Medieval Studies Seminar, Semester 2 2021 – 5.15 pm via TEAMS until further notice


Week 1 Monday 13th Sept.

James Palmer (St Andrews)

“Merovingian Medicine: Dead or Alive?”


Week 3 Monday 27th Sept.

Yulia Mikhailova (New Mexico Tech)

“The Making of Rus:  Medieval Realm, Late Medieval Literati, and Modern Historiography”


Week 5 Monday 11th Oct.

Ben Pohl (University of Bristol)

“Book chest – study – private library: Where did medieval monastic superiors keep their books?”


Week 7 Monday 25th Oct.

Marie-Laure Derat  (Orient et Méditerranée (CNRS))

“The site of Lalibela and its history from a local to a transnational perspective (10th-16th centuries).”

Thursday 28th Oct. (with ISHR)

Edda Frankot (Nord University, Bodø)

“To underlie the law within three tides as sea faring men’: Merchants and mariners before the Aberdeen courts in the later Middle Ages”


Week 9 Monday 8th Nov.

Giles Gasper (Durham)

Title tbc

Thursday 11th Nov. (with ISHR)

Adrián Maldonado (National Museums of Scotland)

‘Creating a nation: an artefactual history of Scotland AD 800-1200’


Week 10 Monday 15th Nov.

Henry Ravenhall (Cambridge)

“Between Textual and Emotional Communities? Touch and Medieval French Literary Culture”

Tuesday 16th Nov. (with English)

Laura Saetveit-Miles (University of Bergen)

“ ‘Writing—to the Moment’ in Richard Methley’s Mystical Diary Refectorium Salutis (1487)”