Annual Lectures

Once a year, as part of our traditional Monday night seminar series, SAIMS welcomes a visiting scholar to give the Annual Lecture. These are the speakers we have had the pleasure of hosting throughout the years.

You can also listen to the paper given by our most recent speaker, Professor David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania) who gave a talk entitled ‘A View from St Andrews: The Council of Constance, 1414-1418’, online via SoundCloud here.

2016 – Professor David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania): ‘A View from St Andrews: The Council of Constance, 1414-1418’

2015 – Professor Jean-Claude Schmitt (École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales, Paris): ‘Rhythms in History’

2014 – Professor Robert I Moore (University of Newcastle): ‘The Eleventh Century in World History’

2013 – Professor John Lowden (The Courtauld Institute of Art): ‘The Gothic Ivories Project’

2012 – Dr Tony Hunt (University of Oxford): ‘Writing the Future in Anglo-Norman England’

2011 – Professor Nicholas Vincent (University of East Anglia): ‘William of Newburgh and the New Titus: Richard 1 and the Jews of York’

2010 – Professor Mary Carruthers (University of New York): ‘Ordinary Beauty in the Middle Ages’

2009 – Professor Paul Binski (University of Cambridge): ‘Working by words alone’: the architect, scholasticism and rhetoric in thirteenth-century France’

2008 – Professor Gerd Althoff (University of Münster): ‘Forms and Functions of Irony in Medieval Politics’