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Past Events 2015-2016

Personal Possessions in Medieval England: Archaeology and Written Evidence

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 17.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: David Hinton, Professor of Archaeology, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, 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.

Jewish Patronage/Christian Illumination: Intersectionality, Class, and Gender in Medieval Jewish Book Culture

Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 16.00-18.00
Details:

School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies Research Seminar: Work in Progress
Speaker: Eva Frojmovic, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds
Location: G19, Old Mining Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Griselda Pollock, email g.f.s.pollock@leeds.ac.uk.

In pane et aqua to esus carnium: Changes in Cistercian Diet in the Middle Ages

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 17.15
Details:

Medieval History Seminar
Speaker: Richard Thomason, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: School of History, Grant Room, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds.
For further details, contact Iona McCleery or Kirsty Day.

So You Wanna Be a medicus? Medical Occupational Identities in Early Medieval Italy

Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 17.15
Details:

Medieval History Seminar
Speaker: Luca Larpi, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester
Location: School of History, Grant Room, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds.
For further details, contact Iona McCleery or Kirsty Day.

Books for Private Prayer: History, Use and Ownership in Brotherton Collection MS 16 (The Beverley Prayer Book)

Date: Monday, 23 November 2015, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group
Speaker: Eleanor Warren, Leeds University Library, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room, 4.06, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, contact Melanie Brunner.

Men, Again, in Early Medieval Studies: Gender, Masculinity, Literature and Culture

Date: Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 17.30
Details:

IMS Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Clare Lees, Professor of Medieval English Literature and History of the Language, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
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.

The Ivory Tower Online: Academia and Social Media (workshop)

Date: Saturday, 28 November 2015, 12.00 - 18.00
Details:

Digital Humanities Research Series
Speaker: Kate Wiles, History Today, London
Location: Seminar Room 2, Leeds Humanities Research Institute
For further details,  please see the DigiHum websiste.

Castles, Cathedrals and Cardboard, Virtual Time Travel with Mobile Phones

Date: Monday, 30 November 2015, 18.00 - 19.30
Details:

Digital Humanities Research Series
Speaker: Alan Miller, Smart History
Location: Seminar Room 1, Leeds Humanities Research Institute
For further details,  please see the DigiHum websiste.

Masculinity and Health

Date: Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 12.00
Details:

Women, Gender and Sexuality Reading Group
The readings are: David Green, ‘Masculinity and Medicine: Thomas Walsingham and the Death of the Black Prince’, Journal of Medieval History, 35 (2009), 34–51; and Jessica Slijkhuis and Harry Oosterhuis, ‘Paralysed with Fears and Worries: Neurasthenia as a Gender-Specific Disease of Civilization', History of Psychiatry, 2013, 24(1): 79-93.
Location: Baines Wing, 1.14

Lunchtime Talks: Exploring the Medieval Experience of Christmas

Date: Thursday, 10 December 2015, 13.00 - 14:00
Details:

Feast & Famine Project
The talks, given by people who work with the special collections, will reveal some of the remarkable objects that form our cultural heritage which the Brotherton collects and makes accessible, for both the university and the public. This year we have two special talks given by Senior Curators from Royal Armouries which will coincide with the new Battle of Waterloo displays at the museum in November and the Easter Tournament of jousting.
Location: Cohen Room, Leeds Town Hall

Visible Pain and Invisible Wounds. The Debates around the Stigmata of Saint Catherine of Siena

Date: Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 17:30 - 19:30
Details:

IMS Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Gabor Klaniczay, Professor of Medieval Studies, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University (Budapest)
Location: Nathan Bodington Council Chamber

For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk, or see the Open Lectures website.

Passion or Passover? Crumpled Time in the Towneley Play Herod the Great

Date: Monday, 25 January 2016, 17:00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group
Speaker: Daisy Black, University of Hull 
Location: Le Patourel Room, 4.06, Parkinson Building

The meeting opens with tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further information, please contact Melanie Brunner.

Digitising the Murals of Northern Ireland 1979-2015: Challenges and Opportunities (paper)

Date: Monday, 1 February 2016, 17:30 - 18:30
Details:

Digital Humanities Research Series
Speaker: Tony Crowley, Professor of English Language, University of Leeds
Location: B.11, Parkinson Building
For further details,  please see the DigiHum websiste.

A New Politics of the Middle Ages: A Global Middle Ages for a Global Modernity

Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 17.15
Details:

Medieval History Seminar
Speaker: Julia McClure, History Department, University of Warwick
Location: School of History, Grant Room, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds.
For further details, contact Iona McCleery or Kirsty Day.

An intensive introduction to the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (workshop)

Date: Saturday, 6 February 2016, 10:00 - 16:00
Details:

Digital Humanities Research Series
Speaker: James Cummings, Senior Digital Research Specialist, University of Oxford
Location: 4.20, Parkinson Building
For further details,  please see the DigiHum websiste.

Disturbing the Medieval Buried Dead: Contemporary Versus Current Perceptions

Date: Monday, 15 February 2016, 17:00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group
Speaker: Jenny Crangle, University of Sheffield
Location: Le Patourel Room, 4.06, Parkinson Building

The meeting opens with tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further information, please contact Melanie Brunner.

The Road to Jerusalem: Why Walk?

Date: Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 17:30 - 19:30
Details:

IMS Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Kurt Villads Jensen, Professor in the Department of History, Stockholm University
Location: Nathan Bodington Council Chamber

For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk, or see the Open Lectures website.

Depicting the Dead: Craniofacial Analysis in Archaeological and Forensic Investigation (paper)

Date: Monday, 22 February 2016, 17:30 - 18:30
Details:

Digital Humanities Research Series
Speaker: Caroline Wilkinson, Director of the School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University
Location: B.09, Parkinson Building
For further details,  please see the DigiHum websiste.

Looking the Part: Presentation and Representation of Clerical Masculinity in Late Medieval England

Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 17.15
Details:

Medieval History Seminar
Speaker: Pat Cullum, History Department, University of Huddersfield
Location: School of History, Grant Room, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds.
For further details, contact Iona McCleery or Kirsty Day.

11th-Century Conqueror Kings: A Comparative Approach to Cnut and William
Date: Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 17.30-18.30
Details:

IMS Open Lecture Series

Speaker: Elizabeth van Houts (Professor of Medieval European History, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge)
Location: Nathan Bodington Council Chamber

For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk, or see the Open Lectures website.

Tournament Trappings: Textiles and Armour Working Together in the Late Medieval Joust
Date: Monday, 7 March 2016, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group

Speaker: Natalie Anderson, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room, 4.06, Parkinson Building

Medieval Coins for Beginners: Workshop
Date: Monday, 25 April 2016, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group

Speaker: Jonathan Jarrett, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Special Collections, Brotherton Library

Field-trip to Helmsley
Date: Saturday, 7 May 2016
Details:

IMS Medieval Group

Guide: Audrey Thorstad, School of Music, Humanities & Media, University of Huddersfield / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
For more information about the field-trip contact Melanie Brunner (M.Brunner@leeds.ac.uk) or Rose Sawyer (luumedievalsociety@gmail.com)

International Medieval Congress 2016 - Special Thematic Strand: Food, Feast & Famine
Date: Monday,4 July - Thursday, 7 July 2016
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 2014-2015

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.
'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.
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.

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.
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.

EVENT CANCELLED: 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.

Rhetoric, Emotions, and the Ruler

Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 16.00-18.00
Details:

School of Fine Art, History of Art, Cultural Studies - Research Seminar Series
Speaker: Rita Copeland, Department of Classical Studies / Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
Location: Lecture Theatre 2.01, Old Mining Building.

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.
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 including the conference programme can be found at https://leedsmonasticismconference.wordpress.com/.

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 2013-2014

Medieval Male Bonding and its Place in the History of Homosexuality
Date: Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 17.30-18.30
Details:

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
Details:

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
Details:

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
Details:
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
Details:

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
Details:

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
Details:
'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
Details:

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
Details:
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
Details:

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
Details:
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
Details:

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
Details:
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
Details:

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
Details:
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
Details:
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
Details:
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
Details:
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
Details:
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
Details:

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
Details:
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
Details:

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
Details:
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
Details:

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
Details:

Health, Medicine and Society Research Cluster, School of History
Speaker: Irina Metzler, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research, Swansea University / 'Homo-debilis' Projekt, Universität 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
Details:

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
Details:

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.

 

Past Events 2012-2013

Excursion to Ripon: Cathedral and Town
Date:

Friday, 21 September 2012, 12.30-16.30

Details:

Ripon is located in North Yorkshire, not far from Harrogate. The minster only became a cathedral in 1836, but it was an important church in the Middle Ages. The Archbishop of York had a palace nearby and the minster helped him manage his enormous diocese. Ripon began as a monastery founded by St Wilfrid in the seventh century. The Anglo-Saxon crypt under the current building is believed to have been part of the earlier monastery, and is far older than the rest of the minster. The medieval minster was governed by a chapter of seven canons, who were responsible for the spiritual care of its large parish. They delegated these responsibilities to their vicars, but they remained a powerful force able to regulate the behaviour of their parishioners. St Wilfrid, whose relics were once enshrined at Ripon, was the source of their authority.

The tour of the cathedral will discuss the building and illuminate the social aspects of its construction, repair, and renovation. These aspects include the raising of funds for construction and the payment of craftsmen for undertaking the work. Two building campaigns in particular will be highlighted: the repair of the central tower (c. 1450) and the construction of the nave aisles (c. 1503-1530). The involvement of local gentry families will be noted and their coats of arms will be identified.

There will also be some discussion of the locations and uses of various altars. The large parish of Ripon was sub-divided into six parts, and each of these parts had its own altar with its own vicar. This arrangement meant that the geography of the parish was plotted onto the building. Important individuals and families sought to associate themselves permanently with their own part of the parish by being buried near their parochial altar. The Markenfields provide a good example of this, and the significance of their tombs will be examined.

The tour of the cathedral will begin at the main entrance at 12.30 and last about two hours. Bus 36 runs from Leeds City Centre to Ripon; a return ticket costs £6.60 and the bus trip is about an hour and a half (For schedules and route see www.wymetro.com). For anyone intending to eat lunch beforehand, we recommend that they should probably catch the bus around 10.00. Some IMS members recommend to meet at the Leeds Bus Station at 10.00 am. For further details, contact Steven Werronen who will be guiding the tour, email ms08sw@leeds.ac.uk. If you plan to join the excursion, please email ms08sw@leeds.ac.uk by Thursday 20 September 2012.

The Franciscan Order and the Origins of Italian Literature: Dante
Date: Thursday, 4 October 2012, 17.00
Details:

International Seminar Series on 'Mendicant Orders and Literature in Italy (13th-14th centuries)
Davide Bolognesi (Columbia University): 'Ubertino da Casale in Dante's Comedy'
Nick Havely (University of York): 'Dante at Cambridge?: A 14th-Century Franciscan Reader of the Commedia'
Leeds Humanities Research Institute, Seminar Room 3, University of Leeds. The programme will be available soon. For further details, contact email Anna Pegoretti, A.Pegoretti@leeds.ac.uk

The 19th Annual Medieval Research Afternoon
Date: Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 14.00-17.30
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Event
The Research Afternoon will be held in the Le Patourel Room, Parkinson, 4.06. The programme will be available soon. For further details, contact email Alaric Hall, a.t.p.hall@leeds.ac.uk.

The Giant Bibles of 12th-Century England
Date: Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Dr. Christopher De Hamel, Donnelley Fellow Librarian, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk.
The German Crusade of 1197-8
Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Prof. Graham Loud, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler 3.11 (Grant Room), University of Leeds. For further details, contact Iona McCleery, phone 0113 343 4500, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk.
An Empire of Emotions in Early Medieval Francia
Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Prof. Piroska Nagy, Professeure d'Histoire du Moyen Âge, Département d'histoire, Université du Québec à Montréal
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk.
Stealy Looks: When a Thief Is Not a Thief, in Njáls saga and Elsewhere
Date: Monday, 29 October 2012, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Ilya Sverdlov, Toronto
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 Alaric Hall, email a.t.p.hall@leeds.ac.uk.

Reading Medieval Images: Art in the Service of Courtly and Chivalric Ideology

Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 17.00-18.30
Details:

French Research Forum
Speaker: Prof. Ros Brown-Grant, School of Modern Languages & Cultures (French), University of Leeds
Location: Room 119, Michael Sadler Building. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Russell Goulbourne, email R.J.Goulbourne@leeds.ac.uk.

Pilgrimage, the Holy Land and the Fifth Crusade

Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Liz Mylod, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler LG17, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Iona McCleery, phone 0113 343 4500, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk.
Instructing the Prince through Text and Image: The Burgundian Prose Romance of Florimont (Paris, BnF fr. 12566)
Date: Monday, 12 November 2012, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Prof. Ros Brown-Grant, School of Modern Languages & Cultures (French), 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 Alaric Hall, email a.t.p.hall@leeds.ac.uk.

Thinking About Romance: Questioning Genre in Late Medieval Iceland
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 17.15
Details:
School of English Medieval and Early Modern Research Group
Speaker: Sheryl McDonald, School of English, University of Leeds
Location: School of English, Seminar Room 5, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Prof. Paul Hammond, phone 0113 343 4746, email p.f.hammond@leeds.ac.uk.
Virtual Modelling Workshop
Date: Monday, 19 November 2012, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Masinton, 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 Alaric Hall, email a.t.p.hall@leeds.ac.uk.

Staging Richard Coeur de Lion: Gothic Politics and Whig Theatricals at Drury Lane
Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 17.30
Details:
School of English Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Robert Jones, School of English, University of Leeds
Location: School of English, Seminar Room 5, 10 Cavendish Road, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Jeremy Davies (j.g.h.davies@leeds.ac.uk) or Richard De Ritter (deritter@leeds.ac.uk)
Welsh Princes and English Wives: Emma d'Audley and the Clash of Laws in 13th-Century Northern Powys
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Emma Cavell, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler LG17, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Iona McCleery, phone 0113 343 4500, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk.
Dante's Florence (part II): "Renewal: the Religious Orders and Florentine Cultural Life"
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 18.00
Details:
Leeds Centre for Dante Studies
You are very welcome to attend these lectures in which we explore Dante's Florence, taking in some of the sites which remain accessible to modern visitors to Florence. We held the first of these lectures last week, starting our evenings in Dante's Florence visiting (in spirit) the Baptistery and Orsanmichele; we were privileged to hear a wonderful performance of a Florentine lauda by members of the Leeds University Union Music Society Chamber Choir. In the second lecture, we move to Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella, to consider the roles played by the religious orders in renewing cultural and intellectual life in Florence.

