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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 9 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)

Lent 2018


January 25

Jesse Harrington, University of Cambridge – ‘Anselmiad?: Aeneas, Saint Anselm, and Pope Urban II at the 1098 Council of Bari’


February 8

Jennifer Ruggier, University of Cambridge - 'Prophecy and the Construction of Identity in Adam Usk’s Chronicle'


February 22 - In Room 10 

Caitlin Naylor, Aberystwyth University – ‘Narrative and the Experience of Time in Anglo-Norman England



Medievalists movie night - Les Visiteurs (1993). Hosted in conjunction with GEMS