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Central and Late Medieval History (CALM)

Graduate Conference Series


The Central and Late Medieval (CALM) workshop provides a platform for graduate students working on any topic of medieval history between c. 1000 and c. 1500.  Although run from the Faculty of History, we invite papers covering a broad cross-section of medieval culture including art, literature, architecture, music and theology across a wide geographical region from Iceland, Scandinavia and the West to Byzantium and the Middle East.  We welcome speakers from Cambridge and further afield.

We welcome all speakers from MPhil and above from whatever department who have an interest in the time period of the central and late medieval time period. We are a friendly and open workshop and invite papers from people at any stage of their research. We provide a supportive environment for people to trial their ideas and to have friendly and constructive feedback. Wine and cheese is provided.

Meetings are held on Thursdays in Room 11 of the Faculty from 4pm - 5.30pm.  We then go to the pub after the session and all are welcome.



David Runciman (dr421)

Tom Forster (tsf27)

Easter 2018


May 10

Vedran Sulovsky, University of Cambridge - 'The Five Funerals of Saint Charlemagne: The Universal Emperor's Dubious Path to a Questionable Particular Sanctity'


May 24

Laure Sigalla, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and the Ludwigs-Maximilians University, Munich, - 'Acts of Consecration in Medieval Catalonia'


June 7 

Gabriele Passabi, University of Cambridge - '"Ordiri telam narrationis": The Chronicle of Sigebert of Gembloux and the Rethinking of Tradition'

Emma Campbell, University of Cambridge – Title TBA