There is no need to reserve a place at the lectures.
Location: Conference Auditorium 2, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Matthew Treherne, phone 0113 343 8612, or email m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk.
Paradiso III workshop
Date: Thursday, 22 November 2012, 16.30
Details:
Leeds Centre for Dante Studies
The Leeds Centre for Dante Studies has teamed up with the University of Cambridge and the University of Notre Dame to run a series of workshops on Dante; the three centres will be connected by videoconferencing and each workshop will focus on one canto of the Commedia. This week, we'll be holding the third of these workshops, on Paradiso III. Students and any interested colleagues are very welcome - please bring your copy of Paradiso.
Location: Room 1.13, Leeds Humanities Research Institute. For further details, contact Matthew Treherne, phone 0113 343 8612, or email m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk.
The Horned Helmet of Henry VIII: Further Examinations of a Famous Enigma
Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2012, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Graeme Rimer, Academic Director (Retired), 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.
Dante's Florence (part III): "Renewal: the Religious Orders and Florentine Cultural Life"
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 18.00
Details:
Leeds Centre for Dante Studies
You are very welcome to attend these lectures in which we explore Dante's Florence, taking in some of the sites which remain accessible to modern visitors to Florence. We held the first of these lectures last week, starting our evenings in Dante's Florence visiting (in spirit) the Baptistery and Orsanmichele; we were privileged to hear a wonderful performance of a Florentine lauda by members of the Leeds University Union Music Society Chamber Choir. In the second lecture, we move to Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella, to consider the roles played by the religious orders in renewing cultural and intellectual life in Florence.

There is no need to reserve a place at the lectures.
Location: Conference Auditorium 2, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Matthew Treherne, phone 0113 343 8612, or email m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk.
Monasteries and Courtiers: The Political and Religious Landscape of Medieval Japan through Primary Sources
Date: Monday, 3 December 2012, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Mikael Bauer, School of Modern Languages & Cultures (East Asian 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 Alaric Hall, email a.t.p.hall@leeds.ac.uk.

The Written Ram and the Double Helix: The Many Lives of Parchment
Date: Monday, 10 December 2012, 17.30-18.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series in conjunction with the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
Speaker: Professor Bruce Holsinger, Department of English, University of Virginia
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.

'Can we make those mute stones speak?': An Exploratory Workshop Using Graveyard Monuments to Explore the History of 11th-Century London
Date: Monday, 28 January 2013, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: David Stocker, Visiting Professor, 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 Alaric Hall, email a.t.p.hall@leeds.ac.uk.

Viking Society for Northern Research Student Conference: Place, Space, and Environment
Date: Saturday, 9 February 2013, 10.00-16.30
Details:
Viking Society for Northern Research Student Conference 2013
Location: Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Alaric Hall, email a.t.p.hall@leeds.ac.uk.
Trojan Time and the Place of Troy in the Francophone Court of Robert of Anjou, King of Naples (1309-1343)
Date: Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Prof. Marylinn Desmond, Distinguished Professor, Department of English, State University of New York, Binghamton
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 Facebook page.
Biblical Concordance and Preaching Techniques in Late Medieval England
Date: Monday, 18 February 2013, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Yuichi Akae, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Keio University, Tokyo
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 Alaric Hall, email a.t.p.hall@leeds.ac.uk.

The Judgment of King Solomon in Medieval Literature and Iconography
Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Prof. Bernard Ribémont, Professeur d'Histoire Littéraire du Moyen Âge, Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales, Université d'Orléans
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.
Christine de Pizan and Chivalry
Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Craig Taylor, Department of History, University of York
Location: Michael Sadler LG17, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Iona McCleery, phone 0113 343 4500, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk.
'Sensing' the Past: Uncovering the Experience of Late Medieval Pilgrimage
Date: Monday, 4 March 2013, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Emma Wells, Department of Archaeology, 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 Alaric Hall, email a.t.p.hall@leeds.ac.uk.

Judicial Duels between Husbands and Wives

Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Prof. Allison Coudert, Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Davis
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.
Policy and Practice in the Later Plantagenet Empire
Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Dr. David Green, Harlaxton College
Location: Michael Sadler 3.11 (Grant Room), University of Leeds. For further details, contact Iona McCleery, phone 0113 343 4500, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk.
Exile and Confinement: An Aspect of the Late Antique Prison System
Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Julia Hillner, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Location: Michael Sadler 3.11 (Grant Room), University of Leeds. For further details, contact Iona McCleery, phone 0113 343 4500, email i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk.
Inaugural Lecture: Time to Debunk Reform? Conceptualising Change in the Medieval Church, 900-1200
Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Chair Inaugural Lecture
Speaker: Prof. Julia Barrow, Leadership Professor in Medieval Studies, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of 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.

Monasticism & Lordship - Annual Leeds Postgraduate Monasticism Conference
Date: Friday, 17 May - Saturday, 18 May 2013, 17.30-18.30
Details:
The wealth and prestige of monastic institutions during the medieval period (c. 400-c. 1500) ensured that they occupied a central place in their socio-political landscape. However, their unique institutional characteristics, derived from ecclesiastical privilege and spiritual primacy, meant that they were not merely an imitation of their secular counterparts, nor were they dealt with on exactly the same terms as secular landholders. Some issues arising from this are whether religious lordship differed in nature from the secular, what distinctive contributions the regular clergy made to their socio-political scene and how the exercise of lordship was integrated into consecrated life. To address these points, this conference aligns secular activity with the religious world, and vice versa, by concentrating on points of interaction and the mechanics governing them. Principal items for consideration are:
  • The role of religious houses in the administration of estates, as lords or tenants, and the problems confronting them
  • Comparison between the material culture of secular and religious lordship
  • The socio-politics of benefactions to religious houses
  • 'Social services' offered by religious houses, their beneficiaries and practicalities; e.g. burial, hospitality, education, medical care
  • Lay proprietorship over religious houses and its effect on the religious community, such as the entrance of ruling elites into religious life
  • The role of monasteries and regular clergy in contrast/conjunction with institutions of secular lordship, e.g. castles or borough-towns
  • Navigation through the paradox arising from vows of poverty and exigencies of lordship; perceptions of this process
Held over two days at Leeds University, this conference will assess the intertwined nature of two important historiographical themes. The approach is wholly interdisciplinary, and
we encourage contributions from participants of any disciplinary background (e.g. archaeological, literary theoretical, art historical, historical or sociological perspectives).
Interested parties should send a 300 word abstract for a twenty minute paper to leeds.monasticism@gmail.com. Alternative proposals for one-hour sessions are most welcome, such as joint papers or panelled debates. More details can be found at http://leedsmonasticismconference.wordpress.com.
Networks and Neighbours: A Symposium on Early Medieval Correlations
Date: Thursday, 27 June - Friday, 28 June 2013
Details:
This symposium will be the first major event of a new international project titled 'Networks and Neighbours', which also will publish an associated journal to begin in 2013. Building upon the excellent work and successes of series such as the 'Transformation of the Roman World', HERA 'Cultural Memory and the Resources of the Past' and 'Texts and Identities', we hope to forge novel methodologies and critically informed histories of Early Medieval Europe. As part of this, we set out with the view that if texts present directed meaning because they are sets of signifiers and our minds are developed so as to expect, anticipate and subsequently comprehend complex information through sets, or networks, of ideas, then we can argue that it is the respective, local topology of a past situation, or rather of its functional and malleable discourses, that can provide the modern 'reader', or historian, with the framework through which s/he can write a story of the past. The event will consist of five sessions over the two days.

For more information contact networksandneighbours@gmail.com. For more information please see: http://networksandneighbours.blogspot.co.uk.

International Medieval Congress 2013

International Medieval Congress 2013 - Special Thematic Strand: Pleasure
Date: Monday, 1 July - Thursday, 4 July 2013
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 2011-2012

The 18th Annual Medieval Research Afternoon
Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2011, 14.00-17.30
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Event
The Research Afternoon will be held in the Le Patourel room, Parkinson, 4.06. The programme will be viewed at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/news/medievalgroupafternoon2011.html. For further details, contact email Emilia Jamroziak, e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk.

Wine, Women, and Song?: Diet and Regimen for Royal Well-Being
Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2011, 17.15
Details:

School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Iona McCleery, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Room 340. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm

Literature in Pieces: The Earliest English Women's Writing
Date: Thursday, 27 October 2011, 17.30-18.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Prof. Diane Watt, Professor, School of English & Languages, University of Surrey
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk.

'Oral Culture, Manuscript and Print in Early Modern Italy, 1450-1700: An Introduction' and 'Voices and Prints: Street Singers in Italian Renaissance Culture'
Date: Tuesday, 1 November 2011, 17.15-19.00
Details:

Interdisciplinary Renaissance and Early Modern Seminar series
Speakers: Brian Richardson and Massimo Rospocher, School of Modern Languages & Cultures, University of Leeds
Location: School of History, Michael Sadler Building, Room 340. For further details, contact Alex Bamji, a.bamji@leeds.ac.uk, or Paul Cavill, p.r.cavill@leeds.ac.uk

An Episcopal Successor State?: The Evolution of a Transalpine Pass-Region, c.450-850
Date: Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 17.15
Details:

School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Helena Carr, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.06 'Le Patourel Room'. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm

20th-Century Re-Presentations of the French Romanesque Heritage
Date: Wednesday, 9 November 2011, 17.00
Details:

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies / Institute of Medieval Studies
Speaker: Prof. Janet T. Marquardt, Department of Art, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
Location: Michael Sadler LG. 15. For further details, contact Eva Frojmovic, e.frojmovic@leeds.ac.uk

'How did the Rus' land come to be?': A Dangerous Question
Date: Thursday, 10 November 2011, 17.30-18.30
Details:

Part of Making Medieval History Project
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan E. Shepard, Oxford
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Graham Loud, phone 0113 343 3601, email g.a.loud@leeds.ac.uk

From Barbarossa to Barbablanca: Nation and Medieval History in 19th- and 20th-Century Germany

Date: Friday, 11 November 2011, 10.30-11.30
Details:

Part of Making Medieval History Project
Speaker: Dr. Bastian Schlüter, Institut für Deutsche und Niederländische Philologie, Freie Universität Berlin
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Graham Loud, phone 0113 343 3601, email g.a.loud@leeds.ac.uk

Reconstructing a Lost Cathedral: York Minster in the 11th and 12th Centuries
Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 17.30-18.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Stuart Harrison, Ryedale Archaeology Services, Pickering
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk.

Spatial Change in Late Medieval Ripon Minster: Two Building Campaigns, Central Tower (c. 1450) and Nave Aisles (c. 1502-1530)

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 17.15
Details:

School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Stephen Werronen, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Room 340. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm

Uncovering the Story of England: Local History and the National Narrative

Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2011, 17.30-18.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Michael Wood, BBC Presenter, Producer, and Historian
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk.

'A remedye achenys lecherye': Representations and Uses of Holy Masculinity in Late Medieval England
Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 17.15
Details:

School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Katherine J. Lewis, School of Music, Humanities and Media, University of Huddersfield
Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.06 'Le Patourel Room'. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm

Weather in the Icelandic Sagas
Date: Monday, 12 December 2011, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Bernadine McCreesh, Département des Arts et Lettres, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
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 medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.

Burial Practices in Early Medieval Britain and Their Interpretations / Slavery in Anglo-Saxon England
Date: Monday, 23 January 2012, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speakers: Dr. Michael Garcia, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / Katherine Miller, 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 medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.

Hair of the Dog That Bit You: Animal Bites in Medieval Medicine
Date: Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 17.15
Details:

School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Department of History, University of York
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Room 340. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm

'And I bear your beautiful face painted on my chest': The Battle between Head and Heart in the Late Middle Ages
Date: Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 17.30-18.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Prof. Catrien Santing, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, and Director, Onderzoekschool Mediëvistik
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk.

The Devil as Advocate: The Literature of Medieval Legal Procedure and Theological Debate
Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 17.30-18.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Dr. William Marx, Reader in Medieval Literature, Department of English, University of Wales, Lampeter
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk.

Politics and Imagery in York Minster c. 1400: The Case of a Lost Scrope Window
Date: Monday, 20 February 2012, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Brown, Department of History of Art, 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 medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.

IMS Excursion: Magic of North York Moors - Lastingham, Rievaulx, Byland
Date: Saturday, 25 February 2012
Details:

This tour visits key sites associated with medieval beliefs in the supernatural: St Mary's Church at Lastingham, near Pickering, Rievaulx Abbey near Helmsley, and Byland Abbey. The aim of the tour is to consider the influence of landscape on the development of spirituality, visit places affected by conversion from paganism in the Early Middle Ages, and explore some key places of worship and burial.
Guides: Emilia Jamroziak, Richard Morris, David Stocker, Axel Müller
Location: Departure of Coach: 8.00 at the steps of the Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Return by c. 18.30

European Ethnicities and European as an Ethnicity: Does Europe Have Too Much History?

Date: Thursday, 1 March 2012, 17.30-18.30
Details:

Part of Making Medieval History Project
Speaker: Prof. Patrick Geary, School of Historical Studies, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Graham Loud, phone 0113 343 3601, email g.a.loud@leeds.ac.uk.

Crisis of the Middle Ages?: Destructing and Constructing European Identities in a Globalizing World
Date: Friday, 2 March 2012, 10.30-11.30
Details:

Part of Making Medieval History Project
Speaker: Prof. Michael Borgolte, Lehrstuhl für mittelalterliche Geschichte, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt Universität, Berlin
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Graham Loud, phone 0113 343 3601, email g.a.loud@leeds.ac.uk.

We regret that Professor Borgolte is prevented from presenting his lecture due to family bereavement. He has sent the text of his lecture which will be read in his absence. This lecture will therefore go ahead.

Medieval Performing Dragons
Date: Monday, 5 March 2012, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Philip Butterworth, 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 medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.

From Darkness into Light: The Early Briennes, c. 950-1191
Date: Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 17.15
Details:

School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Guy Perry, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Room 340. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm

Isaiah in Ryedale?: Lastingham, Landscape and Monasticism in 7th-Century Northumbria

Date: Tuesday, 13 March 2012, 17.30-18.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Prof. Richard Morris, Professor of Conflict and Culture, University of Huddersfield / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of 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.

