School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Medieval History Research seminars

Medieval History seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to staff, students and the general public.

Seminar times and venues 

Seminars take place on Tuesdays in LG.09, 40 George Square5:15-6:30pm.  Please check below for dates and venues.

Semester 2 2022/23

Date Speaker Topic
Tue 24 Jan

Dr Tom Brown (University of Edinburgh), Dr Roger Collins (University of Edinburgh), Dr Lucy Grig (University of Edinburgh), Dr Stuart Airlie (University of Glasgow), Dr Linda Safran (University of Toronto)

‘Italy, the east Roman world and Early Medieval Europe: Discussion and celebration of Thomas S. Brown's Festschrift’

Co-organised with the Centre for Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies

Tue 14 Mar Charlie Briggs (University of Vermont) 'Reframing early Renaissance humanism: From “genealogy” to “archaeology'
Tue 4 Apr  Dilnoza Duturaeva (University of York) 'Horses for tea: Qarakhanid trade in China'

mester 1 2022/23

Date Speaker Topic Venue
Mon 3 Oct

Tudor Stefanescu (Tor Vergata University of Rome)

'The emotions and wedding scenes in the painting of 15th and 16th centuries' 

Co-organised with The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society

6:15 pm, Teaching Room 06, Old College

Tue 25 Oct    Dr Nik Matheou

‘After Lopez, beyond Europe: The Afro-Eurasian commercial revolution, 850-1350’

LG.11, 40 George Square
Tue 15 Nov Dr Jo Edge

‘Between natural and demonic? Onomantic divination in the later Medieval Latin west'

LG.11, 40 George Square
Thu 1 Dec Dr Mike Carr, Dr Nik Matheou, Dr Meha Priyadarshini, Dr Rebecca Darley (University of Leeds), Professor Niels Gaul

'Writing the global Middle Ages: Themes and approaches’.

Co-organised with Edinburgh Centre of Global History and Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies.

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Doorway 4

NB Speakers without affiliations indicated are University of Edinburgh.

Further information

Please contact the convenor if you have any questions.

Dr Mike Carr