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 Vittorio Mattioli or Tim Owens.

Candlemas Semester 2016-17

All sessions on a Wednesday at 5.15 pm in the New Seminar Room, unless otherwise indicated.

25 January
Timothy Owens - “Inconsistencies in Philippe de Mézières’ narratives of the Alexandria Crusade, 1365”

1 February
Sarah Greer - “Sophia the Proud? Gender and Imperial Identity in the Gandersheim Conflict”

8 February
Lydia Hayes - “Who was Mary Magdalene? Asking an unanswered mediæval question in the modern day”

15 February
Kosuke Nakada - “The Apostles Peter and Paul in Armenia: Transfer of Christian Material Culture in the Tenth-Century Byzantine World”

22 February
Saif Beg - “Religious Conversion and the Chagatai Khanate: A view from the Tarikh-I-Rashidi”

1 March
Rory MacLellan - “A Knight for all seasons: changing visions of the military order, c.1120-1892”

8 March
Philip Riding - "Lordship, Autonomy and Centralisation in Medieval Syria: The Case of Sahyun - 1188-1271"

29 March
Ingrid Fagernes Ivarsen - ' Some non-Wulfstan Connections between Law and Homily in Anglo-Saxon England’

5 April
M.Litt. Presentations

12 April
M.Litt. Presentations

19 April
Dr Daniel Spencer - “The Development of Gunpowder Weapons in Late Medieval England” – RHS Seminar

21 April (Friday)
Spring Party

26 April
Will Eves - “Text and Reality: Interpreting Bracton with Plea Roll Evidence”

3 May
Movie Night