IMS Excursion: Lincoln
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2012
Details:

This trip complements MEDV 1080 Religion and Culture by visiting the medieval city of Lincoln, an important pilgrimage centre and home to one of the five most important Jewish communities in medieval England. We will be able to see the physical remains of medieval religious life in the town and experience the ways in which the life of Christian and Jewish communities were intertwined. The tour will begin at the bottom of Steep Hill which leads up to the Cathedral and Castle past a number of buildings associated with Lincoln's Jewish past. We will stop at the so-called 'Jew's House' and Jew's Court which is built next to the site of Lincoln's medieval synagogue. After lunch (not provided but there are plenty of food outlets for all budgets and sufficient time allowed), we will turn our attention to Lincoln Cathedral.

Lincoln Cathedral is often hailed as one of Europe's most impressive medieval buildings. The tour will explore the cathedral at close quarters, including its dramatic west front. The tour will also ascend to the upper storeys and the roof. The aim of this tour is to show how the architecture and layout of the building are related to the religious uses and practices of the church, its clergy and congregation. The field trip will end with Choral Evensong, a service roughly equivalent to the monastic offices of Vespers and Compline, in the Cathedral. We will therefore be able to explore some of the physical remains of medieval Christianity and Judaism, to see and experience aspects of medieval religious practices in their original setting.

Guides: Melanie Brunner, Philip Dixon, and Axel Müller
Location: Departure of Coach: 8.30 at the steps of the Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Return by c. 20.30.

Extreme Sports - Tournament: Danger, Thrills & Spills
Date: Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 18.30-20.30
Details:

The lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the Tournament Gallery and an armed pollaxe demonstration.
Speaker: Karen Watts, Senior Curator, Royal Armouries
Ticket price: £5
Location: Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, LEEDS, LS10 1LT. For further details and to book tickets contact http://www.royalarmouriesshop.org/tickets.html, or telephone 0113 220 1888.

Contextualising the Fifth Crusade: An International Colloquium
Date: Friday, 13 April - Saturday, 14 April 2012
Details:

This international colloquium is co-organised by the University of Kent, the University of Leeds, and Royal Holloway, University of London. A total of 23 speakers from 12 countries will be presenting papers on a wide range of topics concerning the crusading movement in the first half of the 13th century. Keynote papers will be presented by Bernard Hamilton (Nottingham), Peter Edbury (Cardiff) and Alan V. Murray (Leeds).
Location: University of Kent (Canterbury). For further details, contact Guy Perry or Liz Mylod, 5thcrusade.conference@gmail.com; http://contextualisingthe5thcrusade.wordpress.com/

The 'Friends of God' in Context: Urban Religion and Literary Culture in Late Medieval Germany
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 17.15
Details:

School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Mossman, School of Arts, Histories & Cultures, University of Manchester
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Room 340. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm

Divine Light and Spiritual Intoxication: Symeon the New Theologian's Image of Penitence as a Mystical Winepress
Date: Monday, 23 April 2012, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Hannah Hunt, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Leeds Trinity University College
Location: The Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 406). Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.

'St Francis' Works (Video Conference)' / 'The Lauda and Its Practice among Confraternities, with Special Regard to Iacopone da Todi'
Date: Thursday, 26 April 2012, 17.00-18.30
Details:

International Seminar Series 'Mendicant Orders and Literature in Italy (13th-14th Century)', Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, University of Leeds
Speakers: Giuseppe Mazzotta (Yale University) and Matteo Leonardi (Independent Scholar)
Location: Baines Wing SR (G.23). For further details, contact Anna Pegoretti, A.Pegoretti@leeds.ac.uk

Between Originality and Classical Tradition in Eugenius of Toledo
Date: Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 17.15
Details:

School of History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Mark Tizzoni, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Room 340. For further details, contact Emilia Jamroziak, e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm

Monasteries on the Road to War: The Scottish Problem
Date: Monday, 14 May 2012, 17.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Judith Frost, 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 medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.

Monastic Space through Time: The Production and Use of Space by the Monastic and Mendicant Orders in the European Middle Ages

Date: Saturday, 26 May 2012, 9.30-17.00
Details:

IMS Postgraduate Symposium 2012
Speakers: Isabella Bolognese, Dr. William Flynn, Dr. Anthony Masinton, Sarah Lynch, Benjamin A. Wright, Richard Thomason, and Ryan Storr.
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Room 311 'Grant Room'. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Steve Werronen, email ms08sw@leeds.ac.uk, or Dr. Erin Dailey, email e.t.dailey@leeds.ac.uk, or view the programme here.

Excursion to Knaresborough Castle
Date: Saturday, 2 June 2012
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Guided by Robert C. Woosnam-Savage (Curator of Edged Weapons, Royal Armouries, Leeds). More details will be available nearer the time, but anybody who is interested in taking part, please contact Marta Cobb at m.k.d.cobb@leeds.ac.uk

A Medieval Siege of Troy: The Fight to the Death at Acre, 1189-91
Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 17.30-18.30
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Prof. John H. Pryor, Professor, Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, email a.muller@leeds.ac.uk.

Research Seminar: 'Jacques Bongars, the Belli Sacri Historia and the Early Medieval Historiography of the First Crusade'
Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 11.00-13.00
Details:

Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Prof. John H. Pryor, Professor, Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney
Location: Parkinson Building. 4.06 ('Le Patourel Room'), University of Leeds
This seminar presents some new findings from Prof. Pryor's latest research on the manuscripts and standard text editions of many of the sources of the First Crusade, especially work done by the editor Jacques Bongars. The paper explores relationships between the Belli Scri Historia and the Gesta Tancredi of Ralph of Caen, examines the editorial tradition of the Gesta Francorum and the history of Peter Tudebode, and reaches new conclusions about the 'creation' of the First Crusade by monks in the early twelfth century. The event will be of particular interest to postgraduate students with interests in the crusades, medieval historiography and Latin text editions. All welcome. For further details, contact Alan Murray, phone 0113 343 3617, email a.v.murray@leeds.ac.uk.

International Medieval Congress 2012 - Special Thematic Strand: Rules to Follow (or Not)
Date: Monday, 9 July - Thursday, 12 July 2012
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 2010-2011

La Zisa/Gloriette: Elite Residences in Sicily, England, and France at the End of the 13th Century
Date: Tuesday, 12 October 2010, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Sharon Farmer, Professor of History, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, or email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
The Continental Connections of the Anglo-Saxon Courts from Aethelbert to Offa
Date: Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 17.00
Details:

School of History Medieval & Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler Building, room 340. For further details, contact Graham Loud, G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm

IMS Field Trip to Repton/Brixworth & Brixworth Lecture
Date: Saturday, 30 October 2010, 11.30-20.30
Details:

IMS Field Trip
Trip to Repton, Derbyshire, with its Anglo-Saxon church, royal mausoleum and evidence for a Viking defensive site and mass burial; and to the major early Anglo-Saxon church at Brixworth, Northamptonshire, where Dr Julia Barrow's Brixworth Lecture, ‘Who served the altar at Brixworth? Clergy in English minsters c.800-c.1100' will take place.
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.

The Seventeenth Annual Medieval Research Afternoon
Date: Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 15.00-17.30
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Event
The Research Afternoon will be held in the Le Patourel room, Parkinson, 4.06. The programme can be downloaded by clicking here. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Medieval Chester and North Wales: Border and Identity
Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2010, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Helen Fulton, Professor of Medieval Literature, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, or email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.

Straight from the Horse's Mouth: Local Information from Eastern Europe in Medieval English Sources
Date: Monday, 15 November 2010, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Zsuzsanna Reed Papp, Institute for Medieval Studies and Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
Location: The Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 406). Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Nationality, Language, and Internal Conflict in the Armies of the First Crusade
Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2010, 17.00
Details:

School of History Medieval & Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler Building, room 340. For further details, contact Graham Loud, G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm

'Ephrem: a Jewish sage: a comparison of the Exegetical writings of St Ephrem the Syrian and Jewish traditions'

Date: Thursday, 18 November 2010, 19.15
Details:

Leeds Trinity University College Eastern Christian Studies Seminar
Speaker: Dr Elena Narinskaya, Kellog College, Oxford
Location: Leeds Trinity University College. For further details, contact Hannah Hunt (h.hunt@leedstrinity.ac.uk) or Kirsteen Kim (k.kim@leedstrinity.ac.uk).

CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

After Alfred: The Vernacular English Chronicles in the 10th and 11th Centuries

Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2010, 17.00
Details:

School of History Medieval & Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Pauline Stafford, School of History, University of Liverpool / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler Building, room 340. For further details, contact Graham Loud, G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm

Interpreting Battlefield Finds: Making the Most of Museums
Date: Saturday, 4 December 2010
Details:

Study Day
This interactive study day will examine the process of interpreting pieces recovered from battlefield sites and especially how to tap in to the wealth of expert knowledge in the field of the study of arms and armour.
It will highlight the range of assistance that museum curators and arms and armour specialists can offer archaeologists, military historians and indeed anyone who has an interest in interpreting material discovered through battlefield excavations.
Archaeologists and historians eminent in the field of the study of battlefields and related sites will discuss aspects of the role which can be played by museum collections and staff in helping interpret objects recovered from them. They will tackle a wide variety of fascinating topics covering the period from the Norman Conquest to World War One and sites including the battles of Fulford (1066) and Towton (1461), an Elizabethan wreck off Alderney and The Somme.
The conference will also offer a unique opportunity to examine and discuss battlefield related pieces from the Royal Armouries collections.
For further details contact Jon Copley, email jon.copley@armouries.org.uk; http://www.royalarmouries.org/events/events-at-leeds/calendar/2010-12-04/interpreting-battlefield-finds-making-the-most-of-museums

A Durham Monk Prepares to Preach: Thomas Swalwell's Marginal Notes
Date: Monday, 6 December 2010, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Anne Thayer, Lancaster Theological Seminary (Lancaster, PA).
Location: The Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 406). Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Rewriting History: Royal Conspiracies in Later Medieval England
Date: Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Ian Mortimer, Historian and Author
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, or email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.

*CANCELLED* - to be rescheduled next semester: Research Opportunities in the Archives of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society

Date: Wednesday, 8 December 2010, 17.30
Details:
IMS Medieval Group - Special Event
Speaker: Robert Frost, Yorkshire Archaeological Society.
Location: Meet at the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 23 Clarendon Road, LEEDS LS2 9NZ. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.

Byzantine Heresies and the Papacy: The Doctrinal See-Saw of the 7th Century and the Frescoes in S Maria Antique in the Roman Forum

Date: Thursday, 9 December 2010, 19.15
Details:

Leeds Trinity University College Eastern Christian Studies Seminar
Speaker: Dr Eileen Rubery, Girton College, University of Cambridge
Location: Leeds Trinity University College. For further details, contact Hannah Hunt (h.hunt@leedstrinity.ac.uk) or Kirsteen Kim (k.kim@leedstrinity.ac.uk).

What Has the Postcolonial Got to Do with the Medieval?
Date: Monday, 24 January 2011, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Eva Frojmovic, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Location: The Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 406). Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk

The Liber Pontificalis, Old St Peter's, and the Politics of Papal Burials in the Early Middle Ages

Date: Tuesday, 1 February 2011, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Rosamond McKitterick, Professor of Medieval History, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, or email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Our Arthurian Imagination: Medieval and Medievalism in Film and Television
Date: Saturday, 5 February 2011, 15.00
Details:

Speaker: Paul Sturtevant, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact the gallery, gallery@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/gallery/events.htm

Women and Land in Early Modern England
Date: Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 17.15
Details:

Leeds Interdisciplinary Renaissance & Early Modern Seminar
Speaker: Amanda Capern, Department of History, University of Hull
Location: Michael Sadler Building, room 340. For further details, contact Paul Cavill, P.R.Cavill@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/news.htm

After Alfred: The Vernacular English Chronicles in the 10th and 11th Centuries
Date: Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 17.05
Details:

School of History Medieval & Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Pauline Stafford, School of History, University of Liverpool / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler Building, room 340. For further details, contact Graham Loud, G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/news.htm

Chaucer's Knight's Tale and Medieval Political Theory
Date: Monday, 14 February 2011, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: S. H. Rigby, School of Arts, Histories & Cultures, University of Manchester
Location: The Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 406). Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Anglo-Saxon Monasteries as Sacred Places: Topography, Exegesis and Vocation
Date: Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 17.05
Details:

School of History Medieval & Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Tom Pickles, Department of History, University of York
Location: Michael Sadler Building, room 340. For further details, contact Graham Loud, G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/news.htm

Gregory of Tours and the Women in his Works: A Summary of Research / Acre: Holy Land Pilgrimage outside the Holy Land
Date: Monday, 7 March 2011, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speakers: Erin Daley, School of History, University of Leeds / Liz Mylod, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: The Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 406). Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Imagined Encounters in the Renaissance with Netherlandish Art
Date: Tuesday, 15 March 2011, 17.15
Details:

Leeds Interdisciplinary Renaissance & Early Modern Seminar
Speaker: Jeanne Nuechterlein, Department of History of Art, University of York
Location: Michael Sadler Building, room 340. For further details, contact Paul Cavill, P.R.Cavill@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/news.htm

Changing Habits: Monastic transitus and Religious Competition in Medieval England
Date: Wednesday, 16 March 2011, 17.05
Details:

School of History Medieval & Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Jochen Schenk, German Historical Institute, London
Location: Michael Sadler Building, room 340. For further details, contact Graham Loud, G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/news.htm

From Master Chef to Pudding Wife: Cultures of Cooking in Late Medieval England
Date: Tuesday, 22 March 2011, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series / Wellcome Project: 'You Are What You Ate'
Speaker: Chris Woolgar, Head of Special Collections and Professor of History, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, or email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.

Homilies as Sacred Performance

Date: Thursday, 24 March 2011, 19.15
Details:

Leeds Trinity University College Eastern Christian Studies Seminar
Speaker: Niki Tsironi, Institute for Byzantine Research, Athens
Location: Leeds Trinity University College. For further details, contact Hannah Hunt (h.hunt@leedstrinity.ac.uk) or Kirsteen Kim (k.kim@leedstrinity.ac.uk).

