Events

For CLAMS events, see the King’s website


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
Fortnightly
17:30-19:30
European History 1150-1550 Seminar

Full programme here.

Institute of Historical Research, Wolfson II, Senate House, Malet Street (unless otherwise noted on programme).
Monthly
17:30-19:00
Interdisciplinary Seminar on Medievalism
Full programme here.
Institute of Historical Research, Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, Senate House, Malet Street.
First Wednesday of each month

16:30-18:00

The British Archaeological Association Annual Lecture Series The Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE.
Mondays
18:15-19:30
UCL Interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Seminar
G09, 25 Gordon Square, UCL History Department (unless otherwise noted on programme).

Medievalists with Disabilities Network

Message from Dr Alicia Spenser-Hall:

I’m writing to announce the formation of a new network to connect medievalists with disabilities, and our allies. The word “disabilities” is used here in the broadest possible sense. The network ethos rests upon the creation of an inclusive, supportive, and productive community that unites medievalists living with disability in all forms.

This endeavour has grown out of the success of the #disIMC meet-up of medievalists with disabilities at Leeds International Medieval Congress this year, organised by Alex Lee and myself.

If you’d like to join the network, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScX0T4Nkd9NrkVobdbP5dL3pOA9n4RiCdjwgOV3kLFYYY8F-A/viewform. You will then be added to the network’s Slack (communications network) in due course, where you will be able to connect with other members, discuss relevant issues, and find support. We are very aware that disclosure is a keen issue for many people, so please note that you do not have to use your real name nor work email address in the form.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the network.

Dr Alicia Spencer-Hall (a.spencer-hall[at]ucl.ac.uk)


Forthcoming Events

Date & Time Event Location
14/11/2017
19:00-20:30
Book Launch for Beauty in Sufism: The Teachings of Ruzbihan Baqli by Kazuyo Murata (Theology and Religious Studies, KCL)
Council Room, Strand Campus, King’s College London
16-17/11/2017 ‘The Black Prince: Man, mortality and myth’
For more information please visit the Cathedral website.
Canterbury Cathedral
18/11/2017 London Medieval Society Colloquium: Medieval Religion and Reformation to mark the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses.

Booking essential (there is a cost of £5.90 for non-members). 

11 Bedford Square, London WC1 3RA
18/11/2017 Astronomy Across the Medieval World, One-Day Conference Oxford
 23/11/2017, 10:00 to 24 Nov 2017, 20:00  The Body Politics of Mary Magdalen Conference
See the whole programme and book your place on the School of Advanced Study website.
Warburg Institute, London WC1H 0AB
27-29/11/2017 Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2017.
Full programme: http://dcdcconference.com/programme/
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester
8-9/12/2017 ‘Digital Editing & the Medieval Manuscript Fragment’
Postgraduate workshop. Apply by 20 November 2017.
UCL
08-10/01/2018 Gender and Medieval Studies/ Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Conference University of Oxford.
20/01/2018
10:00-17:00
Palaeography Study Days
Book here: https://sas.sym-online.com/registrationforms/iesbooking193191945919461/
Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU

November 2017

Tuesday 7 November

The London Society for Medieval Studies is hosting Eljias Oksanen (British Museum), will be presenting on ‘Medieval Economic Development seen through the Portable Antiquities Scheme.’

Location: IHR Wolfson Room, NB01, Senate House (located on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU).

Time: 7pm.

Open to all!


Tuesday 14 November
Book Launch for Beauty in Sufism: The Teachings of Ruzbihan Baqli by Kazuyo Murata (TRS)
19.00-20.30, Council Room, King’s Building (2nd floor), Strand Campus, King’s College London

Please join us in celebrating the launch of Beauty in Sufism: The Teachings of Ruzbihan Baqli (New York: SUNY Press, 2017) by Dr Kazuyo Murata (Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies), a monograph investigating the concept of beauty as it applies to the world, the human being and God in classical Islamic thought with a focus on Sufi literature.
A brief talk by the author will be followed by a short speech by Dr Leonard Lewisohn (University of Exeter) and live music performance by Mr Amir Koushkani, who will recite Persian poems on the theme of love and beauty accompanied by a Persian string instrument, with the main programme ending at around 8pm. A book sale and reception will follow.


16th and 17th November
‘The Black Prince: Man, mortality and myth’

This is an opportunity to hear from those who have undertaken research into the Black Prince, his life, his legacy, artefacts and tomb. Delegates will have opportunities to visit the Cathedral Archives and Library, to view documents and records relating to the Black Prince and to take part in special tours with access to rarely seen parts of the Cathedral.

Tickets are on sale now!

For more information please visit the Cathedral website.


Saturday 18th November

London Medieval Society Colloquium: Medieval Religion and Reformation to mark the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses.

