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.
2019 – Paul Strohm (Columbia University) – “‘May I not stand here’: Criseyede at the Crossroads” You can listen to this lecture online via SoundCloud here.
2018 – Daniel Smail (Harvard University) “The Materiality of Credit: Debt Collection as Pawnbroking in Late Medieval Mediterranean Europe”
2017 – Professor Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania) “An Affective Anthology of Style: Glasgow, Hunterian MS V.8.14”
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’