Tenth-Century Byzantine World”
Saif Beg - “Religious Conversion and the Chagatai Khanate: A view from the Tarikh-I-Rashidi”
Rory MacLellan - “A Knight for all seasons: changing visions of the military order, c.1120-1892”
Philip Riding - "Lordship, Autonomy and Centralisation in Medieval Syria: The Case of Sahyun - 1188-1271"
Ingrid Fagernes Ivarsen - ' Some non-Wulfstan Connections between Law and Homily in Anglo-Saxon England’
Dr Daniel Spencer - “The Development of Gunpowder Weapons in Late Medieval England” – RHS Seminar
21 April (Friday)
Will Eves - “Text and Reality: Interpreting Bracton with Plea Roll Evidence”