Medieval 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 Jiazhu Hu or Dana Weaver.

Candlemas Semester 2018-19
All sessions on a Wednesday at 5.15pm in the New Seminar Room, unless otherwise indicated.



January 30th: Laura Castro Royo - An approach to Persian illustrated manuscripts through the Book of Kings (1010)

February 6th: Áron Kecskés - A feudal state of mind? Lordship in the eleventh-century Val de Liri

February 13th: Abigail Hartman - Mors dolenda, mors plangenda: Death and the Afterlife of Simon de Montfort

February 20th: Jiazhu Hu - The 1316 Disputes between the Cinque Ports and Great Yarmouth: how to quarrel in petitionary language

February 27th: Laura Bernardazzi - Learning how to fight: understanding medieval fight books

March 6th: Andrew Cecchinato, Will Eves, and Sarah White - Civil Law, Common Law, Customary Law: 'Consonance, Divergence and Transformation in Western Europe from the late eleventh to the thirteenth centuries'.

March 13th: Daniel Armstrong - The Norman Conquest of England, the Papacy, and the Papal Banner

April 3rd: Maria Merino Jaso - Riddles and Praise: a Letter to Charlemagne

April 10th: Ingrid Ivarsen - The Witan Clan

April 17th: Timothy Owens - Peter I of Cyprus and the decision to attack Alexandria in 1365