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View past events from this year 2014/15 or past events from 2004-2014

For Conferences, Symposiums, and Seminar Series outside Leeds see:
Calendar 2014 & Calendar 2015

December

'Reflecting the Figure of Man at Twice his Natural Size': Why the Study of Central-European Franciscan Nuns Matters
Date: Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Kirsty Day, 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.

January

Fifteen Shades of Brown: Making Saltpetre, Experimental Archaeology, and Being Historically Authentic
Date: Monday, 26 January 2015, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speakers: Axel Müller, Institute for Medieval Studies, and Iona McCleery, School of History, 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.

February

The Hierarchy of Privacy: Spatial Arrangements and Private Spaces in Late Medieval Castles
Date: Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Audrey Thorstad, School of History, 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.
Baths of Bliss in the Middle Ages: Fact and Fiction
Date: Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 17.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Elizabeth Archibald, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Durham
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.

Minerva's Arts: Liberal Learning in Classical and Medieval Cultures
Date: Monday, 16 February 2015, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: William Hodapp, College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, and Fulbright Fellow, Durham University
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.

Agincourt (1415): A Unique or Typical Late Medieval Battle?
Date: Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 17.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Anne Curry, School of Humanities, University of Southampton
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.

March

Emotional Memory and the Writing of History: Medieval Catalan Perspectives
Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, School of Humanities, Department of History, University of Lincoln
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.
Exploring Diet and Society in Medieval Spain: A Biomolecular Approach
Date: Monday, 16 March 2015, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Michelle Alexander, Department of Archaeology, 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.

Percy Ernst Schramm Goes to the Movies: Aspects of Medieval Modernity

Date: Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 17.30
Details:
Speaker: Stuart Airlie, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
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.

April

Rule and Regency in the Early Mongol Empire: Re-Reading Narratives of Töregene Khatun

Date: Monday, 27 April 2015, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Geoffrey Humble, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
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.

The Use and Abuse of Pilgrims in Northern Italy
Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Paul Oldfield, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures - History , University of Manchester
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.

May

Medieval Building for Beginners: Workshop and Field-Trip to Newark in Association with LUU Medieval Society
Date: Friday, 1 May 2015
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
David Stocker and Audrey Thorstad, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

For more information about the field-trip contact Emilia Jamroziak E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk and Rose Sawyer luumedievalsociety@gmail.com
Annual Leeds Postgraduate Monasticism Conference
Date: Friday, 8 May - Saturday, 9 May 2015
Details:

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 will be announced shortly.

July

International Medieval Congress 2015

International Medieval Congress 2015 - Special Thematic Strand: Reform and Renewal
Date: Monday, 6 July - Thursday, 9 July 2015
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 2014-15

September

Maculate Conception: Medieval Iconographies of Transplant

Date: Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 16.00-18.00
Details:

School of Fine Arts, History of Art & Cultural Studies Research Seminars
Speaker: Jane Taylor, Wole Soyinka Chair of Theatre and Drama, School of English, University of Leeds
Location: Old Mining Building 2.01, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Eva Frojmovic, phone 0113 343 5197, email e.frojmovic@leeds.ac.uk.

Rendlesham Re-Discovered: An East Anglian Royal Centre of the Time of Sutton Hoo
Date: Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 17.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Christopher Scull, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff 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.

Medievalism, Terrorism, and the New Mosque in Reykjavík

Date: Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 17.15
Details:

School of English Medieval and Early Modern Research Seminar
Speaker: Alaric Hall, School of English, University of Leeds
Location: Alumni Room, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Martin Butler, phone 0113 343 4766, email m.h.butler@leeds.ac.uk.

Dante Workshop in the Institute for Medieval Studies

Date: Thursday, 16 October 2014, 17.00
Details:

This informal session is intended to offer a brief introduction to Dante's work, and an invitation to take part in the community of Dante readers and researchers at Leeds. We will dip into Dante's Commedia, as well as consider some of the live topics in Dante studies. We'll use translations of the text, so no knowledge of Italian will be required - although we will listen to the poetry in the original language. It will be a relaxed session, with discussion encouraged. The session will be led by Matthew Treherne and is open to all interested staff and students. For more information about the Dante research project in Leeds see:  http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125117/dante_and_late_medieval_florence//
Location: Le Patourel Room, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Matthew Treherne, phone 0113 343 7846, email m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk.

Debating Reform in Female Religious Communities of the 10th and 11th Centuries
Date: Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 17.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Steven Vanderputten, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
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.

21th Annual Medieval Group Research Afternoon
Date: Saturday, 25 October 2014, 14.00-17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group
The Research Afternoon will be held in the Le Patourel Room, Parkinson, 4.06.

14.00 Welcome and Introduction

14.05 Volunteering and Internship Opportunities

Royal Armouries (Karen Watts)

Leeds City Museums and Galleries (Lucy Moore)

York Archaeological Trust (Chris Tuckley)

Special Collection, Brotherton Library (Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis)

International Medieval Congress (Axel Müller)

15.00 Research Presentations I

Melanie Brunner (Institute for Medieval Studies), 'Imitation(s) at the Papal Court: the Papacy at Avignon between Courtly and Spiritual Models of Communal Life'

Margriet Hoogvliet (School of Languages & Cultures - French), 'From "Holy Writ and Lay Readers" to "Cities of Readers"'

Mary Poellinger (School of English), 'Representations of Violence in Middle English Arthurian Romance'

16.00 Tea and Biscuits

16.20 Research Presentations II

Amy Devenney and Richard Thomason (Institute for Medieval Studies), 'Annual Leeds Postgraduate Monasticism Conference'

Isabella Bolognese and Luca D'Innocenti (Institute for Medieval Studies), 'Italian Voices'

Victoria Cooper (School of English), 'Medieval Studies in the Digital Age'

Ricky Broome (School of History), 'Networks and Neighbours'

17.00 Meeting of Medieval Group Steering Committee

The Research Afternoon will establish the Steering Committee for the coming year. Everyone interested in joining the Steering Committee to help run Medieval Group this year and plan for next year is welcome.

17.30 Close

Everyone is warmly encouraged to attend the Research Afternoon and to join the Leeds Union Medieval Society (https://www.facebook.com/LUUMedievalSociety)

For further details, contact email Emilia Jamroziak, e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.

'The Deeds of the Abbots': How to Run a Monastery in Late Medieval England
Date: Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Martin Heale, School of History, University of Liverpool
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.
Affective Piety, Theology, and Penance in Late 11th-Century Worcester
Date: Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Helen Foxhall Forbes, Department of History, Durham University
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.
Medieval Heraldry for Beginners: Workshop in Association with LUU Medieval Society
Date: Monday, 24 November 2014, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Alan V. Murray, 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.

Unlikely Heroes and Plausible Heroines: Historical Fiction as a Way of Getting Academic Research out into the Wider World
Date: Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 17.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Victoria Whitworth, Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands & Islands
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.