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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.

2021 – Tuesday 4 May at Professor Maire Ni Mhaonaigh (Cambridge), TBD. This will be held on TEAMS (more details to come)

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”

2016 – Professor David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania): ‘A View from St Andrews: The Council of Constance, 1414-1418’ You can listen to the paper given by our speaker online via SoundCloud here.

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’ – listen to it here.

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’