2018

Interpreting and Preserving the Cultural Heritage: A Conference in Honour of David Park

Friday 14 December 2018

Keynote speakers: Christopher Norton and Sharon Cather Other speakers include: Jessica Barker, Michael Carter, Anna Eavis, Eric Fernie, Sandy Heslop, Francesca Piqué, Pu Lan, Stephen Rickerby, Lisa Shekede, Géraldine Victoir, Paul Williamson, Christopher Wilson, and Lorinda Wong.

Writing en route in the Middle Ages

Thursday 22 November 2018

A Centre for Medieval Literature Videoseminar.

‘“We come with passports instead of swords” unpacking the 1926 Mediterranean Pilgrimage of the Order of St John’

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Research seminar by Mike Horswell (Visiting Tutor, Oxford), discussant: Harry Munt (History). Co-organized with the Department of History and the York Asia Research Network. All are welcome to attend.

Imperialising Old English: The Battle of Brunanburh

Tuesday 20 November 2018

The latest in the York Medieval Lecture Series.

Persian Classics today: contemporary visual interpretations of Medieval Literature

Thursday 15 November 2018

Part of the Islamic Art Circle lecture series.

Materializing transition: the material culture of the Norman conquest of the north

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Our first Normans in the North lecture for this academic year. We all know the story of 1066, but what does the material culture of the period tell us? Well, come and find out.

Looking for John Thornton: The Great East Window of York Minster revisited

Monday 12 November 2018

Part of the History of Art seminar series.

The MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management 10th Anniversary Master Class.

Saturday 10 November 2018

The Great East Window of York Minster - 10 Years On

‘Medievalism and Imperial Modernity: from the “Global Medievalist Moment” to Today’

Thursday 8 November 2018

Research seminar by Oleg Benesch (History). Co-organized with the York Asia Research Network. All are welcome to attend.

Uttering Nonsense: "Gibberish" and Linguistic Eschatology in Early Medieval Europe

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Our Medieval Literature Seminar for this term.

The introduction of wheel-made pottery in the Viking settlements of England

Friday 2 November 2018

The first confirmed Viking Studies Research Group meeting for 2018/19.

Incommensurability in Holbein’s Ambassadors

Monday 15 October 2018

Part of the History of Art research seminar series.

Exploring the Impact of Scandinavian Settlement on Rural Communities in Eastern Yorkshire

Friday 12 October 2018

All welcome for our first Viking Studies meeting of term.

The Future of Medieval Studies

Friday 22 June 2018

Join the Centre for Medieval Studies to discuss 'The Future of Medieval Studies'. The one day workshop will be split into three sessions, 'When and Where are the Middle Ages', 'New Approaches: Networking the Middle Ages' and finally 'Beyond the Academy'.

Shameless sinners and superstitious amulets: translating the Gospel in the Viking Age

Friday 15 June 2018

Our final Viking Studies Research Group meeting of this term will see Dr Nik Gunn (York alumnus and current UCL Teaching Fellow) deliver a talk on Anglo-Saxon translations of the Gospel, and the process of conversion of Norse-speaking populations.

Immigrants: An English controversy, 1250-1500

Thursday 14 June 2018

The Aylmer Lecture is a highlight of the Department of History's annual programme of events. This year, Professor Mark Ormrod will speak on 'Immigrants: An English controversy, 1250-1500.'

Beer and Beowulf: Fantastic Poetry

Wednesday 13 June 2018

A retinue of reciters from the Centre for Medieval Studies, led by Matthew Townend, will perform a selection of Anglo-Saxon and Norse poetry, both in translation and in the original, this year on the theme of the strange and fantastic.

The Afterlives of Medieval Kings

Monday 11 June 2018

When it comes to the reputations of medieval kings, anything is possible.

Medieval Magical Creatures

Sunday 10 June 2018

As part of the day on Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Ron Cooke Hub, join researchers from the University of York's Centre for Medieval Studies, and Durham University in taking a closer look at the fantastic creatures and strange monsters that pop up in medieval art and literature.

