Life in the central and late Middle Ages was characterised by high levels of mobility and migration. Shifts in political, economic, cultural and religious life encouraged and sometimes forced individuals and groups to move ‘abroad’ permanently or temporarily, to places nearby or further afield.
This conference, funded by the interdisciplinary Cambridge centre CRASSH and the Faculty of English, will explore the relationship between wonder, translation, and multimodality in medieval and early modern worlds.
The open lecture-webinar on the topic of ‘Early Rus’ Jewry: Byzantine Connections’ will be delivered by Alexander Kulik, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
16-17 September 2016 This two-day conference explores the extraordinary life and work of the Cambridge academic Robert Willis (1800-1875). Willis was a famous Cambridge polymath. A Fellow of Gonville and Caius, he was Jacksonian Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy and taught engineering in the early years of that subject. His research and teaching wasContinue reading “Conference: Robert Willis: Science, Technology and Architecture in the 19th Century”
The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic is delighted to announce a one-day conference focusing on saintly miracles and their roles in medieval hagiography. Speakers include Robert Bartlett, Dorothy Ann Bray, Thomas Clancy, Catherine Cubitt, Barry Lewis, Rosalind Love and Christine Rauer. Find the Conference poster here. For more information and the full programme, visitContinue reading “Upcoming Event: Mapping the Miraculous: A Medieval Hagiography Conference (Cambridge, 2 May 2014)”
Running until 17 April 2014, in the Milstein Exhibition Centre, Monday to Friday 09.00–18.00, Saturday 09.00–16.30 (Sunday closed). Admission free. The Moving Word: French Medieval Manuscripts in Cambridge looks at the enormous cultural and historic impact of the French language upon life in England, Europe, the Middle East and beyond at a time when FrenchContinue reading “Exhibition: The Moving Word (Cambridge University Library)”
Programme Sunday 23 March 2014 12.00-2.00pm – Registration and informal lunch Queens’ building, Harrods Room 2.00pm – Welcome by Professor Elisabeth van Houts (Cambridge) Queens’ Building, Lecture Theatre 2.15-3.45pm – Session 1 David Abulafia (Cambridge), ‘The transformation of the Norman kingdom of Sicily’ Edoardo d’Angelo (Naples) ‘A Norman school in the Holy Land?’ 3.45-4.15pm –Continue reading “Conference: People, Texts and Artefacts: Cultural Transmission in the Norman Worlds of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries, Emmanuel College Cambridge, 23-25 March 2014”
Writing Britain is a biennial event which aims to draw on a range of approaches and perspectives to exchange ideas about manuscript studies, material culture, multilingualism in texts and books, book history, readers, audience and scribes across the medieval period. The 2014 iteration of the Writing Britain Conference will take place in the English FacultyContinue reading “Call for Papers: Writing Britain, 500-1500, (University of Cambridge, 30 June-2 July 2014), deadline 20 February 2014”
2014 marks the 35th anniversary of Jean Bony’s “The English Decorated Style: Gothic Architecture Transformed” (Ithaca, 1979), and so the seminar series in 2013-14 will revisit the subject of English architectural style in the century ca. 1250-1350. During the Michaelmas Term the seminars take place fortnightly on Tuesdays in the Graduate Centre, 4A Trumpington Street.Continue reading “Cambridge Medieval Art Seminar Series”