SMRG: September 14 meeting

Penelope Nash: A Curious Pointy Hat for a Twelfth Century Countess: Portraiture, Demeanour and Power The examination of clothing, jewellery, gifts, and other material objects together with the deportment of the giver and of the receiver of such items, especially in how they are visually presented, is crucial in understanding the intentions of the participants.… Continue reading SMRG: September 14 meeting

Medieval Round Table: 5 September, 6.15pm AEST

The Medieval Round Table meets again next Monday, 5 September, at 6:15 with a paper by Darius von Guttner, Australian Catholic University: 'Jagiellons: The Dynasty That United Poland and Lithuania'.  We'll again be meeting via Zoom.  To receive the Zoom link for the meeting please email Stephanie Trigg by this Saturday, 3 September; the link will… Continue reading Medieval Round Table: 5 September, 6.15pm AEST

History Brown Bag Seminar: Thu 1 Sept, 1-2pm AEST

Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch, "Emotional baggage: early thirteenth-century crusading and the mobility of feeling".In both military and spiritual terms, crusading was a mobile activity. Always associated with the practice of pilgrimage, crusading also involved more intangible forms of travel and connection. Memory and emotion, in particular, were significant ‘interior’ aspects of crusading as crusaders located themselves… Continue reading History Brown Bag Seminar: Thu 1 Sept, 1-2pm AEST

3rd Teaching Classical Languages Symposium | 12 August, 9-5pm

This is a hybrid event. The 3rd Teaching Classical Languages Symposium showcases approaches to the teaching and assessment of ancient Greek and Latin developed by secondary, tertiary, and online adult-education instructors from Australia and New Zealand. Conference speakers share and discuss a diverse range of classical language teaching strategies to assist 21st century learners in a range… Continue reading 3rd Teaching Classical Languages Symposium | 12 August, 9-5pm

ACU Virtual Panel: Posthuman Transformation Then and Now, 4 August 2022

Join us for this Virtual Panel on 4 August 2022, 5:30–7:00pm (AEST) This panel explores the connections between ancient and modern theories of transcending humanity with attention to the elements of ancient theories that can enrich modern discussions. The comparison of ancient and modern theories raises basic questions: How might post-human transformation (variously theorised) alter… Continue reading ACU Virtual Panel: Posthuman Transformation Then and Now, 4 August 2022

Sydney University (SSSHARC): ‘Practices of Annotating Medieval Manuscripts’, 27 July

SSSHARC Gilbert Fellow Professor Mariken Teeuwen discusses how digital methods reveal hidden evidence in the marginalia of early medieval manuscripts. Details 4pm – 6pm, Wednesday 27 July 2022 Nelson Meers Foundation Auditorium, Chau Chak Wing Museum, University of Sydney ‘Practices of Annotating in Medieval Manuscripts’ This lecture will discuss how evidence in the margins of… Continue reading Sydney University (SSSHARC): ‘Practices of Annotating Medieval Manuscripts’, 27 July

Australian School of Celtic Learning – July Online Events

NEGLIGENCE IN EARLY IRELAND WEBINAR Sunday 10 July 2022Online The early Irish legal system dealt in a very sophisticated way with offenses arising from negligent or inadvertent actions or omissions. In this webinar, we will look at the allocation of responsibility and liability for accidents. We will explore ideas such as socially useful activity, responsibility… Continue reading Australian School of Celtic Learning – July Online Events

Scottish Society for Northern Studies Spring/Summer Seminar Series

Our penultimate seminar of the spring summer series will be given by Dr Lynda McGuigan (Fraserburgh Lighthouse Museum), titled ‘The Antiquarian Letter Archive of James Carnegie, 9th Earl of Southesk: A Case Study‘.  The online lecture promises to reveal new and unpublished antiquarian material on the Pictish symbol stones of Aberdeenshire. The seminar begins at 7pm BST… Continue reading Scottish Society for Northern Studies Spring/Summer Seminar Series

35th Irish Conference of Medievalists 30 June-2 July: Timetable and Registration

The 35th Irish Conference of Medievalists will be held at Queen’s University Belfast from the 30th of June to 2nd of July. The 30th of June will be online through MS Teams, while the 1st and 2nd of July will be in-person in 0G029 of the Elmwood Building, School of Natural and Built Environment, QUB,… Continue reading 35th Irish Conference of Medievalists 30 June-2 July: Timetable and Registration

Monash CMRS Online Seminar, Friday, 27th May at 10am AEST

Speaker: Kyly Walker (PhD candidate, University of Leeds, UK) Archbishop Geoffrey Plantagenet of York's Conception of His Archiepiscopal Office and Authority Abstract:  Archbishop Geoffrey Plantagenet of York (1191–1212) was a strong personality who had a far from easy episcopate. Appointed to fulfil the dying wish of his father, King Henry II of England, Geoffrey clashed with the… Continue reading Monash CMRS Online Seminar, Friday, 27th May at 10am AEST

Medieval Round Table hosted by the University of Melbourne, Monday, 6th June at 6:15pm

Speakers: Dr Carol Williams, Prof. Constant Mews and Dr Catherine Jeffreys Chair: Valentina A. Grasso (ISAW) On the night of Monday 6th June, three of Monash’s own will be speaking at the Medieval Round Table. Carol Williams will be presenting, “The Reception of Concepts from the Language Arts into Musical Discourse and Praxis (1000–1300): Guido… Continue reading Medieval Round Table hosted by the University of Melbourne, Monday, 6th June at 6:15pm

London Society for Medieval Studies: From ‘the Last Great War of Antiquity’ to ‘Futuhat’

Speaker: Khodadad Rezakhani (Leiden) - "From ‘the Last Great War of Antiquity’ to ‘Futuhat’: Eastern Mediterranean Between the Sasanians and Byzantium." Chair: Valentina A. Grasso (ISAW) Founded in 1970/1, the London Society for Medieval Studies seeks to foster knowledge of, and dialogue about, the Middle Ages (c.500–c.1500 CE). Our fortnightly seminars showcase the latest advances… Continue reading London Society for Medieval Studies: From ‘the Last Great War of Antiquity’ to ‘Futuhat’

Monash CMRS Public seminar 20 May: Talking about Ethnicity in Europe, 950-1250

Assistant Professor Claire Weeda from Leiden University, who will present work from her recent book Abstract:  How and why did men of the pen – monks, schoolmen and courtiers – talk about ethnicity in the Latinate world? Ethnic and racial stereotypes abound in all kinds of texts produced between the tenth and thirteenth centuries: in poems,… Continue reading Monash CMRS Public seminar 20 May: Talking about Ethnicity in Europe, 950-1250