Officers or Warlords: Changing Power Relations at the End of the Roman Period in Northern England
Date: Monday, 28 March 2011, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speaker: Richard Jones, Department of Classics, University of Leeds
Location: The Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 406). Tea at 17.00. Presentations begin at 17.30. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Warfare in the Mediterranean Region in the Age of the Crusades, 1095-1291: A Clash of Contrasts
Date: Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: John France, Professor of History, Department of History and Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Power, Empire, Swansea University
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Axel Müller, phone 0113 343 3614, or email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Sugar and Sweets in Tudor Times
Date: Thursday, 7 April 2011, 18.30
Details:
Wellcome Project: 'You Are What You Ate'
Speaker: Peter Brears, Food historian and former Director of Leeds City Museums
Location: Leeds City Museum, Thoresby Room. For further details, contact Fiona Blair, phone 0113 343 1390, or email youarewhatyouate@leeds.ac.uk.
Restructuring Urban Identity in England : The Appropriation of Guild Buildings by Civic Corporations
Date: Tuesday, 3 May 2011, 17.15
Details:

Leeds Interdisciplinary Renaissance & Early Modern Seminar
Speaker: Kate Giles, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Location: Michael Sadler Building, room 340. For further details, contact Paul Cavill, P.R.Cavill@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/news.htm

From Charter to Saga: The Vikings in Iberia
Date: Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 17.05
Details:

School of History Medieval & Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Ann R. Christys, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler Building, room 340. For further details, contact Graham Loud, G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/news.htm

Tunics of Skin, Garments of Light: Some Insights into Gregory of Nyssa's Theology of the Body of Christ

Date: Thursday, 12 May 2011, 19.15
Details:

Leeds Trinity University College Eastern Christian Studies Seminar
Speaker: Robin Orton, King's College London
Location: Leeds Trinity University College. For further details, contact Hannah Hunt (h.hunt@leedstrinity.ac.uk) or Kirsteen Kim (k.kim@leedstrinity.ac.uk).

Quintilian in the Classroom: Pedagogical Theory and Practice in Late Medieval France
Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 17.05
Details:

School of History Medieval & Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Sarah B. Lynch, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler Building, room 340. For further details, contact Graham Loud, G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/news.htm

Medieval Group Excursion: Restoration and Research at York Minster
Date: Friday, 3 June 2011, 09.00
Details:

IMS Medieval Group Meeting
Speakers: Sarah Brown, Kate Giles, and Alex Holton, University of York
Location: An opportunity to see and discuss the restoration and new interpretations of the Minster's East Front. The excursion includes a morning visit to the Bedern Glaziers' Studio and an afternoon visit to the Stoneyard and up the scaffolding of the East Front. Cost: £12.50 (Students: £11.50). Space is limited, so please contact William Flynn, w.flynn@leeds.ac.uk , (0113 343-3273) by Tuesday 29 March, 2011 to reserve places, to arrange payment, and to receive further details.

July 2011

International Medieval Congress 2011

International Medieval Congress 2011 - Special Thematic Strand: Poor . . . Rich
Date: Monday, 11 July - Thursday, 14 July 2011
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 2009-2010

Postcolonizing the Medieval Image - Postgraduate Study Day in Leeds
Date: 17 September 2009
Details:
Short papers and presentations are invited from MA and Ph.D. students working on projects that link the postcolonial with medieval images. The study day will be open to art historians, historians, literary scholars and anyone else interested in the visual. The keynote lecture will be followed by workshops for MA and PhD students on topics such as periodization and temporality, geographies, borders and border crossing, translation subversion and appropriation, especially as they apply to visual culture. Participation will not be limited to medievalists. A limited number of student bursaries for both UK and international students will be available.

For further information please contact Dr. Eva Frojmovic (e.frojmovic@leeds.ac.uk) or Professor Catherine Karkov (c.e.karkov@leeds.ac.uk), School of Fine Art, University of Leeds.
IMS Day Trip: Bosworth (1485)
Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Details:
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
IMS Day Trip: Lincoln Cathedral
Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2009
Details:
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Leverhulme Lecture: 'Science' of Medieval War: Firepower and Military Technology, c. 1400-1600
Date: Wednesday, 7 October 2009, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series - Leverhulme Lecture
Speaker: Steven A. Walton, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds and Science, Technology & Society Program, Pennsylvania State University
Location: Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Discovering Dante: An Evening of Poetry, Music and Art
Date: Wednesday 7 October 2009, 19.30
Details:
'Discovering Dante' Public Lecture Series, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
With performances of works by composers including Palestrina, Monteverdi and Victoria, by members of the Choir of the Leeds Cathedral, surtitled readings of Dante's poetry, and lavish illustrations, this evening brings Dante's Commedia to life. There will be a small charge for attendance at this event.
Location: The Howard Assembly, Leeds Grand Theatre. For more information about these lectures, please contact Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk).
Oriental Odin: Appropriations of the East
Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2009, 17.15
Details:
School of English Medieval Research Seminars
Speaker: Robert Jensen-Rix, University of Copenhagen
Location: Douglas Jefferson Room, University of Leeds. For more information about these lectures, please contact Alaric Hall, a.t.p.hall@leeds.ac.uk
Public Lecture (i): Introduction to Dante
Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2009, 18.00-19.00
Details:
'Discovering Dante' Public Lecture Series, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Speakers: Claire Honess and Matthew Treherne, University of Leeds
Location: Conference Auditorium, University of Leeds. For more information about these lectures, please contact Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk).
Medieval Global History: Time and Space on Mappae Mundi
Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Felicitas Schmieder, Professor of History, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Location: Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
IMS Day Trip: Towton (1461) and Marston Moor (1644)
Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Details:
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Public Lecture (ii): Duccio and the Flowering of Sienese Art
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 18.00-19.00
Details:
'Discovering Dante' Public Lecture Series, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Speaker: Matthew Treherne, University of Leeds
Location: Conference Auditorium, University of Leeds. For more information about these lectures, please contact Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk).
Icons, Sacred Images and Prayer, East and West
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 19.00
Details:
Eastern Christian Studies Seminar: "Theology as Spirituality: Living Christianity, East & West"
Speaker: Stephen Platt, St Alban & St Sergius, Oxford.
Location: All talks are free and open to the public. Sessions begin with 19.00 drinks for 19.30 p.m. lecture, and take place at Leeds Trinity University College, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD. For further details, contact S. Simpson on s.simpson@leedstrinity.ac.uk, or 0113 283 7126.
Bad Air and Healing Saints: responding to plague in the Early Portuguese Empire (the island of Madeira c.1470-c.1540)
Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2009, 17.15
Details:
Interdisciplinary Renaissance and Early Modern Seminar
Speaker: Iona McCleery, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Room 3.40, School of History (3rd floor, Michael Sadler building). For further details, contact Alex Bamji (a.bamji@leeds.ac.uk)
Medieval Research Afternoon
Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2009, 15.00-17.00
Details:
You are warmly invited to attend this event, which consists of short presentations by scholars and research students on current projects and pursuits. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other medievalists, share your own findings and keep well informed of developments in a wide range of medieval disciplines, learn about Medieval Group's activities for 2009-10, and consider joining the Group's Steering Committee. The schedule for the Research Afternoon is now available as a downloadable pdf.
Location: Parkinson 4.06, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Public Lecture (iii): Giotto di Bondone and Florentine Narrative Painting
Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2009, 18.00-19.00
Details:
'Discovering Dante' Public Lecture Series, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Speaker: Matthew Treherne, University of Leeds
Location: Conference Auditorium, University of Leeds. For more information about these lectures, please contact Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk).
The Queen's Touch: Sanctity and Healing in a Medieval Portuguese Cult
Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 17.15
Details:
School of History: Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Iona McCleery, School of History, University of Leeds.
Location: History Staff Common Room, School of History, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 330. For more information about these lectures, please contact Graham Loud (G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk).
Public Lecture (iv): Dante and the Vision of Paradise
Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 18.00-19.00
Details:
'Discovering Dante' Public Lecture Series, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Speakers: TBC
Location: Conference Auditorium, University of Leeds. For more information about these lectures, please contact Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk).
Living Repentance and the Desert Tradition
Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 19.00
Details:
Eastern Christian Studies Seminar: "Theology as Spirituality: Living Christianity, East & West"
Speaker: Alexis Torrance, Christ Church, University of Oxford.
Location: All talks are free and open to the public. Sessions begin with 7.00 p.m. drinks for 7.30 p.m. lecture, and take place at Leeds Trinity University College, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD. For further details, contact S. Simpson on s.simpson@leedstrinity.ac.uk, or 0113 283 7126.
Square Harp or Psalterium Quadratum? Depictions of rectangular stringed instruments in 9th-century Ireland
Date: Monday, 9 November 2009, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Events
Speaker: Alice Margerum, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds.
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). The meeting opens with tea at 17.00 and presentations begin at 17.30 . For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
IMS Day Trip: Siege Sites
Date: Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Details:
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Franciscan Inquisitors and Franciscan Heretics in Medieval Greece
Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2009, 17.15
Details:
School of History: Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Nicky Tsougarakis, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds.
Location: History Staff Common Room, School of History, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 330. For more information about these lectures, please contact Graham Loud (G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk).
Hearing and Image in Christianity
Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2009, 19.00
Details:
Eastern Christian Studies Seminar: "Theology as Spirituality: Living Christianity, East & West"
Speaker: Carol Harrison, University of Durham.
Location: All talks are free and open to the public. Sessions begin with 7.00 p.m. drinks for 7.30 p.m. lecture, and take place at Leeds Trinity University College, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD. For further details, contact S. Simpson on s.simpson@leedstrinity.ac.uk, or 0113 283 7126.
Discovering Dante: Workshop on the Comedy in print
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2009, 10.30-12.00
Details:
'Discovering Dante' Public Lecture Series, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Speaker: Prof. Brian Richardson (University of Leeds)
Location: Brotherton Library, University of Leeds. Please register for this event by emailing Matthew Treherne at m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk.
The Conquest of the Northern Danelaw in the Light of the Vale of York Hoard
Date: Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Gareth Williams, Curator of Early Medieval Coinage, Department of Coins & Medals, The British Museum, London
Location: Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
IMS Day Trip: Rievaulx and Mount Grace
Date: Friday, 27 November 2009
Details:
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Clinging to Heaven: Mount Athos & the Heights of Spirituality
Date: Wednesday, 2 December 2009, 19.00
Details:
Eastern Christian Studies Seminar: "Theology as Spirituality: Living Christianity, East & West"
Speaker: M.C. Steenberg, Leeds Trinity University College
Location: All talks are free and open to the public. Sessions begin with 7.00 p.m. drinks for 7.30 p.m. lecture, and take place at Leeds Trinity University College, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD. For further details, contact S. Simpson on s.simpson@leedstrinity.ac.uk, or 0113 283 7126.
IMS Day Trip: Southwell Minster
Date: Friday, 4 December 2009
Details:
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Material culture and hagiography
Date: Monday, 7 December 2009, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Events
Speaker: Steven A. Walton, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds and Science, Technology & Society Program, Pennsylvania State University.
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). The meeting opens with tea at 17.00 and presentations begin at 17.30. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
The Cistercians and the Nobility in Croatia during the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
Date: Wednesday, 9 December 2009, 17.15
Details:
School of History: Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Hrvoje Kekez, Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb
Location: History Staff Common Room, School of History, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 330. For more information about these lectures, please contact Graham Loud G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk).
IMS Day Trip: Gawain's Journey
Date: Friday, 1 January 2010
Details:
This will re-trace on foot Gawain's journey to the Green Chapel through the Staffordshire's moorlands on New Year's Day. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
The Modern Origins of the Middle Ages
Date: Monday, 25 January 2010, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Events
Speaker: Ian Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). The meeting opens with tea at 17.00 and presentations begin at 17.30. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Non-Canonical Gospels and Other Apocryphal Texts, East and West
Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2010, 19.00
Details:
Eastern Christian Studies Seminar: "Theology as Spirituality: Living Christianity, East & West"
Speaker: Paul Foster, University of Edinburgh
Location: All talks are free and open to the public. Sessions begin with 7.00 p.m. drinks for 7.30 p.m. lecture, and take place at Leeds Trinity University College, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD. For further details, contact S. Simpson on s.simpson@leedstrinity.ac.uk, or 0113 283 7126.

Power, Polity and the Hospital in England, 1180-1260
Date: Wednesday, 10 February 2010, 17.15
Details:
School of History: Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Sethina Watson, Department of History / Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Location: School of History, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 340. For more information about these lectures, please contact Emilia Jamroziak (e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk).
Bernardus Silvestris and the Medieval Art of Declamation
Date: Monday, 15 February 2010, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Events
Speaker: Mark Kauntze, Independent Scholar, Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). The meeting opens with tea at 17.00 and presentations begin at 17.30 . For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Holy Theft: The Relics of St Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, and Competing Visions of Reform on the Eve of the Great Schism
Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Constant Mews, Professor in School of Historical Studies and Director, Centre for Studies in Religion & Theology, Monash University, Victoria
Location: Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Hearing Worship: Liturgy and Music
Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 19.00
Details:
Eastern Christian Studies Seminar: "Theology as Spirituality: Living Christianity, East & West"
Speaker: Eugenia Russell, University of London
Location: All talks are free and open to the public. Sessions begin with 7.00 p.m. drinks for 7.30 p.m. lecture, and take place at Leeds Trinity University College, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD. For further details, contact S. Simpson on s.simpson@leedstrinity.ac.uk, or 0113 283 7126.
Medieval Monasticism as Generator and Mediator of Entertainment Games in Pre-Modern Society
Date: Wednesday, 3 March 2010, 17.15
Details:
School of History: Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Jörg Sonntag, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte, Katholische Universität, Eichstätt
Location: School of History, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 340. For more information about these lectures, please contact Emilia Jamroziak (e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk).
Alliteration and rankings of synonyms in Beowulf: on alliteration as a tool to create new senses in epic poetry
Date: Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 5.15
Details:
Speaker: Ilya Sverdlov, University of Toronto
Location: Baines Wing G42. Further information: Alaric Hall, School of English, a.t.p.hall@leeds.ac.uk
Mary the Mother of God: Receptacle of Divinity and Human Mother
Date: Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 19.00
Details:
Eastern Christian Studies Seminar: 'Theology as Spirituality: Living Christianity, East & West'
Speaker: Mary Cunningham Corran, University of Nottingham
Location: All talks are free and open to the public. Sessions begin with 7.00 p.m. drinks for 7.30 p.m. lecture, and take place at Leeds Trinity University College, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD. For further details, contact S. Simpson on s.simpson@leedstrinity.ac.uk, or 0113 283 7126.
Church and State on the Eve of the Reformation: Revisited
Date: Monday, 15 March 2010, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Events
Speaker: Paul Cavill, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). The meeting opens with tea at 17.00 and presentations begin at 17.30 . For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Serfdom Without Strings: Amartya Sen in the Middle Ages
Date: Thursday, 18 March 2010, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Paul R. Hyams, Professor, Department of History, Cornell University
Location: Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
'Un rommant des fais d'un nommé Froissart et un Ovide': Marketing Historical Non-Fiction in 15th-Century Paris
Date: Tuesday, 20 April 2010, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Godfried Croenen, Senior Lecturer, Department of French, University of Liverpool
Location: Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Poverty and Civility in Late Medieval Cities
Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2010, 17.15
Details:

School of History: Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Prof. Martial Staub, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Location: School of History, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 340. For more information about these lectures, please contact Emilia Jamroziak (e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk).

