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Graduate Early Medieval Seminar (GEMS)

Workshop

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


 

Convenors:

Robert Evans: rae32

Claire Burridge: cpsb2


Michaelmas 2018

October 18th

Tom Langley (Classics, Cambridge)

Being a City of God: The Idea of the City in 4th-Century Byzantine Martyr Homilies

 

November 1st

FILM NIGHT with CALM

~*~  Monty Python and the Holy Grail ~*~

NOTE: Meeting at 19:30 for pizza / film starts at 20:00 / Location tbc

 

November 15th 

Dr Ben Guy (ASNC, Cambridge)

Defining the gens in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland: Language, Descent, and the Evidence of the Genealogical Corpora

 

December 7th

End-of-term Roundtable

Theme: MONSTERS

 

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Previous Term:  Easter 2018

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