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Graduate Early Medieval Seminar (GEMS)


GEMS is a workshop covering every aspect of Early Medieval European, Byzantine, and Mediterranean History in roughly the period 500 AD–1050 AD. GEMS welcomes post-graduate students who wish to present papers and works in progress to their peers for practice and friendly feedback.

Sessions take place at 4pm in Room 5 of the Faculty.



Robert Evans: rae32

Claire Burridge: cpsb2

Lent 2017

January 25th

Emma Brownlee (Archaeology, Cambridge)

Changing Burials, Changing Cultures: An Archaeological Approach to Seventh-Century Europe


February 8th

Claire Burridge (History, Cambridge)

Reconsidering The Use(s) of Incense: A Medical Perspective


February 22nd

Prof Rosamond McKitterick (History, Cambridge)

The Church and the Law in the Early Middle Ages


March 8th

Medieval Movie Night with CALM!

Film tbc – please let us know if you have suggestions!



Previous Term: Michaelmas 2017

October 19th

Prof Leslie Abrams (ASNC, Cambridge)

How to Convert Your Vikings: A Problem for the Frankish Church


November 2nd

Lenneke Van Raaij (Centre for Medieval Studies, Exeter)

Searching for local pasts in liturgical sources in tenth-century Trier


November 16th

Dr Javier Martínez Jiménez (Classics, Cambridge)

Nulla provincia est, quae peritos et ingeniosos homines habeat: Building experts in the post-Roman world


December 7th

Roundtable discussion in conjunction with CALM! Theme: GARDENS