Monthly Archives: March 2014


  • Spike Bucklow, The Riddle of the Image: the Secret Science of Medieval Art. Reaktion Books, 2014. ISBN: 978-1780232942riddle-image-255x330
  • Crusafont, M., Balaguer, A.M., Grierson, P., Medieval European Coinage: Volume 6, The Iberian Peninsula. Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0521260145
  • Piana, M., and Carlsson, C., Archaeology and Architecture of the Military Orders: New Studies. Ashgate, 2014. ISBN: 9781472420534
  • Barbara Schedl, Der Plan von St. Gallen: Ein Modell europäischer Klosterkultur. Böhlau, 2014. ISBN: 978-3205795025
  • Cédric Giraud, Notre-Dame de Paris, 1163-2013. Brepols, 2013. ISBN: 978-2-503-54937-8

Job: Postdoctoral Position in Economic and Social History, Utrecht University

At Utrecht University, at the department of History and Art History, the Section Economic and Social History, within the research team of prof.dr. Bas van Bavel, there is also a vacancy for a Postdoc position. As a Postdoc you will work within the ERC-funded project “Coordinating for life. Success and failure of Western European societies in coping with rural hazards and disasters, 1300-1800”, which aims to explain why some societies are successful in preventing the effects of major hazards and buffering threats, or in recovering quickly, while others prove highly vulnerable. Deadline for applications: 14 April 2014.

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Job: Birmingham Fellow – Teaching (Delivering Online Teaching)

Full time/part time: Full time
Duration: Permanent
Grade/band: Grade 8
Salary: £37,756-£50,698 (Grade 8), although in exceptional cases appointments may be made at a higher grade.

Closing Date: 15 April 2014

Over the past three years we have recruited some of the most exceptional early-career researchers. This year the programme is being expanded to recruit a number of outstanding university teachers, offering a unique route into a challenging academic career for individuals with the ambition and capability to influence and shape the teaching strategies of tomorrow. We are looking for ten outstanding scholars across a range of disciplines who can demonstrate teaching excellence and innovation and an ambition to take a lead in further developing a strong teaching culture at the University.

The Birmingham Fellowship offer is unparalleled: a permanent academic post, five years of protected time to pursue teaching excellence within a supportive and ambitious academic environment, with individualised start-up, development and mentoring support.

You will have evidence of extensive teaching achievement within your discipline, use of innovative approaches that impact on teaching performance and student achievement, and a commitment to the academic endeavour of the University.

This initiative is just one of the ways in which we are investing in and developing our outstanding academic community to match our global ambition.

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Upcoming Conference: ‘The Abbot’s Table’, Glastonbury Abbey, 13th June 2014

Conference on eating and monastic life in medieval England.

Chaired by Prof. Roberta Gilchrist (University of Reading).

Speakers include Prof. James Clark (University of Exeter), Prof. Chris Woolgar (University of Southampton) and Marc Meltonville (Hampton Court Palace).

For more info, email

Call for Session Proposals: ‘Conquest: 1016, 1066’

An Interdisciplinary Anniversary Conference
St Anne’s College, Oxford, and TORCH, 20-23 July 2016


Sessions will run in parallel for 90 minutes each. Session proposals of any suitable form are invited (3x20min papers, 2x30min papers, round tables, debates); session organisers are welcome to have speakers already in mind, but need not do so: a call for papers will follow. Session organisers are asked to nominate one or more of the thematic strands in which their session would fit:

1. The Church; monasticism, clerical reform, theology, religious experience
2. Literature, authors, and patronage
3. Language and multilingualism, language contact
4. Institutions and governance; lordship; kingship
5. Warfare, battles, conduct in war, fighting men
6. Art and material culture; music; court life
7. Society and peoples
8. Trade and commerce
9. Space, movement, contact, networks; England and Europe, England and Scandinavia
10. Historiography

Email session proposals to

Donald Bullough Fellowship 2014-2015, St Andrews

St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies


The St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies invites applications for the Donald Bullough Fellowship in Mediaeval History, to be taken up during either semester of the academic year 2014-15.

The Fellowship is open to any academic in a permanent university post with research interests in mediaeval history. The financial aspect of the fellowship is a subsidy (up to £3000) towards the cost of travel to St Andrews and accommodation during your stay. Previous Fellows have included Dr Christina Pössel, Professor Cynthia Neville, Dr Ross Balzaretti, Dr Marlene Hennessy,Professor Warren Brown The fellowship is currently held by Dr Edward Coleman.

The Fellowship carries with it no teaching duties, though the Fellow is expected to take part in the normal seminar life of the mediaeval historians during their stay in St Andrews. Weekly seminars, held on a Monday evening, run from September – December, and February – May. You will also be invited to lead a workshop on your chosen research theme during your stay. Fellows are provided with computing facilities and an office alongside the mediaeval historians in the Institute. The university library has an excellent collection for mediaeval historians.

You should send a letter of application by the advertised closing date, together with a scheme of research for the project on which you will be engaged during your time in St Andrews. You should also enclose a CV, together with the names of two academic referees, who should be asked to write by the closing date. All correspondence should be addressed to

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2014.

Further enquiries may be addressed to the Director, Professor Simon MacLean ( or to colleagues in the Institute, whose contact details may be found on