19th Viking Congress 2022

Cymru a Gogledd-Orllewin Lloegr/Wales and North-West England The Viking Congress is an international, interdisciplinary, academic conference on the Viking Age, which began in 1950, and meets every four years. 2021 will be the first time that Wales leads a Viking Congress, and the first time it has taken place in either Wales or north-west England.… Continue reading 19th Viking Congress 2022

Papacy and the Periphery, c.1050-c.1300 – Conference

Despite their peripheral location, Christendom’s frontier kingdoms and outer-regions were arguably far from peripheral in importance. These peripheral kingdoms acted as a counter-balance to those powers located at the core of Christendom and they were fundamental to the papacy’s conception of Europe and its hierarchy. By considering the periphery we can appreciate ‘reform’ in a… Continue reading Papacy and the Periphery, c.1050-c.1300 – Conference

Aberystwyth Medievalists – 2021 Conference

History, Community and Identity in the Medieval World (c.800-1300), online conference, 23-25 June 2021. The 4th Aberystwyth Medieval Conference for postgraduates will explore the relationship between history, community and identity, how those writing about the past helped to construct the identity of their communities, and how far their vision of communal identity and its relationship… Continue reading Aberystwyth Medievalists – 2021 Conference

Doing Things with Old Norse Myth – Conference

A Research & Cultural Symposium on Mythological Processes, Reykjavík, 25-27 November 2021 Doing Things with Old Norse Myth: A Research & Cultural Symposium on Mythological Processes is the latest in the annual series of Aarhus Old Norse Mythology conferences that have been held around the world since 2005. This year’s event is jointly organised by… Continue reading Doing Things with Old Norse Myth – Conference

Ambiguity and Ambivalence in Late Antiquity – Conference

Ambiguity and ambivalence are productive notions through which to explore Late Antiquity. They reflect the uncertainties and grey areas that are such a feature of this period, as the classical past slowly gave way to the medieval future, as paganism was overtaken by Christianity. Definitions – of sacred and secular, orthodox and heretical, Roman and… Continue reading Ambiguity and Ambivalence in Late Antiquity – Conference

Oswald of Northumbria Conference

Liturgy, Literature & History: Oswald of Northumbria and the Cult of Saints in the High Middle Ages, 5-6 August, 2021. The centrality of the cult of saints to medieval Christianity is reflected in surviving liturgical, historical, literary and administrative texts, material culture and architecture. Too often, however, disciplinary boundaries mean these sources are studied in… Continue reading Oswald of Northumbria Conference

The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Medieval Studies – A Global Digital Medievalist Symposium

The era of COVID-19 has been transformational for medieval digital humanities. Medievalists have come to learn the limits and possibilities of online scholarship, whether in the virtual classroom or in the transfer of knowledge among specialists. Although direct access to material sources and the easy face-to-face exchanges with colleagues are deeply missed, we have come to… Continue reading The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Medieval Studies – A Global Digital Medievalist Symposium

Places of Royal Power and Ritual in Early Medieval Scotland and Europe

This conference is the culmination of a series of workshops on early medieval Kingship and its attendant rituals funded by a grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. It aims to explore the diverse range of evidence for early medieval of kingship and ritual in Scotland within a wider European setting and thus bring new… Continue reading Places of Royal Power and Ritual in Early Medieval Scotland and Europe

ICMS 2022 – Session Proposals Open

Hosted by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, the International Congress on Medieval Studies is an annual gathering of scholars interested in medieval studies. Because of continuing uncertainties regarding the pandemic (as emphasised by the World Health Organisation and the CDC) and its effect on travel, the 2022 Congress will be held virtually over… Continue reading ICMS 2022 – Session Proposals Open

ISSEME Conference 2021

The International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England is the organization of record for those interested in history, art, archaeology, literature, languages, religion, society, and numismatics of England between the years c. 450 and 1100 CE. ISSEME currently has over 500 active members from 20 different countries, ranging from graduate students just starting their careers to… Continue reading ISSEME Conference 2021