Virtual Lecture Series: IHR European History 1150-1550 Seminars, 2020-2021

We are pleased to announce this year’s programme for the IHR seminar European History 1150-1550. All seminars take place on Thursdays at 5.30pm and will be hosted live via zoom. If you would like to attend, please book via the IHR website here.

Autumn Term 2020

1 October 2020

Lucy Donkin (Bristol), ‘Truly the cause of this was the land’: Materiality and portability of place in Marco Polo’s le Devisement du Monde’

15 October 2020

Merchants and Diaspora Round Table: Miri Rubin (QMUL), Serena Ferente (KCL) and Kate Franklin (Birkbeck)

29 October 2020

Kirsty Schut (Cologne/Bristol), ‘Religious Habits as Burial Clothing: Some Late Medieval Developments’

12 November 2020

PhD Session: Jack Ford (UCL), ‘Symbols of Affectivity in the De anima Texts of the Twelfth Century’

Alex Good (UCL), ‘Lazarus: the making of a saint’

16 November 2020

Joint session with the Medieval Liturgy Seminar: Laura Light (Les Enluminure), ‘Evidence for the Liturgical Use of Thirteenth Century Bibles’

26 November 2020

Emily Ward (Darwin College, Cambridge), ‘Neither Saint nor Crusader: Louis IX rex puer and Capetian Rulership 1226-1235’

10 December 2020

Rachel Koopmans (York), ‘Thomas Becket’s Greatest Miracle: The Blinding and Castration of a Thief in Bedford.’

Spring Term 2021

14 January 2021 

Pavel Soukup (Prague), ‘Preachers of the Hussite Crusades: Background, Careers, Agenda’

28 January 2021 

Karl Ubl (Cologne), ‘The Formation of a Holy City: Cologne in the High Middle Ages.’

11 February 2021

Judith Bennett (Professor Emerita, Univ. Southern California), ‘Women, Men, and the Business of Consent in Late Medieval England’

25 February 2021

Lindy Grant (Reading), ‘The implications of itineracy: residences, logistics and the elite lifestyle in France in the long 13th Century’

11 March 2021

Ruth Karras (Dublin), ‘The Twelfth Century Critique of Cousin Marriage’ 

25 March 2021

Arnaud Fossier (Bourgogne), ‘The Bishop, the Abbess and the Monks. A Judicial Tale from the Medieval Pistoia’

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.

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