School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Medieval and Renaissance Studies seminars

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies organises regular evening seminars. Events are open to all.

Time and location

Events start at 17:15 in the Teviot Lecture Theatre, Dooryway 5, Old Medical School, Teviot Place unless otherwise stated.  

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Event schedule

Semester  2, 2018-2019
Date Speaker Topic Notes
Tuesday 15 Jan James Cook, Sarah Brazil and Greg Walker (University of Edinburgh)

'Bridging the gap(s): Approaches to early drama and music'

Tuesday 22 Jan Jenny Benham (University of Cardiff)

‘The rules consistently obeyed: Law, treaties and international relations 700-1200’

Tuesday 29 Jan Brendan Smith (University of Bristol) 'English colonial ventures in the 14th century'


Tuesday 5 Feb

Gregory Hanlon (University of St Andrews) ‘Death control in the West: New work on routine infanticide by married couples in early modern Europe’


Tuesday 12 Feb Sarah Greer (University of St Andrews)

'All in the family: Creating a Carolingian genealogy in the 11th Century'


Tuesday 26 Feb

James Doherty (University of Leeds) 'Pilgrim knights: The status and perception of armed pilgrims in the Holy Land between the Canonical Crusades, 1104–1186’


Tuesday 5 Mar Peter Coss (University of Cardiff) ‘The Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester: A Tuscan perspective’


Tuesday 12 Mar Richard Oosterhoff (University of Edinburgh) ‘Idiot wits: Lay knowledge in the northern Renaissance’  
Tuesday 19 Mar Charlie Rozier (University of Durham)

'Picturing time in the manuscripts of Anglo-Norman Durham'

Tuesday 26 Mar

Simon Loseby (University of Sheffield)

'The fate of forum complexes in the cities of late antique Gaul'


Tuesday 2 Apr James Cook (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art)

‘In search of the earliest Scottish Mass Cycles'


Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre, Doorway 1, Old Medical School, Teviot Place

Tuesday 28 May

Professor John Haldon (Princeton)

Annual Denys Hay Lecture


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Further information

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

Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

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School of History, Classics and Archaeology
University of Edinburgh