Conference: Relationships, CMS Graduate Conference, University of York, 23-24 June 2020

The annual CMS graduate conference ‘Relationships’ on the 23rd and 24th June is going digital!

Tuesday 23 June 2020, 9.00am

Sign up form is here: 

Sign up closes on the 21st June at 12 midnight.

You must sign up via the link so that we can send you Zoom links before the conference starts.  


Day 1: 23rd June 2020

9:00- 9:20Introductory Remarks
Watch on Youtube here
9:20- 9:50Writing Conference Proposals Workshop via Zoom
Dr Keith Allen, Deputy Director of the Humanities Research Centre, University of York
9:50- 10:00Break
10:00- 11:00Panel 1: The Earthly and the Divine
Chair: Jordan Cook
Kate Falardeau ‘Reliquary Image: Salvation, Enclosure, and the Book in the Frontispiece Illustration of the New Minster Liber Vitae’.
Hannah Victoria ‘ The Sexualisation of Chastity in Mechthild von Magdeburg’s Das Fließende Licht der Gottheit’.
Dr Mihai Dragnea ‘ Hippomancy in the Baltic Region: Desacralization of the Wendish Sacred Horses’.

Watch on Youtube here.
11:00- 11:30Panel 1: Live Q&A via Zoom
11:30- 11:40Break
11:40-12:40Panel 2: New Methodologies
Chair: Isobel Staton
Constantin Favre ‘The identification of anonymous masters: the relationship between works of art and archival documents’.
Isaac Lawton ‘Landscape, Space, and Neighbourly Relations in Fourteenth-Century Wakefield, West Yorkshire’
Monica Donelli ‘Adelheid of Burgundy across the centuries: the relationship between the Vita Adelheidis Imperatricis and the Vita politico-religiosa di Santa Adelaide, Regina d’Italia’

Watch on YouTube here.
12:40-13:10Panel 2: Live Q&A via Zoom
14:10-14:55Panel 3: People and Environments
Chair: Katie Vernon
Youyoung Jung ‘Capital and cities of Byzantium: Between reality and imagination’.
Barry Crump ‘The Meaning and Use of York’s Medieval City Walls’

Watch on YouTube here.
14:55-15:15Panel 2: Live Q&A via Zoom
15:25-16:10Panel 4: The Human and the Monstrous “Other”
Chair: Karli Grazman
Charlotte Ross ‘Enslaving Giants: the Role of Monstrous Mitigation in Establishing Relationships in the Medieval Bevis-Tradition’.
Sidney Wilson ‘Fantoum and Fayryȝe: The Green Knight’s Relationship to His Greenness and the Audience in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’.

Watch on YouTube here.
16:10-16:30Panel 4: Live Q&A via Zoom
16:30-16:35Concluding Remarks for Day 1
Watch on Youtube here
16:35-17:35Break-Out Social Rooms on Zoom
All Day EventAn all-day Zoom session has been provided for everyone from 9:20 to 16:30 to socialise during the event. This room will not be moderated so if you have any concerns please email

Day 2: 24th June 2020

9:30-9:40Introductory Remarks
Watch on Youtube here
9:40-10:40Panel 5: Intimate Relationships
Chair: Katie Vernon
Jessy Simonini ‘Homosexuality, homosociality, fin’amor: rethinking the Lancelot-Galehaut relationship in the Lancelot en prose’.
Aaron Sheldon ‘The Ties that Bind: Exploring Love in Old Norse Families’.
Kirstin Barnard ‘The Monastic Social Experience in a Lincolnshire Abbey During the Fifteenth Century’.
Watch on Youtube here.
10:40-11:10Panel 5: Live Q&A via Zoom
11:20-12:05Panel 6: People and Animals
Chair: Karli Grazman
Benjamin Bertrand ‘Pursuing Masculinity: Dogs and Men in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England’.
Anastasija Ropa ‘Brothers in Arms or Mere Vehicles? Relationships between riders and their warhorses in medieval literature’.

Watch on Youtube here.
12:05-12:25Panel 6: Live Q&A via Zoom
12:35-13:15“Impact” a Workshop via Zoom
Dr Helen M. Jones, Faculty Impact Manager, Arts and Humanities Research Centre, University of York
14:15-15:15Panel 7: Hierarchies in Conflict
Chair: Isobel Staton
Madison Crow ‘Laywomen and the Burial of Infants in the Italian Middle Ages’.
Edgar Rops ‘Guilty pleasures: irregular relationships in Western Europe and on its borders’.
Filippo Ribani ‘Peasants and Landowners Before the Judge (Reggio Emilia, Italy, 1350-1450)’.

Watch on YouTube here.
15:15-15:45Panel 7: Live Q&A via Zoom
16:00-17:00Keynote Speaker via Zoom. 
Dr Hollie Morgan on Relationships and Postdoctoral Projects.
Live Q&A and Concluding Remarks
17:00-17:10Concluding Remarks
Same Zoom session as above. This session will immediately follow on from the Keynote talk.
17:00-18:00Break-Out Social Rooms
All Day EventAn all-day Zoom session has been provided for everyone from 9:40 to 16:00 to socialise during the event. This room will not be moderated so if you have any concerns please email

See the WordPress for more details:

Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

%d bloggers like this: