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Job: Lectureship in Medieval History, UCL

UCL History is seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of  ‘Lectureship in Medieval History’. We welcome applications from scholars doing research of the highest quality and able to teach successfully at both undergraduate and taught graduate levels, and in due course to attract doctoral students. You will be expected to teach modules of your own devising, that relate to your area of specialism; in addition you will contribute to a ‘team taught’ first year undergraduate core course. You will convene the module ‘Manuscripts and Documents’ (MA Medieval and Renaissance Studies) as well as developing an MA module which relates to your own field of research.

We welcome applications from historians working on any aspect of medieval history (from c. 1100 on), in order to complement existing areas of strength within the department. The department seeks to build on its considerable strength in the field of medieval history, in terms of both range and depth. We are looking for demonstrable strength in palaeography and diplomatic, as well as strong working knowledge not just of medieval Latin but also of the key scholarly languages in the field, including French and German.
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Deadline: 7 Sep 2018 at 23:59

Conference: FLAWS Medieval Research Conference, UCL

logo[1]The London Medieval Graduate Network is pleased to announce that its annual conference will take place at UCL on 29th May 2014 with the theme of ‘Flaws.’ This inter-disciplinary conference examines how deliberate or mistaken defects, errors, limitations and imperfections have been perceived across the medieval period.

Flaws are something all researchers have to deal with; from flaws in our source material, to flaws in the approaches and theories we use. The late twentieth century witnessed a concerted effort from within the medieval discipline to challenge not only our theoretical approaches but also the validity of our disciplines themselves. These challenges encouraged researchers to be aware of the limitations of their evidence as well as mindful of the choices they make within their own research. As postgraduates and young researchers we are more aware than ever of the flaws which we face. We hope that this theme will give scope for the discussion of newer areas of medieval study, such as considerations of materiality, the built environment and psychological analyses, whilst also allow us to consider new approaches to more traditional discussions of the text, narratives and institutions.

Professor John Arnold (Birbeck) will give a keynote talk entitled, ‘Flaws in Medieval Belief.’

All welcome. Please email londonmedgradnetwork@gmail.com with any enquiries.

Tickets (free!):


Roberts Building Room 110, UCL)

9.30 – 10:00 Registration and tea

10:00 11:00 Keynote Address
Flaws in Medieval Belief – Professor John Arnold (Birkbeck, University of London)

11.15-11.30 TeaBreak

11.30-1:00 Manuscripts

Chaired by Sheri Chriqui (RHUL)

‘Exquisite Incongruities’: A Historiography of Medieval Marginalia’

Katherine Sedovic (University of Oxford)

Drypoint Corrections in an Old English Manuscript

Christine Wallis (University of Sheffield)

The Restrictions of National Boundaries: Flaws of Early Medieval Historiography and a Comparative Solution

Anthony Mansfield (University of Keele)

1:00 – 2.30 Lunch break

2.30-3.30 Source Analysis

Chaired by Rebecca Hardie (KCL)

Hildegard of Bingen’s epistolary correspondence and the problems of authenticity. Reflections on a flawed approach and proposals towards a new one

Dijana Bugarin (University of Bern)

The Context and Historical Value of the “Sleat History”

Mary MacTavish Crawford (University of Edinburgh)

2.30-3.30 Source Analysis

Chaired by Rebecca Hardie (KCL)

Hildegard of Bingen’s epistolary correspondence and the problems of authenticity. Reflections on a flawed approach and proposals towards a new one

Dijana Bugarin (University of Bern)

The Context and Historical Value of the “Sleat History”

Mary MacTavish Crawford (University of Edinburgh

3.30-3.45 Tea Break

3.45-5:00 Flawed Analysis

Chaired by Louisa Taylor (UCL)

Amiens and Visual Neuropsychology: Questioning Flaws in Gothic Cathedral Architecture

Mathew Jacobs (University of Oxford)

Mixing up lemons with melons: Errors and Confusions in the Depiction of Plants in Aldobrandino of Siena’s Le Régime du corps

Luis Ribeiro (Nova University of Lisbon)

Bums on seats: Between material and documentary evidence in the study of parish church sedilia

James Alexander Cameron (Courtauld Institute)

5:00 5:15 End Notes
7:00 Drinks Reception
All welcome!

Conference: Sensory Perception and the Medieval World, UCL

SensoryPerceptionParticipants will consider the ways in which we understand and interpret written, printed, and physical materials from the early medieval period. This is enhanced by the growing availability of digital resources which enhance the potential for visual perception while reducing the opportunity to use other senses for interpretation.

At the same time, scholarship is becoming more conscious of ways in which artefacts and documents were perceived and used in the period: of how the design of objects, including books and manuscripts, controlled their reception.

Papers include discussions of the role of digital editions of texts, the impact of art, perceptions of deafness, the sensory experience of manuscripts, and the presentation and exploitation of the senses in Old English, Old Norse, and Medieval Literature.


Early Career Fellowship: School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London

Early Career Fellowship: School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London
University College London
Deadline: 31 January 2014

imgres-1The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) will be sponsoring applications for the Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowship competition in 2014. This is an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to access substantial and prestigious funding.

SSEES offers the largest UK concentration of research in the history, economics, politics, sociology, anthropology, culture, literature and languages of Central, East and South-East Europe and Russia. You can learn more about us on our web pages at: http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/.

For matters pertaining to the proposed research field, please contact Professor Simon Dixon (Arts & Humanities) simon.dixon@ucl.ac.uk, or Professor Susan Morrissey (Social Sciences) s.morrissey@ucl.ac.uk in the first instance.

Guidelines for the Leverhulme’s ECF Scheme: http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/ECF/ECF.cfm