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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 12 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)

Michaelmas 2017


October 19

Spike Gibbs, University of Cambridge – ‘Felony Forfeiture at the Manor of Worfield, c.1370-c.1600’


November 2

Jesse Harrington, University of Cambridge - 'Vengeful and Cursing Saints in Twelfth-Century Ireland'


November 16

Liam Draycott, University of East Anglia – ‘Fortune and Providence: the Norman Conquest Through the Eyes of Herman the Archdeacon and his Contemporaries’


December 7

Gardens - Themed roundtable discussion in collaboration with Graduate Early Medieval Seminar (GEMS). Please let one of the conveners know during term if you would be willing to prepare a short (5-10minute) contribution on any piece of work or point of interest related to medieval gardens or thought connected to them.