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Medieval History Seminar

Lent Term 2020


ALL SEMINARS on THURSDAYS at 4 p.m. in the Boardroom of the History Faculty


16th January

Prof Robert Berkhofer (Western Michigan)
‘Understanding Medieval Forgeries: The Example of Saint Peter's, Ghent’


30th January

Prof Roberta Gilchrist (Reading)
‘The Materiality of Magic in Medieval Scotland: the Ritual Lives of People and Things’


13th February

Prof Laurent Feller (CNRS, Paris)
‘Growth and Peasant Labour in the 10–13th Centuries. Between Constraint, Consent and Economic Mechanisms’


27th February

Prof Naomi Standen (Birmingham)
‘Taking China out of premodern global history: bodies, threads and fabrics'


12th March - cancelled due to industrial action

Prof Monica Green (Arizona State)
‘What Every Medievalist Should Know About Plague: Lessons from Biology and History’


Lent Term 2020 programme - print version


Professor John Arnold

Dr Andrew Spencer


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Seminar presentations by third-year PhD students, 2014-15

Daniel Neary

Contesting the 'Church of the Bishops': Christian Dissidence in Palestine after Chalcedon (21 mins, 29:01:15)

Lizzie Gilbert

The letters of Thomas Beckington and William Millington (20 mins, 15:01:15)

Hazel Freestone

Married clergy in England and Normandy, 1050-1150 (26 mins, 15:01:2015)

Emily Ward

A Comparative Look at Guardianship Arrangements for Child Kings, c.1050 - c.1165 (25 mins, 27:11:14)

Peter Lunga
The context and purpose of legendary genealogies in northern England and Iceland c. 1120 - c. 1230 (35 mins, 27:11:14)

Sam Ottewill-Soulsby
"Useless Peace”: Carolingian-Umayyad Diplomacy, 810-820 (30 mins, 13:11:14)

Jacob Currie
St Alban's Abbey and the Law, c. 1327-1396 (20 mins, 13:11:14)

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