Conference: London Medieval Society – Medieval Life Cycles, Zoom, Saturday 22nd May 2021, 10:20-14:30 BST

A belated celebration of the London Medieval Society at 75 years, LMS is proud to announce their third online colloquium, where they will be discussing the human life cycle from embryo to the grave, and beyond.

The programme of the day is as follows:

10.20 Welcome and Introduction 

10.30 Isabel Davis (Birkbeck, University of London) – Like a Hare in its Form: Embryology in Medieval Saints’ Lives

11.00 Ben Parsons (University of Leicester) – All Boys Once: Medieval Londoners at School in William Fitzstephen’s ‘Descriptio Nobilissimi Civitatis Londoniae’ (c. 1174)

11.30 Break 

11.45 Jeremy Goldberg (University of York) – The Time of their Lives? Adolescence to Adulthood in Late Medieval England

12.15 Lunch

1.00 Jo Edge (University of Manchester) – Walking the Tightrope: Learned Physicians and the Prediction of Death in the Later Middle Ages

1.30 Marianne Wilson (University of York) – Peacock Feathers and Pater Nosters: The Post-Mortem Commemorative Identity of Sir Thomas Burgh (c. 1430–1496) 

2.00 Round Table (all speakers)

2.30 End of Event

Tickets are free of charge. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent via email.

Register for your tickets here.


Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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