IHR Medieval and Tudor London Seminars, Summer Term 2016


Medieval and Tudor London
Sponsored in memory of Dr Elspeth Veale
Convenors: Professor Caroline M.Barron (RHUL), Professor Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck), Dr Julia Merritt (University of Nottingham).

For enquiries relating to this seminar, or you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Vanessa Harding: V.Harding@bbk.ac.uk

The Medieval and Tudor London Seminar runs in the summer term only (April-June). We welcome enquiries and offers of papers at any time

Time: Thursday, 5.15pm (except 23 April: 17:30)

Venue: Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

  • 28 April: Working together apart. Maynard Buckwith, William Whittell and the network of London-based wardrobe suppliers to Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester
    (Tracey Wedge)
  • 5 May: Medieval London almshouses (Sarah Lennard-Brown, Birkbeck) Meeting the Monks: visitors to the London Charterhouse 1405 (David Harrap, QMUL)
  • 12 May: Henry Yevele and the Building of London Bridge Chapel (Christopher Wilson, UCL)
  • 19 May: Gogmagog and Corineus: from the West Country to the New Troy, Trojans and Giants on the sea-coast of Totnes (John Clark, Museum of London)
    Gogmagog come(s) to London (Alixe Bovey, Courtauld Institute of Art)
  • 26 May: The pre-Fire church of St Botolph Billingsgate (Stephen Freeth, venue for this lecture is Bedford Room G37, South Block, Senate House)
  • 2 June: Westminster’s wanton wives: whore and their communal ties in early modern England (Olivia Benowitz, Berkeley)
    The lesser-known resident aliens of fifteenth century London and its hinterland (Jessica Lutkin, York)
  • 9 June: Building Henry VII’s Savoy Hospital, 1505-1520 (Charlotte A Stanford, Brigham Young University)
  • 16 June: Murder in St. Paul’s Churchyard, Crime, Sanctuary, and Politics in 1539 (Shannon McSheffrey, Concordia University)
  • 23 June: Gadding and Girding in the early modern Blackfriars (Christopher Highley, Ohio State University)
  • 30 June: Medieval London viewed from the waterfront (Maryanne Kowaleski, Fordham University)


Published by Meg Bernstein

Meg Bernstein is a PhD candidate in Art History at UCLA. Her thesis examines the architecture of the English parish church in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

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