Monthly Archives: June 2015

Report: Symposium on Emotions in the Courtroom


On 3rd-4th May, a one and half day symposium on the theme of Emotions in the Courtroom was held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. The symposium was a joint venture between the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions (CHE); The Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature at the University of St Andrews (CMEMML) and the Marie Curie research network Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom (PIMIC). Funding was also received from the […]

Conference Report: Gender and Transgression


On 7-9 May 2015, the University of St Andrews Institute for Mediaeval Studies hosted the annual Gender and Transgression in the Medieval World conference. This year’s theme was Crime, Punishment, and Penance. Sarah Greer, a History PhD student at the University of St Andrews, has provided an in-depth look at the themes and topics covered during the conference: “How was gender expressed in the medieval world? What activities were considered to be transgressive? What effects did transgression have on medieval societies, […]