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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

1 year UCL Teaching Fellowship in Medieval History

UCL Department / Division History

Location of position London

Grade 7

Hours Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £38,581 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL History, which dates back to 1830, is consistently ranked as one of the best history departments in the world for quality of both its research and teaching.

The Department seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow, for a period of 12 months, to offer the following modules:

The First European Union? Christendom c.1100-c.1350

The Teaching Fellow will deliver all the weekly lectures (over 20 weeks) on this ‘Survey’ module, as well as taking the three weekly tutorial groups.

Templars, Heretics, Hermits and Antipopes: The Crises of the Papacy 1294-1334

A second year undergraduate Research Seminar, taught over 10 weeks in term 2.  The seminars focus on the examination of a specific set of source materials organised around a topic, and are designed to develop a students’ capacity to work independently and to use primary and secondary sources in the construction of an historical argument.

The Friars in the Medieval World

An ‘Advanced’ undergraduate module taught in term 1 over 10 weekly two-hour seminars.

Approaching History

The Teaching Fellow will be required to contribute to this first year mandatory module, which is taught by two-hour lectures in terms 1 and 2.

The Invention of the Question: a History of European Thinking, 1100-1400

This MA module is taught in weekly two-hour seminars over 10 weeks – in either term 1 or term 2.

Amongst other duties the Teaching Fellow will also be required to act as Personal Tutor to both undergraduate and MA Medieval and Renaissance Studies students; as well as providing dissertation supervision to MA students.

Key Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD in the relevant field. They must also have experience in university teaching and assessment (preferably in the UK).

Position description

UCL Lunch Hour Lecture: Medieval languages of persuasion


UCL Lunch Hour Lecture: Medieval languages of persuasion, 13:15 – 13:55 13 March 2014

Darwin Lecture Theatre, access via Malet Place | Darwin Building

Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Admission: FREE

Ticketing: Open

Dr Antonio Sennis, UCL History

Divine letters, supernatural visions and apocalyptic curses were often successfully employed by medieval clerics to persuade their counterparts to do what they wanted them to do. This lecture will explore how these tools of persuasion responded to a Medieval cultural logic.

“FLAWS” – Medieval Research Conference, University College London


“FLAWS” – Medieval Research Conference

Hoccleve’s Regiment of Princes, BL MS Arundel 38,

London Medieval Graduate Network, UCL, 29th May 2014

The London Medieval Graduate Network welcomes submissions for research papers on “Flaws” for its 2014 annual conference, hosted by UCL. 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.’

LMGN seeks to promote conversations and collaborations among medievalists in and beyond the London network. Following the success of last year’s conference, “In the Beginning”, hosted by King’s College, we are excited to invite proposals for 20-minute papers in any aspect of our theme of flaws. Submissions are open to postgraduate and early career researchers working in all medieval periods or academic disciplines.

Topics could include but are not limited to:

 Considerations of what flaws are and whether our conception of them changes over time

 Flaws in medieval source material

 Lost, damaged and concealed objects

 Imperfections in the built environment

 Flaws in our approach to the medieval past

 Sin, erring and the dichotomies of right and wrong

 Abstractions of behaviour from what was considered ‘ideal’ or ‘correct’

 Flaws in government and the consequences of ‘bad rule’

 Flaws in religious understanding and thinking

 Punishments for perceived flaws

 How legal systems or authorities address and correct flaws and imperfections in behaviour

 Flaws and imperfections in art, manuscript illustrations and marginalia

 Differentiating creativity and originality from error

 Intentionality of flaws and errors

 False attributions, past and present, of sources, influences or textual authorities

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Please send your abstract together with a short biographical note to londonmedgradnetwork@gmail.com by March 24th 2014.

See here for flyer: LMGN Conference

UCL Interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Seminar


The next UCL IMARS Seminar will be held on Monday, 3 March with Prof. Peter Mack (Warburg) and Dr Dilwyn Knox (UCL) speaking. Their panel is entitled:  ‘Renaissance Philosophy and Rhetoric’.

Please email for further information: alison.ray09@ucl.ac.uk

UCL’s Medieval Interdisciplinary Seminar is a graduate-founded and run seminar which holds holds discussions across disciplines and departments, taking questions of  interest to Medievalists (writ large) as its point of departure.

Meetings take place on Mondays at 6.15 in Room G09/10 in UCL’s History Department, 24-25 Gordon Square. All welcome, drinks afterwards.

Please see the following website for more information: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mars/seminars-lectures/imars_13_14