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 

Please check below for times, dates and venues.

Semester 1 2023/24

Date Speaker Topic
Tue 3 Oct

Bastiaan Waagmeester (University of Tübingen)

‘Episcopal manuals and the ordering of knowledge in a post-Carolingian world’, LG.10, 40 George Square, 5:15pm

Wed 11 Oct Daniel Smail (Harvard University) ‘Slavery and the Pursuit of Freedom in Later Medieval Mediterranean Europe’ (Annual Lecture in the History of Slavery; co-badged with the Edinburgh Centre for Global History), Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 1, 5pm
Mon 30 Oct Luca Zenobi (HCA), Stephen Bowd (HCA), Lucinda Byatt (LLC), Isabella Lazzarini (University of Molise) ‘History From the Margins: A Panel Discussion and Book Launch of Luca Zenobi, Borders and the Politics of Space in Late Medieval Italy: Milan, Venice, and their Territories’, CMB Seminar Room 1, 4pm (co-badged with the History Department Seminar)
Thu 2 Nov Jenny McHugh (University of Lancaster) ‘Loyalty and Rebellion in Fourteenth-Century Scotland: An Examination of Allegiance via Oaths of ‘Fealty’ and Treason Trials’ (co-badged with the Scottish History seminar), LG.11, 40 George Square, 5:15pm
Thu 16 Nov Andy King (University of Southampton) ‘Edward, by the Grace of God, King of Scotland”: Perceptions of the Kingship of Edward Balliol, 1332-56’ (co-badged with the Scottish History seminar), LG.11, 40 George Square, 5:15pm
Tue 28 Nov Adam Cohen (University of Toronto) ‘Making the Utrecht Psalter: Copying and Creativity in the Carolingian World’ (Leverhulme Lecture), LG.10, 40 George Square, 5:15pm

NB Speakers without affiliations indicated are the University of Edinburgh.

Further information

Please contact the convenor if you have any questions.

Dr Mike Carr