Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Edinburgh Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Centre hosts seminars throughout the academic year, which are open to all. Forthcoming and recent events are listed on this page.

Time and location

Please check start times and venues in the information below, as it does change.

Event schedule

Semester  1, 2019/20
Date Speaker Topic Notes
Tuesday 8 Oct Eduardo Manzano Moreno (St Andrews)

'The global Middle Ages: Some ideas and a way forward'

5:30pm, G.06, 50 George Square
Tuesday 5 Nov Marcus Milwright (Victoria)

The shock of the new? Writing and the propagation of religious ideology in early Islam

6pm, G.06, 50 George Square
Tuesday 19 Nov Robert Moore (Newcastle) 'The eleventh century in world history 6pm, G.06, 50 George Square

Tuesday 26 Nov

Allen Grieco (Villa I Tatti, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies)

Consuming Renaissance wines: colours, taste and medical theories

6pm, LG.08, David Hume Tower

Wednesday 11 Dec

Patricia Ebrey (Washington)

Anna Shields (Princeton)

'The Resilience of Chinese Empires: How the Song Survived the Jurchen Invasion'


3:10–6:30pm, Meadows Lecture Theatre

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Further information

If you have any questions, please contact the seminar series organiser, Niels Gaul.

Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Contact details



School of History, Classics and Archaeology
University of Edinburgh