Commerce, Combat, and Colonisation: IMS PG Symposium
Date: Saturday, 24 April 2010, 09.30-17.30
Details:

IMS Post-Graduate Symposium: From Normans and Vikings to the Hanseatic League and the Teutonic Knights, medieval Northern Europe provides numerous examples of peoples, kingdoms, trade organizations, and religious orders interacting by means of exchange, invasion, and settlement to lay the foundations of modern Europe. The IMS postgraduate symposium seeks to be a forum for the discussion of groups such as those mentioned above and others that had an impact on the boundaries, culture, trade, and ideologies of Northern Europe.

Programme:

09.30 Arrival

10.00 Keynote Lecture: Dr Alan V. Murray 'Europe's Final Frontier: Western Encounters with the Peoples of the Baltic Region'

11.00 Break

11.15 Lucy Moore 'Costume and Coinage: A New Approach'
Mark Tizzoni 'The York Tremisses: Origin and Iconography'

12.15 Erin Dailey 'The Vita Gregorii and Being English in the 8th Century'
Sheryl McDonald 'Travel and Geography in Nitida Saga '

13.15 Lunch

14.00 Steve Werronen 'The Leper Hospital of St Mary Magdalene, Ripon: Foundation and Tranformation'
Eleanor Warren 'St Mary and the Holy Angels, York: The Foundation of an Early Chantry Chapel'

15.00 Isabella Bolognese 'The [Once] Virgin Mountain: Montevergine and the Eremitical Colonisation of South Italy'
Katarzyna Grabowska 'Slavonic Armagedon: Destruction of Arkona Temple'

16.00 Break

16.15 Publishing Workshop

17.15 Conclusion

Location: Leed Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), 29-31 Clarendon Place, University of Leeds. Please contact Eleanor Warren for further details (imssymp@leeds.ac.uk). The IMS symposium is funded by the LHRI.

Iacop and Iosep: The Happy Adventures of a Noble Family
Date: Monday, 26 April 2010, 17.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group Events
Speaker: Cathy Hume, School of English, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). The meeting opens with tea at 17.00 and presentations begin at 17.30. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
A Patchwork of Sources: Eastern Europe in Medieval English Histories
Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2010, 17.15
Details:

School of History: Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Zsuzsanna Reed Papp, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: School of History, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 340. For more information about these lectures, please contact Emilia Jamroziak (e.m.jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk).

Excursion to Royal Armouries and Leeds City Museum
Date: Saturday, 5 June 2010, 10.00
Details:
Meet at Royal Armouries at 10.00 (bus 28 runs from opposite the University to Clarence Dock; for schedules and route see www.wymetro.com). There will be a handling session and a store tour and also a falconry show at 12.00 for those who wish to stay. The Royal Armouries handling session will cost £3 per person; please bring the fee with you on the day. We will continue to Leeds City Museum, and will meet there at 14.00 for a handling session and visit to the galleries (all free of charge). The excursion will finish around 16.00. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk. If you plan to join the excursion, please email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk by Friday 28 May 2010.

International Medieval Congress 2010

International Medieval Congress 2010 - Special Thematic Strand: Travel and Exploration
Date: Monday, 12 July - Thursday, 15 July 2010
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 2008-2009

Monasteries on the borders of medieval Europe: new perspectives
Date: 11-12 September 2008
Details:
A two-day conference
Organiser: Emilia Jamroziak, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: School of History, University of Leeds
This conference is sponsored by the AHRC ‘Religion and Society' programme grant 'Survival and Success on Medieval Borders' and aims to bring together new research on the frontiers and borders of medieval Europe (1000-1500) focusing specifically on the role of monastic houses in these regions.

The frontiers and borders are understood here as political, religious and ethnic boundaries as well as being areas of particularly significant interaction. Possible topics for papers can include:
  1. the role of monasteries in political control
  2. monastic houses involvement in the Christianization and missionary activities
  3. monks as colonizing force
  4. the role of monastic houses as repositories of cultural identities in the contested regions
  5. monastic houses and frontier violence
It is intended that the scope of the conference should be as broad as possible covering all areas of medieval Europe, including internal and external borders. Papers discussing Iberian Peninsula, Mediterranean, Scandinavia and Central/Eastern Europe are particularly encouraged. Different theoretical approaches and models are much encouraged, too.

The papers should be 30 minutes in length followed by 15 minutes discussion.

There will be no registration fee for participants. It is not possible to pay for all the expenses of the speakers, although accommodation costs (2 nights) will be paid for.

The conference is envisaged to generate a collected volume of papers. Further information: Conference Programme and Conference Registration Form.
IMS Day Trip: Beverley Minster (via Howden)
Date: Friday, 3 October 2008, 09.00-17.30
Details:
Minibus departs Parkinson Steps 09.00 returning 17.30. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
IMS Day Trip: North York Moors including Lastingham and Kirkdale
Date: Friday, 10 October 2008, 09.00-17.30
Details:
Minibus departs Parkinson Steps 09.00 returning 17.30. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Jelling, the Empire, and the Christianization of Denmark
Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2008, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Niels Lund, Professor, SAXO-Institute, Københavns Universitet
Location: Brotherton Room, Brotherton Library, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
IMS Day Trip: Towton (1461) and Marston Moor (1644)
Date: Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Details:
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
IMS Day Trip: Ledsham
Date: Wednesday, 22 October 2008, 13.30-17.30
Details:
Anglo-Saxon church on the edge of Leeds. Coach departing 13.30 arrive back 17.30. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
'Venetia città nobilissima et singolare': An Introduction to Renaissance Venice
Date: Wednesday, 22 October 2008, 18.00
Details:
'The Culture of Renaissance Venice' Public Lecture Series, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Speaker: Brian Richardson, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Location: Conference Auditorium, University of Leeds.
For more information about these lectures, please contact Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk).
Field Systems through Time: Prehistory to Modern
Date: Saturday, 25 October 2008, 09.30
Details:
A day-school held by CBA Yorkshire in association with the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds and the Medieval Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. The cost of the day school is £12.50p (incl. drinks). Lunch is not provided. Registration is at 09.30.
Location: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds. For further information please contact Stephen Moorhouse, 01924 475618 or Mike Edwards at Secretary CBA Yorkshire, 12 Smithwell Lane, Heptonstall, HEDBEN BRIDGE, HX7 7NX.
Textual Criticism in Progress: Latin Medieval Texts from Spain
Date: Monday, 27 October 2008, 17.00
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Group
Speaker: Juan A. Estévez Sola, Universidad de Huelva
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00.
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
The Language of Colour and Light (I): Titian
Date: Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 18.00
Details:
'The Culture of Renaissance Venice' Public Lecture Series, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Speaker: Matthew Treherne, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Location: Conference Auditorium, University of Leeds.
For more information about these lectures, please contact Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk).
The Language of Colour and Light (ii): Jacopo Tintoretto
Date: Wednesday, 5 November 2008, 18.00
Details:
'The Culture of Renaissance Venice' Public Lecture Series, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Speaker: Matthew Treherne, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Location: Conference Auditorium, University of Leeds.
For more information about these lectures, please contact Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk).
IMS Day Trip: Jarrow and Durham
Date: Saturday, 8 November 2008, 08.30-20.30
Details:
Coach departs 08.30 and arrives back 20.30. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Swords, Sex & Sin: Manuscript Rubrication, Malory's Morte Darthur and Late Medieval Religion
Date: Wednesday, 12 November 2008, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Kevin Whetter, Associate Professor, Mediaeval Literature, Department of English, Acadia University, Nova Scotia
Location: Brotherton Room, Brotherton Library, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds.
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Music and Architecture in Renaissance Venice
Date: Wednesday, 12 November 2008, 18.00
Details:
'The Culture of Renaissance Venice' Public Lecture Series, Department of Italian, University of Leeds
Speaker: Prof. Deborah Howard, University of Cambridge
Location: Conference Auditorium, University of Leeds.
For more information about these lectures, please contact Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk).
IMS Day Trip: Bosworth (1485) and Edgehill (October 1642) Battlefields
Date: Thursday, 13 November 2008, 09.00-17.30
Details:
Minibus departs Parkinson Steps 09.00 returning 17.30. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
The Search for Eastern Christian Allies in the Crusader States
Date: Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 17.15
Details:
Medieval and Renaissance Seminar, School of History, University of Leeds.
Speaker: Prof. Bernard Hamilton, Professor Emeritus of Crusader History, University of Nottingham
Location: History Staff Common Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building , Room 330.
For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk.
Reshaping Cities at the End of the Roman World. The British Case / Gender and Access to Monastic Shrines in 6th-Century Gaul
Date: Monday, 24 November 2008, 17.00
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Group
Speakers: Meritxell Perez Martinez, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Erin Thomas Dailey, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00.
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
The Dim Religious Light: Old Glass in New Settings: A Recusant Gothic Chapel and its Windows
Date: Wednesday, 26 November 2008, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Anna Eavis, Head of NMR Services, National Monuments Record, Swindon
Location: Brotherton Room, Brotherton Library, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds.
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Why does Freyr have a big penis?
Date: Monday, 1 December 2008, 17.15
Details:
Medieval English Literature Seminar, School of English, University of Leeds
Speaker: Alaric Hall, School of English, University of Leeds
Location: Douglas Jefferson Room, School of English, University of Leeds.
For further details, contact A.Hiatt@leeds.ac.uk.
Before She Was Queen: Matilda of Flanders as Countess in Normandy
Date: Wednesday, 3 December 2008, 17.15
Details:
Medieval and Renaissance Seminar, School of History, University of Leeds.
Speaker: Charlotte Cartwright, University of Liverpool
Location: History Staff Common Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building , Room 330.
For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk.
IMS Day Trip: Boroughbridge Battlefield, Mount Grace Priory and Rievaulx Abbey
Date: Thursday, 11 December 2008
Details:
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
IMS Day Trip: Gawain's Journey
Date: Thursday, 1 January 2009
Details:
This will re-trace on foot Gawain's journey to the Green Chapel through the Staffordshire's moorlands on New Year's Day. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Eastern European Saints in English Historiography / Thirteenth-Century Pilgrim Guides
Date: Monday, 26 January 2009, 17.00
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Group
Speakers: Zsuzsanna Papp, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Liz Mylod, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00.
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
The 'Crusade' against Frederick II, 1229-30
Date: Wednesday, 11 February 2009, 17.15
Details:
Medieval and Renaissance Seminar, School of History, University of Leeds.
Speaker: Graham A. Loud, Professor of Medieval Italian History, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: History Staff Common Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 330.
For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk.
Place-Names, and the Infamous Dearth of Etymologically Celtic Ones in England
Date: Monday, 23 February 2009, 17.00
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Group
Speaker: Alaric Hall, School of English, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00.
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Representing Byzantine Society
Date: Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Margaret Mullett, Professor of Byzantine History, Queen's University, Belfast
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds.
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
King Æthelstan: Texts and Traditions / Old English Charters Through the Conquest
Date: Monday, 9 March 2009, 17.00
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Group
Speakers: Angela Smith, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Kate Wiles, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00.
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Language, Mission, and Diplomacy in the Conversion of Livonia, 1190-1250
Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 17.15
Details:
Medieval and Renaissance Seminar, School of History, University of Leeds
Speaker: Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 340.
For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk.
Middle English Saints' Lives
Date: Thursday, 12 March 2009, 17.15
Details:
Medieval English Literature Seminar, School of English, University of Leeds
Speaker: Veronica O'Mara, Department of English, University of Hull
Location: Douglas Jefferson Room, School of English, University of Leeds.
For further details, contact A.Hiatt.
The Emergence of Anglo-Saxon Judicial Practice: The Message of the Gallows
Date: Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Andrew Reynolds, Reader, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Location: Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds.
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Medieval Liturgical Music
Date: Thursday, 23 April 2009, 16.15-17.30
Details:
Students and staff of MEDV 5290 ‘English Medieval Parish Church and Community' in the Institute for Medieval Studies (University of Leeds) will be singing through the Sarum Vespers of the Annunciation, chanting the psalms and antiphons, singing the Magnificat in alternatim with anonymous sixteenth-century organ versets and William Byrd's hymn setting of Ave Maris Stella, alternating sung verses with organ intabulations. Anyone interested is welcome to sing with us or come to listen.

Location: Chapel at Notre Dame Sixth Form College (Leeds Catholic Chaplaincy) on St Mark's Avenue.
For further information, please contact Dr William Flynn, w.flynn@leeds.ac.uk.
Within Reach: European Peripheries in the Middle Ages
Date: Saturday, 25 April 2009, 09.30-18.30
Details:
IMS Postgraduate Symposium. For the call for papers, please click here.
Where was the edge of Europe in the Middle Ages? Where are the religious, linguistic and cultural faultlines? Are there any common features in intercultural contact zones? How and why did medieval people cross geographical, political, and cultural frontiers? This one-day symposium is aimed primarily at postgraduates who wish to share and discuss their recent research in an informal interdisciplinary environment. The symposium will provide a forum for interaction, discussion, and the exchange of ideas, and includes the session Within Reach: Academic Careers.

Location: Leeds Humanities Research Institute - click here for a location map. Tea and Coffee from 09.00. For further information, or to register, please contact Zsuzsa Papp, Katie Neville, or Liz Mylod, Institute for Medieval Studies, Room 4.05, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, LEEDS, LS2 9JT, UK; imssymp@leeds.ac.uk.
Sceatta Imagery - the Unseen, the Unknown, the Unique
Date: Monday, 27 April 2009, 17.00
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Group
Speaker: Tony Abramson, Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Medieval Studies
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00.
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
The Paternity of Chlothar II
Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2009, 17.15
Details:
Medieval and Renaissance Seminar, School of History, University of Leeds.
Speaker: Erin Thomas Daley, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06).
For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk.
Excursion to Markenfield Hall and Ripon Cathedral
Date: Sunday 7 June 2009, 1.30-4.30pm
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Group
Meet at Markenfield Hall at 1:30pm (map and bus routes can be found at www.markenfield.com. The 36 bus is probably easiest from Leeds). Entry to Markenfield Hall will cost £5 per head, and Karen Watts will be our guide. Please bring the entry fee with you on the day. We will continue to Ripon Cathedral (again, the 36 bus is probably easiest), and will meet there at 3:00pm where Richard Morris will be our guide to the crypt. The day will finish with tea with the Dean at 4:30pm. Evensong is at 5:30pm for those who wish to stay. If you plan to join the excursion, please email medieval@leeds.ac.uk by Friday, 29 May 2009.

