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Past events

Orosius’ description of the world: influence, adaptation and interpolation

Thursday 23 November 2017

Centre for Medieval Literatures Seminar Alfred Hieatt (Queen Mary University London)

Reconstructing the Medieval Islamic Rock Crystal ‘Industry’

Thursday 16 November 2017

Jeremy Johns (University of Oxford) Part of the Islamic Art Circle Lecture Series

The Wisdom of Some Short Poems in the Exeter Book

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Eric Stanley (emeritus, Oxford)

William the Conqueror and The Harrying of the North 1069-70: Contexts and Perspectives

Tuesday 14 November 2017

David Bates (University of East Anglia)

Medieval Pilgrims' Books: Some Evidence, and Problems of Evidence

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Anthony Bale (Birkbeck)

The Arts of Pilgrimage

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Qaisra Khan (British Museum) Part of the Islamic Art Circle lecture series

Monastic Legacies: Memory and the Biography of Place

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Roberta Gilchrist (University of Reading)

Research and Publishing the Medieval Now

Friday 7 July 2017

This York Colloquium honours Caroline Palmer's strong commitment to the interdisciplinarity of medieval studies, long exemplified in vigorous publishing on literature and history at Boydell and Brewer and more recently in Caroline's advocacy of material culture as an important strand of interdisciplinary medievalist publishing.

Powerful Emotions/Emotions and Power c. 400-1850

Wednesday 28 June 2017

An interdisciplinary conference jointly organised by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and the Centres for Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York.


Monday 19 June 2017

Storytelling is a fundamentally human activity that bridges the past and present, the local and the international. Stories, whether they were intended to or not, are communicated through many mediums: art, stained glass, buildings, manuscripts and oral accounts. This conference will explore what and how various stories are told through these mediums.

British Library Public Engagement Seminar

Monday 12 June 2017

Drawing on examples from their recent publications, co-curated exhibitions and outreach work at the British Library, Kathleen Doyle and Scot McKendrick will discuss how to present specialist knowledge to a general audience. This will be a unique opportunity to learn more about wider issues of impact and public engagement.

Casting the Real - Reproduction, Translation and Interpretation in Petrach's Time

Thursday 4 May 2017

An international workshop looking at the ways fourteenth-century poets, intellectuals, doctors, and artists engaged with issues of translation, casting, embalming, and quantification.

Construction, Reconstruction and Collection: recent stained glass research

Thursday 4 May 2017

Stained Glass Research School PhD Symposium

Medieval Psalters as Witnesses to Liturgical Song: The Iberian Case

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Dr Emma Hornby (University of Bristol)

At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic c. 1400-1600

Friday 3 March 2017

Multi-speaker, interdisciplinary one-day conference on the late and early modern domestic environment "at close quarters".

A Workshop on the Sainte Chapelle (Paris)

Tuesday 28 February 2017

The Sainte-Chapelle is a royal chapel within the medieval Palais de la Cité in Paris.

The Patron’s Window and a Travelling Artist: Hans Schäufelein in Schwaz

Monday 13 February 2017

History of Art Research Seminar

In Their Mother Tongue: The use of vernacular languages in medieval liturgy

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Medieval Literatures & Languages Research School Seminar

Wolves, ravens and troll-women: 1066 in Old Norse History and Literature

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Erin Goeres (University College London)

Navigating the Church in Twelfth-Century England

Monday 30 January 2017

Dr Karl Kinsella (University of York)


Tuesday 17 January 2017

A Lightning Rods session organised by the Humanities Research Centre.

Rethinking Reform 900-1150: The Languages of Reform

Friday 6 January 2017

One-day workshop on the theme of Rethinking Reform 900-1150: The Languages of Reform