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Forthcoming Events

Date & Time Event Location
03/05/2018, 5:15pm Perceptions of place: Medieval and Tudor Knightsbridge and the origins of Hyde Park and ‘Kensington’ Palace – Pamela Taylor NB01, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London
03/05/2018, 5:15pm London Medieval Society symposium: Medieval Medicine 11 Bedford Square, London, WC1 3RA
04-06/05/2018 Medieval Bodies Ignored: Politics, Culture, and Flesh University of Leeds

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Professor ASG (Tony) Edwards, 2018 John Coffin Memorial Annual Palaeography Lecture  The Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU
31/05 – 01/06/2018 The Future of Medieval Studies symposium University of Leeds
Birkbeck Medieval Seminar – The Productive Medieval Body
Birkbeck, London
02-03/06/2018 ‘Transmissions and Translations in the Medieval World. University of York
28/06/2018 Animals: Aspects and Approaches.
University of Oxford
28-30/06/2018 International Anchoritic Society Conference
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
 07/07/2018 Medieval Weathers 
King’s College London

May 2018

Medieval Bodies Ignored: Politics, Culture, and Flesh
Conference date: 4th-6th May 2018, University of Leeds

See the Call for Papers in PDF form here.
Twitter: @bodiesignored

Information on registration, travel bursaries, and the programme will be released in due course, but any questions can be sent to

This interdisciplinary conference will concentrate upon the cultural history of the body, particularly that relating to bodies that are ignored, by either medieval society or modern scholarship. This conference is interested in building up a sensory and somatic understanding of daily corporeal existence in the Middle Ages, with a particular focus on those elements of medieval society that are both seen and unseen.

Abstract submissions from a variety of disciplines are encouraged.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to by 28th February 2018.

Professor ASG (Tony) Edwards, 2018 John Coffin Memorial Lecture

16 May 2018, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

The Chancellor’s Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This lecture will explore the function of palaeography in manuscript scholarship from the nineteenth century onwards. Focussing on Middle English texts, both prose and verse, it will examine various aspects of palaeographical research, including description and dating of manuscripts, the identification of hands and the teaching of palaeography.

This event is free of charge and anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend.

Professor Edwards is a manuscript and literary scholar, whose studies are largely, but not exclusively based on Middle English and early modern verse and prose. His publications include editions of the works of George Cavendish, John Lydgate and Thomas More, as well as many works on Middle English prose and verse, Tudor manuscripts, the history of the book, and scripts and transmission of English manuscripts between 1400 and 1700.



Revealing Records IX

Conference Date: 25 May 2018
King’s College London

Now in its ninth year, the Revealing Records conference series brings together postgraduate researchers working with a wide range of sources from across the medieval world to share challenges and approaches through the presentation of their research.

This academic year’s conference will be held on Friday 25 May 2018, in the Anatomy Museum at King’s College London. Keynotes will be delivered by Dr Sophie Ambler (Lancaster University) and Professor Lindy Grant (University of Reading).

Direct enquiries to:

The Future of Medieval Studies
Conference date: Thursday, 31 May – Friday, 1 June 2018
Medieval Studies has developed enormously over the last fifty years. This symposium marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Leeds Institute for Medieval Studies by exploring current developments in the field. Of particular importance for the future of Medieval Studies is how we can enrich and expand the themes of our research, the environments and methods of our research, and the diversity of researchers. How can Medieval Studies be made more engaged and better reflect the world of the present and the future (and should it)?
This event is intended to be an innovative forum for addressing this important issue in contemporary Medieval Studies. Rather than seeking papers in a traditional format, we invite proposals from individuals or groups to run hour-long sessions of participatory activities.

June 2018

The Birkbeck Medieval Seminar – The Productive Medieval Body
1 June 2018

Kim Phillips (Auckland);
Maaike van der Lugt (Paris – Diderot);
Vincent Gillespie (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)
and Alicia Spencer-Hall (UCL).

Registration required.

Free and open to all scholars of the Middle Ages, the Birkbeck Medieval Seminar is designed to foster conversation and debate on a particular topic within medieval studies by providing the opportunity to hear new research from experts in the field. We are a welcoming and inclusive environment. This venue is fully accessible. Please contact Isabel Davis ( for futher information or if you need help using this registration site.

Transmissions and Translations in the Medieval World
University of York
Event date: 2-3 June 2018

The next interdisciplinary conference in the N/EMICS series is to be held at the University of York on 2-3 June 2018, on the theme of ‘Transmissions and Translations in the Medieval World.’ See the website for further details of the event which includes Professor Roger Stalley as keynote speaker.

Twitter: @NorthernEMICS

Facebook: Northern/Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series


Animals: Aspects and Approaches
University of Oxford

CFP Deadline: 15 April 2018
Conference date: 28 June 2018

International Anchoritic Society Conference
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

June 28-30, 2018

More information tbc.

July 2018

Medieval Weathers
7 July, 2018, held at King’s College London.

For more information 

Regular Events

Monthly on Mondays 17.15-19.15 History of Liturgy Seminar 2017-2018

Full programme here.

John S Cohen Room N203, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU
European History 1150-1550 Seminar

Full programme here.

Institute of Historical Research, Wolfson II, Senate House, Malet Street (unless otherwise noted on programme).
Interdisciplinary Seminar on Medievalism
Full programme here.
Institute of Historical Research, Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, Senate House, Malet Street.
First Wednesday of each month


The British Archaeological Association Annual Lecture Series The Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE.
UCL Interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
G09, 25 Gordon Square, UCL History Department (unless otherwise noted on programme).