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

Seminars will take place online for now on Tuesdays at 5:15pm via Zoom.   Booking will be through Eventbrite – details to follow.

Semester  2, 2020/21

Date Speaker Topic Notes

Tues 19 Jan 

Giacomo Vignodelli, Department of History and Culture, University of Bologna

Episcopal culture and political critique in the post-Carolingian Kingdom of Italy: the new critical edition of Atto of Vercelli’s Polipticum (952-958).

Tues 2 Feb

Miranda Griffin, Department of French, University of Cambridge.

The world in an egg: reading medieval ecologies

Tues  16 Feb

Rory Naismith, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge.

How did Early Medieval money actually work?

Tues 30 Mar

Jane Stevens-Crashaw, School of History, Philosophy and Culture, Oxford Brookes University

Wastelands: space, reuse and the urban body in early modern Genoa and Venice

Date TBA

Alison Beach, Department of History, University of St Andrews

Title tba

(paper on medieval female manuscript illuminators)                                                            



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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