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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 10 of the Faculty from 1.00pm - 2.30pm.  



Gabriele Passabì  (gp419)

Vedran Sulovsky (tvs423)

Easter Term 2019


May 9

Jesse Harrington (History, Cambridge) - 'Making an Irish Camino? Episcopal politics, church architecture, and the cults of St. Declan and Santiago in twelfth-century Ardmore'


May 23 

Elisa Lonati (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa & École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris) - 'How to transform a simple chronicle in a (too) complex universal history: The case of Helinand of Froidmont’s Chronicon'


June 6

Antonia Shacklock (History, Cambridge) - 'What can Henry III's piety reveal about his kingship?'

24 June - 3pm

End-of-Year Event with CALM:


**NOTE the date and time! MONDAY @ 3pm
We'll meet at Quayside (by Magdalene Bridge) - walk to take roughly 2 hours - followed by picnic/pub!