International Medieval Congress 2009

International Medieval Congress 2009 - Special Thematic Strand: Heresy and Orthodoxy
Date: Monday, 13 July - Thursday, 16 July 2009
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 2007-2008

Bede and Archaeology
Date: 16 July 2008
Details:
National Archaeology Week Lecture
Speaker: Richard Morris, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: St. Peter's Church, St.Peter's Way, Sunderland - NE of the Wearmouth Bridge, near the NGC.
A talk by Professor Richard Morris on “Bede and Archaeology” held at the Wearmouth part of the Anglo-Saxon site of Wearmouth-Jarrow, the UK ' s World Heritage status candidate for 2010. Further information: Ian Stockton, phone 0191 5160135 (the Parish Office, Mon-Fri 9am until 1pm), email Monkwearmouth.Parish@durham.anglican.org, www.britarch.ac.uk/naw.

International Medieval Congress 2008

International Medieval Congress 2008 - Special Thematic Strand: The Natural World
Date: 7-10 July 2008
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.
Excursion to Pickering Parish Church and Castle
Date: Saturday, 31 May 2008, 11.00
Details:
IMS Medieval Group
Guides: Peter Meredith, School of English, University of Leeds, and Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Senior Curator of Edged Weapons, Royal Armouries.
Location:We shall meet at Pickering Parish Church at 11:00am. Following this first tour, we will have lunch in the town before proceeding to Pickering Castle . Pickering is easy to reach from Leeds by bus or train.
Roger Bacon and the Jews
Date: Wednesday, 7 May 2008, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Amanda Power, University of Sheffield
Location: History Staff Common Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 330.
For further details, contact either G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk. For updates, see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm.
Consecrated groves: Imperial Uses of a Tacitean Trope
Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2008, 17.15
Details:
School of English Seminar Series
Speaker: Ananya Kabir, University of Leeds
Location: Douglas Jefferson Room, School of English. For further details, contact Alfred Hiatt, email a.hiatt@leeds.ac.uk
'Goodmen of the District': Medical Practitioners as Social Actors in Late Medieval Portugal
Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2008, 15.15
Details:
History and Philosophy of Science Seminars
Speaker: Iona McCleery, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Baines Wing G36, Department of Philosophy, Woodhouse Lane. Tea is available from 15.00 pm in the same room. For further details please contact Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker, email phlfeb@leeds.ac.uk
Beneath the Sands of Time: Unravelling the Hidden Past of the Vale of Pickering
Date: Wednesday, 23 April 2008, 17.30
Details:
IMS Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Dominic Powlesland, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / Landscape Research Centre, Malton
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
‘When my grave is broke up again': Attitudes towards Dead Kings and Queens in Medieval and Renaissance Portugal
Date: Monday, 21 April 2008, 17.30
Details:
IMS Medieval Group
Speaker: Iona McCleery, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
How to be a Good Knight: Chivalric Treatises of the Thirteenth Century
Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2008, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Iris Rau, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: History Staff Common Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 330. For further details, contact either G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk. For updates, see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm.
Propaganda, Piety and Polemic: Hagiography in Anglo-Saxon England
Date: Thursday, 10 April 2008, 10.00-16.30
Details:
A one-day research symposium
This symposium will examine hagiography in Anglo-Saxon England, illustrating its contemporary uses and the way in which attitudes to and understanding of hagiographical texts have changed in the period of modern scholarship. The papers will range across the Anglo-Saxon period and will cover material in Latin and Old English.
Speakers: Joyce Hill (Leeds), Clare Lees (London), Rosalind Love (Cambridge), Winfried Rudolf (Oxford), and Alan Thacker (London).
Location: Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29-31 Clarendon Place (on main campus) http://webprod2.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap/detail.asp?ID=546 . For further details, contact Professor Joyce Hill j.m.hill@leeds.ac.uk. Download the registration form here.
Children's Calligraphy Workshops
Date: Wednesday 26 March from 10.30 until 15.30
Details:
As part of the Chronicles of Froissart exhibition (http://www.royalarmouries.org/extsite/view.jsp?sectionId=3687) the Royal Armouries will be hosting calligraphy workshops. These workshops have been designed as an ideal introduction into this art form in which anyone with the correct guidance and patience can achieve a good standard of lettering. Workshops for adults will be taking place on Friday 29 February and Sunday 30 March from 10.30 until 15.30. Children's Workshops will take place on Sunday 9 March and Wednesday 26 March. The cost is £20 for adults and £10 for children, including tuition and materials. For further information and booking call (0113) 220 1985 or visit the Royal Armouries webpage (http://www.royalarmouries.org/extsite/view.jsp?sectionId=3786). The Chronicles of Froissart exhibition is curated by Karen Watts, Senior Curator of European Armour and Art at the Royal Armouries. Karen is also a member of the IMS Learning and teaching Committee. The exhibition will run until 6 April 2008.
Religious patronage in Frankish Greece
Date: Wednesday, 12 March 2008, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Nicky Tsougarakis, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: History Staff Common Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 330. For further details, contact either G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk. For updates, see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm.
Re-forming the Ploughman: Reading Langland in the Sixteenth Century
Date: Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 17.15
Details:
School of English Seminar Series
Speaker: Mike Jones, University of Leeds
Location: School of English. For further details, contact Alfred Hiatt, email a.hiatt@leeds.ac.uk
Observations on the Twelfth-Century Context of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College manuscript 383 / Eastern European Saints in Medieval English Historiography
Date: Monday, 10 March 2008, 17.30
Details:
IMS Medieval Group
Speakers: Thomas Gobbitt, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Zsuzsanna Papp, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Children's Calligraphy Workshops
Date: Sunday 9 March from 10.30 until 15.30
Details:
As part of the Chronicles of Froissart exhibition (http://www.royalarmouries.org/extsite/view.jsp?sectionId=3687) the Royal Armouries will be hosting calligraphy workshops. These workshops have been designed as an ideal introduction into this art form in which anyone with the correct guidance and patience can achieve a good standard of lettering. Workshops for adults will be taking place on Friday 29 February and Sunday 30 March from 10.30 until 15.30. Children's Workshops will take place on Sunday 9 March and Wednesday 26 March. The cost is £20 for adults and £10 for children, including tuition and materials. For further information and booking call (0113) 220 1985 or visit the Royal Armouries webpage (http://www.royalarmouries.org/extsite/view.jsp?sectionId=3786). The Chronicles of Froissart exhibition is curated by Karen Watts, Senior Curator of European Armour and Art at the Royal Armouries. Karen is also a member of the IMS Learning and teaching Committee. The exhibition will run until 6 April 2008.
Varietas, Taedium, Curiositas: Studies in the Medieval Esthetic Lexicon
Date: Wednesday, 5 March 2008, 17.30
Details:
IMS Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Mary Carruthers, Department of English, New York University
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Multilingualism in the Low Countries
Date: Monday, 3 March 2008, 15.00
Details:
WUN Multilingualism in the Middle Ages Seminar Series
Speakers: Sarah Rees Jones (York University), Elizabeth Tyler (York University), Bart Besamusca (Utrecht University), Paul Wackers (Utrecht University), Carol Symes (University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign)
Further background information can be found at http://www.wun.ac.uk/multilingualism/seminars.html; General information on WUN virtual seminars can be found at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/international/wun/wun_seminars.html. If you wish to attend please contact Anoushka Kulikowski (a.kulikowski@leeds.ac.uk) by noon on Friday 29 February at the latest. Please note that if no one expresses an interest in attending this event, they will cancel the room booking.
Calligraphy Workshops
Date: Friday 29 February and Sunday 30 March from 10.30 until 15.30
Details:
As part of the Chronicles of Froissart exhibition (http://www.royalarmouries.org/extsite/view.jsp?sectionId=3687) the Royal Armouries will be hosting calligraphy workshops. These workshops have been designed as an ideal introduction into this art form in which anyone with the correct guidance and patience can achieve a good standard of lettering. Workshops for adults will be taking place on Friday 29 February and Sunday 30 March from 10.30 until 15.30. Children's Workshops will take place on Sunday 9 March and Wednesday 26 March. The cost is £20 for adults and £10 for children, including tuition and materials. For further information and booking call (0113) 220 1985 or visit the Royal Armouries webpage (http://www.royalarmouries.org/extsite/view.jsp?sectionId=3786). The Chronicles of Froissart exhibition is curated by Karen Watts, Senior Curator of European Armour and Art at the Royal Armouries. Karen is also a member of the IMS Learning and teaching Committee. The exhibition will run until 6 April 2008.
The Grail and the Templars: Contrasting Medieval Concepts of Chivalry
Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 17.30
Details:
IMS Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Helen J. Nicholson, School of History & Archaeology, Cardiff University
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
A Break with Medieval Reality in the Movies: I Don't Care about ‘Accuracy' and Neither Should You! / Early Islam and Utilitarian Architecture
Date: Monday, 18 February 2008, 17.30
Details:
IMS Medieval Group
Speakers: Paul Sturtevant, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Essam As-Sayyid, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email .
The Chancery and Charters of the Norman Kings of Sicily
Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2008, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Graham Loud, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: History Staff Common Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 330. For further details, contact either G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk. For updates, see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm.
Early Music Festival
Date: Friday, 8 February - Sunday, 10 February 2008
Details:
Various events, including concerts, lectures, workshops and dance performances. There is a study day on Abbess Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) on Sunday 10 February. For further details see: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/illuminations.pdf
Location: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall and the University Great Hall, University of Leeds.
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group
Date: Wednesday, 6 February 2008, 12.00
Details:
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group
Discussion Topic: Culture in Archaeology. The core papers and chapters we are looking at are: 1. Christopher Tilley, Metaphor and Material Culture (Oxford: Blackwell, 1999), chapter 1 2. Michael Shanks and Christopher Tilley, Re-constructing Archaeology: Theory and Practice, 2nd edn (Routledge, 1992), chapter 6 3. Patty Watson, 'Archaeology, Anthropology and the Culture Concept', American Anthropologist new series, 97 (1995), 683-94
Location: Meeting at the Quilted Llama, Woodhouse Lane. For further details, contact Thom Gobbitt and Michael Garcia, mstjg@leeds.ac.uk and mesmmg@leeds.ac.uk.
Launch of the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies - 'Guido's Disdain: Inferno IX-XI'
Date: Wednesday, 6 February 2008, 16.00
Details:
Everyone is cordially invited to the launch of the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, the UK's only Centre devoted to the study of Italy's national poet. The launch will take place on Wednesday 6th February 2008 at 4.00 p.m. in the Great Woodhouse Room, University House.
Lecture:
Prof. Zygmunt G. Baranski (University of Cambridge) will give a lecture entitled 'Guido's Disdain: Inferno IX-XI', to be followed by a drinks reception.
Location: Great Woodhouse Room, University House. For further details, contact Claire Honess (c.e.honess@leeds.ac.uk) or Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk)
'Ask the animals and they will teach you': Animals in Medieval Culture
Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 17.30
Details:
IMS Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Brigitte Resl, School of History, University of Liverpool
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Teaching the Old French Language: Updating Medfrench for the Web-Based Age
Date: Monday, 28 January 2008, 17.30
Details:
IMS Medieval Group
Speakers: Alan Hindley, University of Hull, Rosalind Brown-Grant and Katherine Fenton, Department of French, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
The Anglo-Saxon Church in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries
Date: Thursday, 10 January 2008, 10.00-16.30
Details:
A one-day research symposium
Speakers: Julia Barrow (University of Nottingham), Jesse Billett (University of Cambridge), Richard Gameson (University of Durham), Catherine Karkov (University of Leeds), and Tom Pickles (University of Oxford).
Location:
Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29-31 Clarendon Place (on main campus) http://webprod2.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap/detail.asp?ID=546 . For further details, contact Professor Joyce Hill j.m.hill@leeds.ac.uk. Download the registration form here.
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Post-Processualism
Date: Monday, 10 December 2007, 12.00
Details:
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Post-Processualism
Discussion Topic: Chapter 5 ‘Hermeneutics, Dialectics and Archaeology': Michael Shanks and Christopher Tilley, Re-constructing Archaeology: Theory and Practice, 2nd edn (1992), pp. 103-15.
Location: Meeting at Le Patourel Room, (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building, then moving on to the Quilted Llama. For further details, contact Thom Gobbitt and Michael Garcia, mstjg@leeds.ac.uk and mesmmg@leeds.ac.uk.
‘þen hentes he þe healme, and hastily hit kisses': The Symbolic Significance of Donning Armour in Medieval Romance
Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 17.30
Details:
IMS Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Rob Jones, Cardiff University
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Pathfinder (Dir. Nispel)
Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 19.15
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Film Club - The Epic Middle Ages: Heroism, Death, Glory
Film: Pathfinder (Dir. Nispel)
2007. Vikings versus Indians. Enough said. *Note later start time.
Location: Le Patourel Room, (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building. For further details, contact Paul Sturtevant at imsps@leeds.ac.uk.
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Post-Processualism
Date: Monday, 3 December 2007, 12.00
Details:
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Post-Processualism
Discussion Topic: Chapter 10 ‘Archaeology and its Social Context': Bruce G. Trigger, A History of Archaeological Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 370-411.
Location: Meeting at Le Patourel Room, (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building, then moving on to the Quilted Llama. For further details, contact Thom Gobbitt and Michael Garcia, mstjg@leeds.ac.uk and mesmmg@leeds.ac.uk.
Reaching through the Stars: Astronomy and Cosmology in Medieval Europe
Date: Friday, 30 November 2007, 17.30
Details:
Bolton Lecture 2007
Speaker: Allan Chapman, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Location: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
Rethinking the Material Text in Medieval Culture
Date: Thursday, 29 November 2007, 17.15
Details:
School of English Medieval Literature Seminar
Speaker: Orietta Da Rold, Department of English, University of Leicester
Location: Douglas Jefferson Room, School of English
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (Dir. Besson)
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2007, 19.15
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Film Club - The Epic Middle Ages: Heroism, Death, Glory
Film: The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (Dir. Besson)
Yes, women can be heroes too. However, Luc Besson seems to enjoy judging Joan of Arc by decidedly modern Christian standards in what turns out to be a strangely pacifistic version of Joan's story. Was she a saint, or just mad? *Note later start time.
Location: Le Patourel Room, (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building. For further details, contact Paul Sturtevant at imsps@leeds.ac.uk.
Art, Power, and Patronage in Renaissance Siena
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2007, 18.00
Details:
Public Lecture Series: Art and Literature in Siena: 1250-1600
Speaker: Philippa Jackson (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Location:
Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre, Leeds University Business School. For further information, please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/italian/research/sienalectures.htm; or contact Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk) or Claire Honess (c.e.honess@leeds.ac.uk).
NEW TITLE: The Impact of the Coming of Islam on the Cities of Iran
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2007, 17.30
Details:
IMS Open Lecture Series
Speaker: Hugh Kennedy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Post-Processualism
Date: Monday, 26 November 2007, 12.00
Details:
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Post-Processualism
Discussion Topic: Chapter 8 ‘Post-Processual Archaeology': Ian Hodder, Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology, 2nd edn. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), pp. 156-81.
Location: Meeting at Le Patourel Room, (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building, then moving on to the Quilted Llama. For further details, contact Thom Gobbitt and Michael Garcia, mstjg@leeds.ac.uk and mesmmg@leeds.ac.uk.
Beowulf (Dir. Zemeckis)
Date: Thursday, 22 November 2007, 17:20 (for 17:30 performance)
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Film Club - The Epic Middle Ages: Heroism, Death, Glory
Film: Beowulf (Dir. Zemeckis)
Location: Meet at the Vue Cinema in the Light in Leeds City Centre. Time to be confirmed. Individuals responsible for purchase of their own tickets. (N.B. not free. Sorry!). For further details, contact Paul Sturtevant at imsps@leeds.ac.uk
Renaissance Siena: Art for a City
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2007, 18.00
Details:
Public Lecture Series: Art and Literature in Siena: 1250-1600
Speaker: Luke Syson (National Gallery, London)
Location:
Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre, Leeds University Business School. For further information, please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/italian/research/sienalectures.htm; or contact Matthew Treherne (m.treherne@leeds.ac.uk) or Claire Honess (c.e.honess@leeds.ac.uk).
Devils and Pagans in the Chronicles of the Baltic Crusades
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2007, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: History Staff Common Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 330. For further details, contact either G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk. For updates, see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm.
To Sing in Your Sight: The Role of the Eadwine Portrait in the Eadwine Psalter
Date: Monday, 19 November 2007, 17.30
Details:
IMS Medieval Group
Speaker: Catherine Karkov, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Location:
Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Beowulf & Grendel (Dir. Gunnarsson)
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2007, 18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Film Club - The Epic Middle Ages: Heroism, Death, Glory
Film: Beowulf & Grendel (Dir. Gunnarsson)
The 2005 Icelandic-Canadian collaboration shows a version of Beowulf with distinctly modern attitudes. Starring Gerard Butler.
Location: Le Patourel Room, (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building. For further details, contact Paul Sturtevant at imsps@leeds.ac.uk.
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Processualism
Date: Monday, 12 November 2007, 12.00
Details:
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Processualism
Discussion Topic: Chapter 2 'Positivism and the New Archaeology': Michael Shanks and Christopher Tilley, Re-constructing Archaeology: Theory and Practice, 2nd edn (1992), pp. 29-45.
Location: Meeting at Le Patourel Room, (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building, then moving on to the Quilted Llama. For further details, contact Thom Gobbitt and Michael Garcia, mstjg@leeds.ac.uk and mesmmg@leeds.ac.uk.
1207 and All That: Leeds in its Medieval Urban Context
Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2007, 12.15-13.00
Details:
IMS Leeds Lecture Series
Speaker: David Palliser, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: St John's Church, New Briggate, Leeds.
For further details, email ims@leeds.ac.uk.
'The manner of arming knights for the tourney': A Re-Appraisal of an Important Early 14th-Century Tournament Treatise
Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2007, 17.15
Details:
School of History Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Ralph Moffat, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: History Staff Common Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building , Room 330. For further details, contact either G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk. For updates, see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/history/events/Medieval.htm.
Lancelot du Lac (Dir. Bresson)
Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2007, 19.15
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Film Club - The Epic Middle Ages: Heroism, Death, Glory
Film: Lancelot du Lac (Dir. Bresson)
Bresson's ultra-pessimistic, gory take on the Arthurian legends made the Middle Ages into the Dark Ages. *Note later start time.
Location: Le Patourel Room, (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building. For further details, contact Paul Sturtevant at imsps@leeds.ac.uk.
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Processualism
Date: Monday, 5 November 2007, 12.00
Details:
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Processualism
Discussion Topic: Lewis R. Binford, ‘Archaeological Systematics and the Study of Culture Process', American Antiquity, 31 (1965), 203-10.
Location: Meeting at Le Patourel Room, (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building, then moving on to the Quilted Llama. For further details, contact Thom Gobbitt and Michael Garcia, mstjg@leeds.ac.uk and mesmmg@leeds.ac.uk.
Beowulf off the Map: Peoples, Places, Spaces
Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2007, 17.15
Details:
School of English Medieval Literature Seminar
Speaker: Alfred Hiatt, School of English, University of Leeds
Location: Douglas Jefferson Room, School of English
Army of Darkness (Dir. Raimi)
Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2007, 18.30
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Film Club - The Epic Middle Ages: Heroism, Death, Glory
Film: Army of Darkness (Dir. Raimi)
Speaking of armies of the dead, a Halloween Special! In the third instalment of the classic B-horror series Evil Dead, our intrepid hero Ash is transported back to the Middle Ages with only his chainsaw, his shotgun and his perfect comedic timing to save him from an army of the walking dead.
Location: Le Patourel Room, (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building. For further details, contact Paul Sturtevant at imsps@leeds.ac.uk.
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Processualism
Date: Monday, 29 October 2007, 12.00
Details:
Archaeological Theory Discussion Group - Processualism
Discussion Topic: David Clarke, ‘Archaeology the Loss of Innocence', Antiquity , 47 (1973), 6-18.
Location: Meeting at Le Patourel Room, (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building, then moving on to the Quilted Llama. For further details, contact Thom Gobbitt and Michael Garcia,mstjg@leeds.ac.uk and mesmmg@leeds.ac.uk.
The International Medieval Bibliography: The Unwritten History
Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2007, 17.30
Details:
IMS Open Lecture Series
Speakers: Peter Sawyer, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
Followed by a celebratory wine reception and birthday cake. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
El Cid (Dir. Mann)
Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2007, 19.15
Details:
Institute for Medieval Studies Medieval Film Club - The Epic Middle Ages: Heroism, Death, Glory
Film: El Cid (Dir. Mann)
Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren star in this quintessential early 1960's epic. Never before or since has a dead man led an army so well. *Note later start time.
Location: Le Patourel Room (Room 4.06), Parkinson Building. For further information, contact Paul Sturtevant at imsps@leeds.ac.uk.
The Queen of the Franks Proposes Marriage to the Caliph al-Muktafi
Date: Monday, 22 October 2007, 17.30
Details:
IMS Medieval Group
Speaker: Ann Christys, University of Leeds
Location:
Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Medieval Research afternoon
Date: Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 14.30-17.00
Details:
You are warmly invited to attend this event, which consists of short presentations by professional scholars and research students on current projects and pursuits. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with other medievalists, share your own findings and keep well informed of developments within a wide range of medieval disciplines, learn about the Medieval Group's activities for 2007-2008, and perhaps even consider joining the Group's steering committee. Anyone interested in giving a short presentation, please contact Alison Martin, medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk. Click here for further information.
Looking for Loidis: Leeds before Leeds
Date: Wednesday, 3 October 2007, 12.15-13.00
Details:
IMS Leeds Lecture Series
Speaker: Richard Morris, Head of the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: St John's Church, New Briggate, Leeds.
For further details, email ims@leeds.ac.uk.