11 Bedford Square, London WC1 3RA

Booking essential (there is a cost of £5.90 for non-members).

Speakers include Dr. Clive Burgess (RHUL), Dr. Mary Wellesley (British Library), Claire Kennan (RHUL), and Dr. Marianne Wilson (The National Archives).

Find more information at https://londonmedievalsociety.com

As always, we will be hosting a wine reception following on from the colloquium. Lunch is not included in your ticket, but there are plenty of cafes nearby.


Saturday 18th November

“Astronomy Across the Medieval World” One-Day Conference

10.30 am – 5.00 pm, St Cross College, University of Oxford – Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics

The celestial sky has been a source of fascination since ancient times with astronomy being the oldest of the natural sciences. During the medieval period, astronomy flourished in many cultures across the world, some of which followed on from earlier models created by Ptolemy. The motions of the celestial bodies were investigated, early astronomical observatories were built and some cultures constructed remarkable monuments inspired by astronomical insights. This conference will draw together the different strands of medieval astronomy from across the world and will examine how they interfaced and paved the way for the scientific developments later in the Renaissance.

Registration to attend this conference is free, but must be confirmed using the Conference booking form by midday on Friday 10th November 2017.


Call for Participants

Workshop: Women’s Voices: Medieval and Early Modern

Application deadline – Monday 6th November

Event date – Saturday November 11th, 12:30-6pm, Queen Mary University of London

The medieval and early modern periods saw repeated attempts to theorise and regulate the female voice across a variety of different spheres, from the political and religious, to the judicial and domestic. However, recent research has revealed a number of ways in which women defied the established ideal of the silent woman in these periods. This one-day workshop will create a dialogue across historical periods and creative and academic disciplines to consider the ways in which women’s voices were heard, recorded and mediated.

The event will include papers from Dr Sue Niebrzydowski (Bangor University) and Professor Jennifer Richards (Newcastle University), and a roundtable discussion with and readings by the playwrights Dr Emma Whipday (Shakespeare’s Sister), Sarah Anson and Maírín O’Hagan (Lady Percy and Marge and Jules), who have reimagined medieval and early modern women’s voices for the modern stage. It will also serve as a forum for discussion of the challenges and barriers to researching women’s voices during these early periods, and a springboard for creating an ongoing research network on sound and voice in relation to medieval and early modern women.

This event is organised by Dr Hetta Howes (City, UoL) and Dr Clare Whitehead (KCL) and is kindly supported by the Strategic Research Initiative at Queen Mary University of London. Tea and coffee will be provided during the afternoon, and the workshop will conclude with a drinks reception. Places are limited so please email womensvoicesqmul@gmail.com by Monday 6th November to reserve your place.


Call for Applications for the workshop ‘Digital Editing & the Medieval Manuscript Fragment’

Application deadline: 20 November 2017.

Workshop location and date: UCL on 8 and 9 December.

This is a fabulous opportunity to learn more about Digital Humanities and UCL’s own manuscript fragment collection held in Special Collections, Archives and Records. The outcome of the workshop is the creation of a collaboratively edited digital edition of one special fragment.  For this workshop, we will be working with a Middle English fragment of John Gower’s Confessio Amantis.  No previous palaeography or Digital Humanities experience is required.

The workshop series is a collaborative effort between graduate students of UCL and Yale University and is free for participants.  More information about the workshop series can be found on our website: https://digitalrollsandfragments.com/workshops/ and by following the links on the attached Call for Applications.  The deadline for applications is 20 November 2017.

Please email the organisers at demmrlondon@gmail.com with any questions!


The Body Politics of Mary Magdalen conference

23 Nov 2017, 10:00 to 24 Nov 2017, 20:00
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
See the whole programme and book your place on the School of Advanced Study website.

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2017

What: The Cultural Value of Collections and the Creative Economy

When: 27-29 November 2017

Where: The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ

Cost: from £30 (+ VAT & Eventbrite booking fees)

Full programme: http://dcdcconference.com/programme/

Registration: http://dcdcconference.com/

Deadline: 31 October 2017

Twitter: #DCDC17

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are delighted to announce that registration is now open for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) Conference – The Cultural Value of Collections and the Creative Economy.


January 2018

Gender and Medieval Studies/ Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Conference
‘Gender, Identity, Iconography’

8-10 January
Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

See the provisional programme here, and find more information on the GMS website.


Palaeography Study Day
20 January 2018

An intensive training day dedicated to developing palaeographical and codicological skills. Students can select one of the following courses:

Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Palaeography

Introduction to Codicology

Introduction to English Palaeography

Introduction to Latin Palaeography

Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU

20 January, 10:00-17:00

£80 (students) | £100 (standard)

Book here: https://sas.sym-online.com/registrationforms/iesbooking193191945919461/


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