Conference: The social intellectual: experience and thought in the Middle Ages, University of York, 19 March 2020

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 9:00am to 7:00pm
The King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, University of York, York, Y01 7EP

This international conference explores the organic relationship between lived experience and academic/religious thought, beginning from the position that intellectual activity and social experience were closely intertwined in the medieval period. The conference honours the work of Professor Peter Biller FBA in his 75th year, whose attempts to situate practical medieval thinkers in their milieux have inspired many of the speakers.

Dr Lucy Sackville
, University of York
Professor John H. Arnold, University of Cambridge

Dr Jessalynn Bird, St Mary’s College, USA
Dr Irene Bueno, University of Bologna, Italy
Dr Emily Corran, University College London
Dr Zubin Mistry, University of Edinburgh
Dr John Sabapathy, University College London
Dr Nicholas Townson, Winchester College
Dr Reima Välimäki, University of Turku, Finland
Dr Joseph Ziegler, University of Haifa, Israel

This conference will take place at the University of York. A registration fee is payable at the time of booking. To register, please visit here.

Organised in partnership with the University of York and the University of Cambridge


Published by ameliahyde

Amelia Roché Hyde holds an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied cross-cultural artistic traditions of medieval Spain, taking an in-depth look at the context and role of Spanish ivories within sacred spaces. Her favorite medieval art objects are ones that are meant to be handled and touched, and she has researched ivories, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum. Amelia is the Research Assistant at The Met Cloisters.

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