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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, from 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 graduate students (MPhil and above) from any department who have an interest in the central and late medieval 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 workshop their ideas and to receive friendly and constructive feedback.

Meetings are held on Thursdays in Room 10 of the History Faculty from 10.00am - 11.00am. Coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries will be provided.


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Savannah Pine (smp76)

Davor Salihovic (ds802)


Lent Term 2020

23 January

            Katherine Dixon (University of Cambridge)

            Mirk and memory  *CANCELLED* RESCHEDULED FOR EASTER TERM 


6 February

            Joel Lipson (University of Cambridge)

            A hunt that did not happen: the Peterborough Procession of 1127


20 February

            Chelsea Silva (University of California, Riverside)

            'Betwix my God and me': visual impairment in the Shewings of Julian of Norwich *CANCELLED*


5 March

            Angus Russell (University of Cambridge)

            Exemption charters and the institutionalization of fiscal norms in late medieval Moscow *CANCELLED* RESCHEDULED FOR EASTER TERM