Event: historyLab Plus – History within the Academy: Ask the Experts (London, 27 June 2014)

History within the Academy: Ask the Experts Friday, 27 June 2014 from 09:15 to 13:30 London, Institute of Historical Research This half day workshop is organised jointly with the Royal Historical Society & History Lab Plus. The workshop is aimed at early career historians and anyone seeking an academic post in history. Those who haveContinue reading “Event: historyLab Plus – History within the Academy: Ask the Experts (London, 27 June 2014)”

Making Sense of Manuscripts – Saturday 14 June 2014, UCL History Department

A workshop introducing students to the study of medieval documents. Saturday 14 June 2014, UCL History Department Diplomatic is the formal term for the study and analysis of documents in medieval manuscripts. Diplomatic encompasses a broad range of documents from the Middle Ages (royal charters, papal bulls, diplomas, legal writs, contracts, judicial records, treaties, etc.)Continue reading “Making Sense of Manuscripts – Saturday 14 June 2014, UCL History Department”

Workshop: The Crusades: History and Literature, London, 22 March 2014

A one-day workshop on the crusades and their texts, to include talks on lyric responses to the crusades in medieval France and Occitania, poetic sources in First Crusade texts, crusading warfare, chivalry and the enslavement of women and children, Outremer and redemptive suffering, and non-knightly participants in the crusades.

Workshops: Purbeck stone letter-carving course

W. J. Haysom & Son and Lander’s Quarries Ltd is hosting a stone letter-carving course in June, which will be run this year by Andrew Whittle.  This will be an opportunity for students to work Purbeck stone in a quarry environment under the tutelage of a prestigious carver. Andrew Whittle has an international reputation built up overContinue reading “Workshops: Purbeck stone letter-carving course”

Workshop Reflections: British Museum handling session: Objects with apotropaic inscriptions

The Courtauld has a reputation for getting up close to objects, sometimes to the concern of nearby gallery attendants. However, a number of handling sessions for postgraduate students to indulge in pawing exhibits without rebuke have been arranged at the British Museum with the kind assistance of Lloyd DeBeer and Naomi Speakman, both in progressContinue reading “Workshop Reflections: British Museum handling session: Objects with apotropaic inscriptions”