Past Events 2007-2006

International Medieval Congress 2007 - Special Thematic Strand: Medieval Cities
Date: 9-12 July 2007
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.
Holm Cultram abbey: a story of success?
Date: Monday, 4 June 2007, 17.30
Details: Medieval Group meeting
Speakers: Emilia Jamroziak, School of History
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson Building, Room 4.06, University of Leeds). Tea from 17.00. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
1598: galley slaves and the Inquisition
Date: Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 17.15-18.15
Details:
Speaker: Dionisius A. Agius, Professor for Arabic & Islamic Material Culture, Department of Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds
Info: For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk
Room 327, School of History, University of Leeds.
Canon Law and the Anglo-Saxon Benedictine Reform / Secular Minster or Benedictine Priory? Establishing a context for the earliest manuscripts of St Guthlac's, Hereford
Date: Monday, 30 April 2007, 17.30
Details: Medieval Group meeting
Speakers: Katie Neville, Institute for Medieval Studies
Chris Tuckley, Institute for Medieval Studies

Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson Building. Room 4.06, University of Leeds
For details, please contact Alison Martin or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3620.
'Tout mon hernoys pour le jouster': interpreting the evidence for tournament-specific armour / John of Salisbury and preaching
Date: Monday, 23 April 2007, 17.30
Details: Medieval Group meeting
Speakers: Ralph Moffat, Institute for Medieval Studies
Lauren Moreau, Institute for Medieval Studies

Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson Building, Room 4.06, University of Leeds
For details, please contact Alison Martin or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3620.
Images and Identity: Notions of the Public in the Middle Ages
Date: Friday, 20 April 2007
Details: One-day symposium
Speakers: Abstracts invited by 9 February 2007. Email: messymp@leeds.ac.uk

Location: See this website nearer the time
The Memory of 1204
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2007, 17.15-18.15
Details:
Speaker: Daniel Power, Department of History, University of Sheffield

Info: For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk
Room 327, School of History, University of Leeds.
Dante and God
Date: Thursday, 15 March 2007, 17.30
Details: Department of Italian / Institute for Medieval Studies public lecture
Speaker: Christian Moevs, Notre Dame
Location: Conference Auditorium (Room 2), University of Leeds
For details, please see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/italian/research/christianmoevsvisit.htm or contact Matthew Treherne or telephone +44 (0)113 343 37846.
City and saint in medieval Apulia: St. Nicholas the Pilgrim and Trani
Date: Wednesday, 14 March 2007, 17.15-18.15
Details:
Speaker: Paul Oldfield, Department of History & Economic History, Manchester Metropolitan University

Info: For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk
Room 327, School of History, University of Leeds.
Who Says King Alfred Burned the Cakes?
Date: Monday, 12 March 2007, 17.30
Details: School of English, inaugural lecture
Speaker: Rory McTurk, Professor of Icelandic Studies
Chaired by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Atack

Location: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds
For details, please contact Burkhard Hauder, School of English (or telephone +44 (0)113 343 4764).
Sea-Faring Saints and Land-Lubber Painters
Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2007, 17.30 - 18.30
Details:
The lecture discusses the phenomenal success of the cult of St. Nicholas at Bari, the competing cult of Nicholas of Tolentino and the relationship of images of sea-borne saints to current maritime technology.

Speaker: Julian Gardner, Professor of the History of Art, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick

Julian Gardner is foundation Professor of the History of Art at Warwick He has been Visiting Professor of Medieval Studies at Berkeley and visiting professor at Harvard and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. He is aspecialist in early Italian painting and sculpture.

Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. All welcome - please stay on for a glass of wine or Congress Ale afterwards. For further details, please contact Alison Martin or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3620.
Medievalism at the movies
Date: Wednesday, 21 February, 19.00
Details: IMS Medievalist Film Club
First screening: 1936 classic, The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn. Free, bring a friend, bring your own popcorn.

Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson Building. Room 4.06, University of Leeds
For details, contact Paul Sturtevant.
The material culture of medicine in late medieval Portugal: the tomb of Fernando I (d. 1383)
Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2007, 17.15-18.15
Details:
Speaker: Iona McCleery, Centre for the History of Medicine & Disease, University of Durham

Info: For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk
Room 327, School of History, University of Leeds.
Multilingualism for Medieval English? The French of England
Date: Monday, 5 February 2007, 17.30
Details: Medieval Group meeting
Speaker: Professor Jocelyn Wogan-Brown, University of York
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson Building, Room 4.06, University of Leeds). Tea from 17.00. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Made in England?: The Bayeux Tapestry
Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2007, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Speaker: Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. All welcome - please stay on for a glass of wine or Congress Ale afterwards. For further details, please contact Alison Martin or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3620.
Symposium: What do we mean by the Benedictine Reform?
Date: Tuesday, 9 January 2007, 10.45-16.15 (coffee from 10.15, tea from 16.15)
Details: School of English and Institute for Medieval Studies research symposium
Speakers include Katy Cubitt (York), Sarah Foot (Sheffield), Joyce Hill (Leeds), Hugh Magennis (Belfast), Nicky Robertson (Leeds). Registration forms from Professor Joyce Hill, j.m.hill@leeds.ac.uk, postgraduate research students welcome.
Location: Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds, 29-31 Clarendon Road
'Adelchi and Attila': the barbarians and the Risorgimento
Date: Wednesday, 6 December, 2006, 17.15
Details: Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Ian Wood, Professor of Early Medieval History, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: History Staff Common Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 330, University of Leeds.
The 'Court Style' and Urban Culture in Thirteenth-Century Paris
Date: Monday, 4 December 2006, 17.30
Details: Medieval Group meeting
Speaker: Meredith Cohen, Institute for Medieval Studies
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson Building, Room 4.06, University of Leeds). Tea from 17.00. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Medieval parish churches and local identity
Date: Saturday, 2 December 2006, 15.00
Details: Medieval Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society
Speaker: Richard Morris, Institute for Medieval Studies
Location: Claremont, Clarendon Road. Tea from 14.30.
Did Henry III and Edward I have an artistic policy?
Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2006, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Speaker: Paul Binski, Professor in History of Art, Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge
Location: Centenary Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. All welcome - please stay on for a glass of wine or Congress Ale afterwards. For further details, contact Sue Julier or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3617.
Exchanging Words and Deeds in The Franklin's Tale and The Manciple's Tale
Date: Thursday, 23 November 2006, 17.15
Details: Medieval English Literature Seminar
Speaker: Nicholas Perkins, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford
Location: School of English. For further details, contact Alfred Hiatt or telephone +44 (0)113 343 4734.
Making friends on the borders: Cistercian strategies from northern Europe in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries
Date: Wednesday, 22 November 2006, 17.15
Details: Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
Speaker: Emilia Jamroziak, School of History
Location: History Staff Common Room, Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room 330. For more, contact either G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk
Magic for the Dead: The Archaeology of Magic in Later Medieval Burials
Date: Wednesday, 8 November 2006, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Speaker: Roberta Gilchrist, Professor of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. All welcome - please stay on for a glass of wine or Congress Ale afterwards. For further details, please contact Sue Julier or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3617.
Lastingham revisited
Date: Wednesday, 25 October 2006, 17.15
Details: History Medieval Seminar
Speaker: Richard Morris, IMS
Location: School of History. For further details, please contact Graham Loud: telephone +44 (0)113 343 3601.
Reading an unpublished medieval romance: 'The story of Ulf, son of Uggi'
Date: Wednesday, 25 October 2006, 17.15
Details: Medieval English Literature Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Wawn
Location: School of English. For further details, please contact Alfred Hiatt or telephone +44 (0)113 343 4734.
Estuary English in the Eighth Century: Bede and the Beginnings of an Old English Standard
Date: Monday, 23 October 2006, 17.30
Details: Medieval Group meeting
Speaker: Philip Shaw
Location: Le Patourel Room (Parkinson 4.06). Tea from 17.00. For further details, contact Alison Martin, phone 0113 343 3620, email medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
Mary and the Jews
Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2006, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Speaker: Miri Rubin, Professor of History, Department of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds.
IMS Medieval Group: Annual Medieval Research Afternoon
Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2006, 14.30-17.00
Details:
Short presentations on current projects and research - an opportunity to meet other medievalists, a meeting of new members of the Steering Group, discussion of activities for 2006-2007. Anyone interested in giving a short presentation, please contact Alison Martin, medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk

