Monthly Archives: March 2016

Lectura Dantis Meeting 22 Paradiso 1-3


On the 8th of April, the twenty-second meeting of the LDA begins the final phase of the series with a day of lectures which start Dante’s Paradiso, again bringing leading Dante Scholars to St Andrews.   Dante now begins the final part of his journey, and the third Cantica of his poem: Paradiso. With Beatrice as his guide Dante ascends through the heavens, meeting a range a virtuous souls as he makes his way towards the ultimate experience which is the […]

Margaret Connolly and Ian Johnson to be plenary speakers at Lausanne conference


On the 31st of March to the 2nd of April 2016, the University of Lausanne will be hosting a conference on Late Medieval Devotional Compilations in England. SAIMS’ own Margaret Connolly and Ian Johnson will be plenary speakers for this conference. Margaret will be giving a paper entitled ‘Reading Late Medieval Devotional Compilations in the Sixteenth Century.’ This paper will consider the evidence that Middle English devotional compilations continued to find an audience in the sixteenth century, despite the increasingly […]

Recent Staff Publications


Margaret Connolly, ‘Evidence for the Continued Use of Medieval Medical Prescriptions in the Sixteenth Century: A Fifteenth-Century Remedy Book and its Later Owner,’ Medical History 60 (2016), pp 133-154. Justine Firnhaber-Baker, ‘Soldiers, Villagers, and Politics: The Role of Mercenaries in the Jacquerie of 1358,’ in Guilhem Pépin, Françoise Laine, and Frédéric Bouboule (eds), Routiers et mercenaires pendant la guerre de Cent ans (Ausonius: Bordeaux, 2016), pp. 101–14. Tim Greenwood, ‘A Corpus of Early Medieval Armenian Silver’, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 69 (2015): 115-146 Andrew Peacock’s […]

CFP: After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443 to 1517


This interdisciplinary conference will be held at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, 28-30 June 2017. SAIMS’ own Julian Luxford will be one of the plenary speakers. An international conference organised by the Faculty of English, University of Oxford, this event builds on the success of the 2009 Oxford conference, After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth-Century England, which resulted in a book of essays (ed. by Vincent Gillespie and Kantik Ghosh) that vigorously interrogated the nature of religious and intellectual culture in England […]

Rory Cox on BBC Radio 4


Rory Cox appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Making History on the 15th of March. You can listen to him explain why 1453 is his favourite year here (beginning at 12:18). Also, in case you missed it back in January, Rory was interviewed by TV presenter Dan Snow for his ‘History Hit’ iTunes podcast. You can listen to the episode, discussing Just War, on iTunes and the show’s webpage.