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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

**Relocating for Easter Term 2018** Now: Room 20 at Sidney Sussex College's Jesus Lane Site (next to Pizza Express)



Robert Evans: rae32

Claire Burridge: cpsb2

Easter 2017

May 10th

Ana Núñez (History, Cambridge)

Claiming the Holy Land: On the Christian Appropriation of Jersalem in Latin Itineraria and the Gesta Francorum


May 24th 

Dr Mike Humphreys (History, Cambridge)

Judicial Shaving in Byzantium, c. 600-900


June 7th 

Dr Tom Lambert (History, Cambridge)

Feuding, Anthropology, and De Obsessione Dunelmi


June 21st

End of year Garden Party!

Timing and location tbc



Previous Term: 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!