The Qur’ans of Uljaytu

Wednesday 6 June 2018

The Mongol Ilkhanate (1256-1353) was established in north-west Iran after the invasions led by Hulegu, the grandson of Genghis-khan. Despite the initial destruction that the conquests brought, Ilkhanid rule heralded a period where the arts of the book flourished with the production of both religious and secular texts.

The Question of Middle English Romance

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Questions litter the English romances, variously rudimentary, enigmatic, preposterous. And the answers they elicit are often strange or estranging.

Transmissions and Translations, 2-3 June 2018

Saturday 2 June 2018

The latest N/EMICS conference, co-organised by History of Art postgraduate students at the University of York.

Caliphs, Popes and Gold: Money and Long-Distance Connections in the Early Middle Ages

Tuesday 29 May 2018

One of the most celebrated Anglo-Saxon coins is a gold piece naming Offa, king of the Mercians (757-96), which closely imitates a gold dinar of the Abbasid caliph al-Mansur. It encapsulates a fascinating series of cultural interconnections which bound Anglo-Saxon England to the rest of mainland Europe and, ultimately, to the Muslim world.

“Archbishop Wulfstan and the Peace of God”

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Prof. Katy Cubitt will deliver the next lecture in the York Medieval Lecture Series.

Elite and Community Rituals at Scandinavian Assembly Sites

Friday 25 May 2018

Dr Alexandra Sanmark will deliver the second in our Viking Studies Research Group talks this term.

"Shakespeare's Bibles"

Thursday 24 May 2018

Debora K Shuger is a Professor of English at UCLA.

Problematics of European Literary History, 1559-1648

Thursday 24 May 2018

Warren Boutcher is a Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London.

The Ordered Universe Project: Interdisciplinary Readings of Robert Grosseteste’s Scientific Opuscula

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Come and hear Prof. Tom McLeish (University of York) talk about "The Ordered University Project".

Vikings, Diversity, and Religion: Scholarly Tools or Wishful Thinking?

Friday 4 May 2018

There is a growing acceptance that there was no such thing as “Viking” culture, and that imposing modern categories onto Iron Age society can be deeply misleading. Nonetheless, employing labels like “Viking” and “religion” can help distinguish their subject matter from neighbouring concepts like “Anglo-Saxon” and “magic”, however anachronistic such categories might seem when studying the late Iron Age.

The Business of Faith: Inquisition and Crime in the Middle Ages

Friday 20 April 2018

Part of the White Rose Collaboration Fund Public Lecture Series on Marginalisation and the Law: Medieval and Modern

Criminalisation, Civil Order and Exclusion

Thursday 19 April 2018

Part of the White Rose Collaboration Fund Public Lecture Series - Marginalisation and the Law: Medieval and Modern.

Collectors and Collections

Saturday 3 March 2018

One day Stained Glass Masterclass, organised for the students of the MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management at the University of York, and open to the General Public. Speakers include Dr Ute Bednarz (CVMA Potsdam), Anna Eavis (English Heritage), Dr Marie Groll, (independent scholar), Dr Joseph Spooner (CVMA, GB), Dr Ivo Rauch (University of York).

Danelaw Stories: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the Conquest

Tuesday 27 February 2018

The 4th Lecture in the Normans in the North Lecture Series

The Outbreak of the French Wars of Religion: an Anglo-Scottish dimension

Wednesday 21 February 2018

The outbreak of the French Wars of Religion: an Anglo-Scottish dimenson

A reconsideration of the reign of King Fulk and Queen Melisende of Jerusalem: a partnership in power?

Wednesday 14 February 2018

A reconsideration of the reign of King Fulk and Queen Melisende of Jerusalem: a partnership in power?

Lordship, Violence and Very Small Churches in Southern France, c. 1000-1200

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Lordship, Violence and Very Small Churches in Southern France, c. 1000-1200