Past Events 2006-2005

International Medieval Congress 2006 - Special Thematic Strand: Emotion and Gesture
Date: 10-13 July 2006
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.
Maurice Beresford Memorial
Date: Tuesday, 4 July 2006, 2:30pm
Details:
To be held at the Clothworker's Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds. Light refreshments will be served afterwords.
Collaborative Research at the Royal Armouries Museum
Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2006, 15.00-20.00
Details:
At the Tower Gallery, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. There is no entrance charge, but reservations essential.
To reserve your place at this seminar please email Graeme Rimer at Graeme.Rimer@armouries.org.uk by 5pm, Mon 19 June.
A Presentation on the AHRC-funded project The Production and Use of English Manuscripts, 1060 to 1220
Date: Monday, 5 June 2006, 17.30-18.30 (talk preceded by tea at 17.00)
Details:
Speakers: Mary Swan, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Elaine Treharne and Orietta Da Rold, Department of English, University of Leicester

Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson Building 4.06, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Alison Martin or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3620.
Excursion to Kirkstall Abbey
Date: Saturday, 20 May 2006
Details:
Guided tour through Kirkstall Abbey led by Katherine Baxter (Curator of Archaeology, Leeds City Council) and Emilia Jamroziak (School of History, University of Leeds) around the abbey and its new Visitor Centre. Meet at 14.00 at entrance to Abbey House museum.
For further details, please contact Alison Martin or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3620.
The Role of the Medievalist: Perceptions of the Past
Date: Thursday, 27 April 2006
Details:
Topics to be addressed may include: Modern Perceptions of the Medieval Past, Reinterpreting Medieval Texts, Medieval Historiography, Later Artistic Depictions of the Middle Ages, Changes in Archaeological Practice: Conservation/Restoration, Formation of Nationhood, Use of Narratives in Cultural Development
Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson Building 4.06, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Leeds Symposium Committee.
Cemeteries in Late Antique Britain / Britain and the Continent in the Ninth Century: Exploring the Connections
Date: Monday, 24 April 2006, 17.30-18.30 (talk preceded by tea at 17.00)
Details:
Speakers: Michael Garcia, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Alexandra Domingue, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson Building 4.06, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Alison Martin or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3620.
Speaking in Tongues: The Language of the Liturgy in Medieval England
Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2006, 17.15-18.15
Details:
Speaker: Helen B. Gittos, School of History, University of Leeds

Info: For further details, contact W.R.Childs@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk
Room 330 (Staff Common Room), School of History, University of Leeds.
Chivalry, Church Monuments and the Hundred Years War
Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2006, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Speaker: Nigel E. Saul, Professor of Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Sue Julier or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3617.
Sermons in Stones? Decoding the Iconography of Barwick-in-Elmet
Date: Wednesday, 1 March 2006, 17.15-18.15
Details:
Speaker: Victoria Thompson, Trinity and All Saints College, University of Leeds

Info: For further details, contact W.R.Childs@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk
Room 330 (Staff Common Room), School of History, University of Leeds.
Ekphrasis and Eucharist: The Poetics of Seeing God's Art in Canto X of Dante's Purgatorio
Date: Monday, 27 February 2006, 17.30-18.30 (talk preceded by tea at 17.00)
Details:
Speaker: Matthew Treherne, Department of Italian, University of Leeds

Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson Building 4.06, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Alison Martin or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3620.
A New Reading of Turgot's Margaret of Scotland as Rectrix
Date: Wednesday, 8 February 2006, 17.15-18.15
Details:
Speaker: Joanna Huntington, School of History, University of Leeds

Info: For further details, contact W.R.Childs@leeds.ac.uk or E.M.Jamroziak@leeds.ac.uk
Room 330 (Staff Common Room), School of History, University of Leeds.
The Feast of St Brigit: A 15th-Century Office for St Brigit of Ireland - From Manuscript to Modern Performance
Date: Wednesday, 1 February 2006, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Speaker: Ann Buckley, Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow, Department of Music, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Sue Julier or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3617.
The Legitimacy of the Liberal Arts in the 12th Century / A Misconstrued Link: Europe and the Economic History of Islamic Trade
Date: Monday, 30 January 2006, 17.30-18.30 (talk preceded by tea at 17.00)
Details:
Speakers: Carl Taylor, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Professor Maya Shatzmiller, Department of History, University of Western Ontario

Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson Building 4.06, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Alison Martin or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3620.
Why Study Sculpture?: The Early Medieval Inscribed Stones and Stone Sculpture of South-West Wales
Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2006, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Speaker: Nancy Edwards, Reader in Archaeology, Department of History & Welsh History, University of Wales, Bangor
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Sue Julier or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3617.
Medieval Manuscripts in the Brotherton Library
Date: Thursday, 19 January 2006, 19.30-20.30
Details:
Organised by Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society.
Speaker: Oliver Pickering, Deputy Head of Special Collections, University of Leeds
Location: Special Collections Area, University of Leeds
Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend. However, if possible please contact the Society's secretary, John Lydon (telephone +44 (0)113 343 3036) by Tuesday, 17 January if you are interested in attending to be able to provide a suitably sized lecture room for the talk.
Varieties of Monasticism in Norman Italy
Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2005, 17.15-18.15
Details:
Speaker: Graham A. Loud, Professor of Italian Medieval History, School of History, University of Leeds

Info: For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or W.R.Childs@leeds.ac.uk
Room 327, School of History, University of Leeds.
Who Wrote John Audelay's The Counsel of Conscience?: Problems of Middle English Authorship
Date: Monday, 5 December 2005, 17.30-18.30 (talk preceded by tea at 17.00)
Details:
Speaker: Oliver Pickering, Special Collections, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds

Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson Building 4.06, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Alison Martin or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3620.
The Mind and the Book: Authors, Makers and Readers in the Middle Ages
Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2005, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Speaker: Michelle P. Brown, The British Library, London, and Visiting Professor, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Sue Julier or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3617.
Unity and Variety: The Religious Orders in Medieval Europe
Date: Monday, 14 November 2005, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Speaker: Gert Melville, Professor für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Institut für Geschichte, Technische Universität, Dresden
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Sue Julier or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3617.
The problem of Prostitution in the First Crusade
Date: Wednesday, 9 November 2005, 17.15-18.15
Details:
Speaker: Alan V. Murray, Editor, International Medieval Bibliography and Lecturer in Medieval Studies, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

Info: For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or W.R.Childs@leeds.ac.uk
Room 327, School of History, University of Leeds.
Bosworth, 1485: A Challenge for Battlefield Archaeology
Date: Monday, 7 November 2005, 17.30-18.30 (talk preceded by tea at 17.00)
Details:
Speaker: Glenn Foard, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson Building 4.06, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Alison Martin or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3620.
Emotions and Somatic Gestures in Medieval Narratives: The Case of Raoul de Cambrai
Date: Monday, 31 October 2005, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Speaker: Daniel Smail, Professor of History, Department of History, Fordham University, New York
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Sue Julier or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3617.
Reading and Writing at Castellum Lucullanum: The Library and Scriptorium of Abbot Eugippus
Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2005, 17.15-18.15
Details:
Speaker: Abbie Gometz, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

Info: For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk or W.R.Childs@leeds.ac.uk
Room 327, School of History, University of Leeds.
The Papacy and Scandinavian Sainthood in the Middle Ages: Centrality of a Periphery?
Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2005, 17.30-18.30
Details:
Speaker: Christian Krötzl, Professor of History, Department of History, University of Tampere
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
For further details, please contact Sue Julier or telephone +44 (0)113 343 3617.
The Medieval Use of Yorkshire's Rivers - A Day School
Date: Saturday, 8 October 2005
Details:
Organised by Medieval and Roman Sections of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society and the
York Philosophical Society £10 for the day, 09.30-16.30, refreshments included, booking essential
(+44 (0)113 343 7910 or email secretary@yas.org).
Location: Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Claremont, Clarendon Road, Leeds.
Eighteenth-Century French Politics and the Barbarian Invasion
Date: Tuesday, 4 October 2005, 17.30
Details:
Ian N. Wood, Professor of Early Medieval History, School of History, University of Leeds
Organised by Leeds eighteenth-century group
Brotherton collection room, level 4 Brotherton library, University of Leeds

Past Events 2005-2004

International Medieval Congress 2005 - Special Thematic Strand: Youth and Age
Date: 11-14 July 2005
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.
A Presentation on the AHRB-funded project A Repertorium of Middle English Prose Sermons
Date: 16 June 2005
Details:
Speaker: Veronica O'Mara and Suzanne Paul, Department of English, University of Hull
Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson 4.06, University of Leeds, 17.30-18.30 (with tea starting at 17.00).
Islamic Burial Study Day
Date: 18 May 2005
Details:
Speaker:Anne Macklin, Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds
Location:10.30-17.30. For further details, contact anne662@ntlworld.com
Excursion: Heslerton Parish Project and the Landscape Research Centre
Date: 14 May 2005
Details:
For further information please contact medieval-studies@leeds.ac.uk.
The Fetch-Dream in Old Icelandic Literature: Some Instances of níð and ergi in the Poetry of Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar
Date: 9 May 2005
Details:
Speaker: Jonjo Roberts, School of English, University of Leeds
Edel Porter, School of English, University of Leeds
Location: Le Patourel Room, Parkinson 4.06, University of Leeds, 17.30-18.30 (with tea starting at 17.00).
Rituals and Rebellions under Louis the Pious, 814-840: Can We Go beyond the Text?
Date: 4 May 2005
Details:
Speaker: Christina Pössel, School of History, University of Leeds. For further details, contact g.a.loud@leeds.ac.uk
Location: Room 327, School of History, University of Leeds, 17.15-18.15.
Symbols of the Psychopomp? Romanesque Parish Church Towers in Lincolnshire: A New Reading
Date: 27 April 2005
Details:
Speaker: David Stocker, English Heritage (In association with the School of History, University of Leeds)
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds.
Medieval Warfare from the Perspective of Human Remains
Date: 20 April 2005
Details:
Speaker: Christopher J. Knüsel, Senior Lecturer in Biological Anthropology, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
Connectors and Catalysts: Forces for Change in the Medieval Period - A One-Day Symposium
Date: 21 March 2005
Details:
Hosted by the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Texts, Landscapes, and Land Use: Northern Spain in the Tenth Century
Date: 9 March 2005
Details:
Speaker: Wendy Davies, FBA, Professor of History, Department of History, University College London (In association with the School of History, University of Leeds)
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds.
Counting Sheep: Pastoral Farming in Suffolk 1300-1500
Date: 2 March 2005
Details:
Speaker: Mark Bailey, Headmaster, Leeds Grammar School & Honorary Lecturer, School of History, University of Leeds
For further details, contact g.a.Loud@leeds.ac.ukRoom 327, School of History, University of Leeds, 17.15-18.15.
The Eugipii Reguli: A Bridge between the Regula Magistri and the Regula Benedicti?
The Mendicant House of St Mary Cruciferorum of Candia in the Fourteenth Century
Date: 21 February 2005
Details:
Speaker: Abbie Gometz, IMS, Nicky Tsougarakis, IMS
The Economic Development of a South Italian Town and Its Contado, Troia 1050-1200
Date: 16 February 2005
Details:
Speaker: Paul Oldfield, School of History, University of Leeds
Location: Room 327, School of History, University of Leeds, 17.15-18.15.
For further details, contact g.a.Loud@leeds.ac.uk
Shooting the Past: Putting the Middle Ages on Television
Date: 26 January 2005
Details:
Bettany Hughes, TV Historian
Location: Lecture Room 1.08, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds.
Reading Medieval Maps
Date: 17 January 2005
Details:
Alfred Hiatt, School of English

[Please bring £1.50 if you wish to have home baking with tea before this meeting]
Reflections on the Failure of the Second Crusade
Date: 8 December 2004
Details:
Speaker: Graham Loud, Professor of Medieval Italian History, School of History, University of Leeds
Info: For further details, contact G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk
Room 327, School of History, University of Leeds, 17.15-18.15.
John of Gaunt and His Armour: The Rothwell Jack
Date: 6 December 2004
Details:
Speaker:Karen Watts, Royal Armouries

[Please bring £1.50 if you wish to have home baking with tea before this meeting]
Weaving the Text: The Chansons de toile and Some Analogues
Date: 1 December 2004
Details:
Speaker: Alan Deyermond, FBA, Research Professor, Queen Mary, University of London
Location:Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds.
The Importance of Choosing Your Words Carefully: Æthelweard's Chronicon and Its Sources;
The Pope and his Counsellors: The Process of Decision-Making under John XXII
Date: 22 November 2004
Details:
Speaker: James Roberts, IMS
Melanie Brunner, IMS
Like Lambs to the Slaughter: Improvising Murder in the Twelfth Century. The Assassinations of Bishop Gaudry of Laon, Count Charles of Flanders, and Archbishop Thomas Becket of Canterbury
Date: 10 November 2004
Details:
Speaker: Jeff Rider, Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures, Department of Romance Languages, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut (In association with the School of History, University of Leeds)
Location: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds.
Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Cold War Chivalry
Date: 27 October 2004
Details:
Speaker: Jeffrey Richards, Professor of Cultural History, Department of History, University of Lancaster
Location: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds