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International Medieval Congress 2014

International Medieval Congress 2014 - Special Thematic Strand: Empire
Date: Monday, 7 July - Thursday, 10 July 2014
Details:
Organised by the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds. The Congress also hosts a series of events which are open to the general public. For further information please click here or contact the IMC at imc@leeds.ac.uk.

Past Events from 2013-14

Medieval Male Bonding and its Place in the History of Homosexuality
Date: Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 17.30-18.30
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Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Klaus van Eickels, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte unter Einbeziehung der Landesgeschichte, Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Bamberg
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk or see the Open Lectures Facebook page.

Royal Armouries Excursion
Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 13.00-17.00
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LUU Medieval Society
The tour will be given by Natalie Anderson and Iason Tzouriadis (both Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds) and will start from the Armouries Foyer at 13:00. For further details, please contact Rose Sawyer, roseasawyer@gmail.com or visit Twitter or Facebook.

20th Annual Medieval Group Research Afternoon
Date: Saturday, 26 October 2013, 14.00-17.00
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IMS Medieval Group
The Research Afternoon will be held in the Le Patourel Room, Parkinson, 4.06. The Programme for is available at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/about/medievalgroup1314.htm. For further details, contact email Emilia Jamroziak, e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.

Wearmouth and Jarrow: Northumbrian Monasteries in an Historic Landscape
Date: Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 17.30-18.30
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Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Sam Turner, Professor of Archaeology, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Newcastle University
Location: Centenary Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk or see the Open Lectures Facebook page.
The Importance of Being Harnest: Armour, Heraldry, and Recognition in the Late Medieval 'Mêlée'
Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Ralph Moffat, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow Museums
Location: Michael Sadler 3.11 (Grant Room), University of Leeds. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak or Iona McCleery, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk or e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.
The Medieval Manuscripts in the Special Collections of the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds - An Insight
Date: Friday, 1 November 2013, 17:30-19:30
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LUU Medieval Society
Speakers: William Flynn (Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds), Catherine Karkov (School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds), and N. Kivilcim Yavuz (Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds).
Location: Brotherton Room, Special Collections, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds. For further details, please contact Rose Sawyer, roseasawyer@gmail.com or visit Twitter or Facebook.

Strengths Less Ordinary of Grettir the Strong: Distributed Reading of the 'No Reaction' Formula in Grettis saga
Date: Monday, 4 November 2013, 17.00
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IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Slavica Rankovic, School of English, University of Leeds
Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.06 'Le Patourel Room'. Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, email e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.

Charlemagne, Benedict Levita, and the Labourers of Le Mans
Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 17.15
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'The Glory between Defeat and Disaster - Northumbrian Coinage 685-867' and 'Early Career Numismatics: Leeds, Asthallm and Beyond'
Date: Monday, 25 November 2013, 17.00
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IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speakers: Tony Abramson, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, and Lucy Moore, City Museum, Leeds
Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.06 'Le Patourel Room'. Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, email e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.

School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Location: Michael Sadler 3.11 (Grant Room), University of Leeds. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak or Iona McCleery, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk or e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.
'Killed the Boar, Shaved his Head': The Violent Death of King Richard III
Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 17.30-18.30
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Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Senior Curator for Edged Weapons, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk or see the Open Lectures Facebook page.

Christmas Party
Date: Monday, 9 December 2013, 17.00
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IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.06 'Le Patourel Room'. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, email e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.

A Game of Chains: Dynamics of Use of the Manuscripts of Bonaventure's Commentary to the Sentences in the Biblioteca Antoniana of Padua during the 14th and 15th Centuries
Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 17.15
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School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: René Hernández Vera, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler 3.11 (Grant Room), University of Leeds. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak or Iona McCleery, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk or e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.
Re-Mediating Sacred Topography and History: The Franciscans of Mount Zion and the Construction of a Cultural Memory of the Holy Land
Date: Monday, 27 January 2014, 17.00
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IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Michele Campopiano, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.06 'Le Patourel Room'. Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, email e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.

Scotland and the Scots in the French Literature of the 12th and 13th Centuries
Date: Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 17.15
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School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Hammond, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow
Location: Michael Sadler 3.40, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak or Iona McCleery, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk or e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.
'The devil on my tail': Clothing and Visual Culture in Medieval Exempla
Date: Monday, 17 February 2014, 17.00
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IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Cordelia Warr, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.06 'Le Patourel Room'. Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, email e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.

Mind, Body, and Voice in Medieval Writing
Date: Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 17.30-18.30
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Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Corinne Saunders, Professor of English Literature, Department of English Studies, Durham University and Associate Director, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk or see the Open Lectures Facebook page.
Martyrs, Masons, and the Municipality: Guild Drama and Communities in 15th-Century Ghent
Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 17.15
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School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Laura Crombie, Department of History, University of York
Location: Michael Sadler 3.11 (Grant Room), University of Leeds. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak or Iona McCleery, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk or e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.
The Falling Body of Eilmer the Flying Monk
Date: Monday, 10 March 2014, 17.15-19.15
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School of English Medieval and Early Modern Seminar Series
Speaker: James Paz, School of English, University of Leeds
Location: Alumni Room, School of English, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Jane Rickard, phone 0113 343 4770, email j.rickard@leeds.ac.uk
The First Imposition of a Badge on European Jews: Henry III of England's 1218 Mandate
Date: Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 17.30-18.30
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Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: John Tolan, Professeur d'Histoire et Directeur du Projet ERC 'RELMIN: Le statut légal des minorités religieuses dans l'espace euro-méditerranéen (Ve-XVe siècles)', Département d'Histoire, Université de Nantes
Location: Centenary Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk or see the Open Lectures Facebook page.
Summaries and Sound-Bites?: The Production of Excerpt Manuscripts of the Policraticus in England in the Later Middle Ages
Date: Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 17.15
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School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Lauren Moreau, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler 3.11 (Grant Room), University of Leeds. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak or Iona McCleery, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk or e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.
The Experience of Worship in Late-Medieval Parish Church: Two Participants' Views of an AHRC/ESRC Project
Date: Monday, 17 March 2014, 17.00
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IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Jane and William Flynn, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.06 'Le Patourel Room'. Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, email e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.

From the Thames to the Rhine: Geographies and Social Networks of English Literary Culture (850-1150)

Date: Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 17.30-18.30
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Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Elizabeth M. Tyler, Department of English & Related Literature, University of York, and Centre for Medieval Literature (CML), Universities of Odense and York
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk or see the Open Lectures Facebook page.

History and Legend in the Making in the Early Middle Ages

Date: Monday, 28 April 2014, 17.00
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IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speakers: N. Kivilcim Yavuz, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, and Catalin Taranu, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.06 'Le Patourel Room'. Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, email e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.

Did Saladin Destroy the Libraries of Fatimid Egypt?: An Historiographical Inquiry
Date: Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 17.15
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School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Fozia Bora, School of Modern Language and Cultures, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler 3.40, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak or Iona McCleery, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk or e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.
'Relating to Creatures' as Subordinate to God: Thomas Aquinas on Infused Moral Virtues
Date: Monday, 12 May 2014, 17.00
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IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Mark Wynn, School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science, University of Leeds
Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.06 'Le Patourel Room'. Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, email e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.

Approaches to Cognitive Disability in the Middle Ages: Thinking about 'Fools' and 'Idiots'
Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014, 16.00-17.30
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Health, Medicine and Society Research Cluster, School of History
Speaker: Irina Metzler, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research, Swansea University / 'Homo-debilis' Projekt, Universitt Bremen
Location: Michael Sadler 3.11 (Grant Room), University of Leeds. For further details, contact Laura King, email l.king@leeds.ac.uk.

Monastic Myths: Origins, Identities, Legacies - Annual Leeds Postgraduate Monasticism Conference
Date: Friday, 16 May - Saturday, 17 May 2014
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Those involved in shaping forms of religious expression in the Middle Ages had recourse to a powerful tool: the creation of origin narratives. Monastic, mendicant, canonical and semi-regular congregations self-consciously looked to the past for models to emulate, appropriated traditions to present to contemporaries, and established precedents to edify future generations. Within communities, origin stories were crafted by male and female religious to strengthen their position as the spiritual vanguard of Christendom, as well as to legitimise certain forms of religious life. Similarly, external factors played their role in myth formation, either through wider ecclesiastical policy or through the active participation of interested lay people. These stories can be seen in a variety of media, and were expressed as easily by depictions on the walls of religious houses and in paintings as they were through written works such as hagiography and chronicles.


Topics for discussion include:

  • Historical context of identity formation and the role of authorial and artistic agency.
  • Manifestation of origin stories in material culture, e.g. relics, architecture, art, landscapes imagined and concrete.
  • Dissemination of origin stories: means, extent, duration, reconstruction, appropriation.
  • Socio-political functions of monastic origin stories; basis for claims to power, status and/or property, legitimacies.
  • Contemporary perception of origin stories in relation to the past.
  • Gender as a discourse in origin stories; the treatment of gender.
  • Post-Reformation perspectives on and use of origin stories.
  • Monastic origin stories in medievalism and historiography, particularly considerations of the origin story as a historicised or ahistorical discourse.
Held over two days at Leeds University, this conference is wholly interdisciplinary, and encourages contributions from participants of any disciplinary background (e.g. archaeological, literary theoretical, art historical, historical or sociological perspectives). More details can be found at http://leedsmonasticismconference.wordpress.com.
Muslims, Jews, Christians, and the Astrolabe: The Establishment of a New Science
Date: Tuesday, 10 June 2014. 17.30-18.30
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Selig Brodetsky Memorial Lecture 2014
Speaker: Charles Burnett, Warburg Institute, University of London
Location: Nathan Bodington Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. Please book your ticket free of charge at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/selig-brodetsky-memorial-lecture-2014-tickets-11601336911. This event is a jointly hosted by the Centre for Jewish Studies, History and Philosophy of Science & Mathematics and the Institute for Medieval Studies. For further details, contact Eva Frojmovic, email e.frojmovic@leeds.ac.uk.