Scottish Society for Northern Studies Autumn/Winter Seminar Series

The SSNS Seminar Series continues on 26 January with a talk by Dr Oisín Plumb (University of the Highlands and Islands), titled ‘Where Were the Orcades? Early Medieval Engagement with the Islands at the End of the Earth’. This is a free, ticketed event; please register below. Abstract: References to the Orcades within early medieval… Continue reading Scottish Society for Northern Studies Autumn/Winter Seminar Series

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Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Online Lecture – Dr Federico Botana

December 09, 2022 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm @ Virtual The Card Index of Leo Olschki and the Trade in Medieval Manuscripts in the Early 20th Century Federico Botana, Institute of English Studies University of London & 2022-2023 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies Visiting Research Fellow Before the age of computers, the card index… Continue reading Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Online Lecture – Dr Federico Botana

Scottish Society for Northern Studies Autumn/Winter Seminar Series

The SSNS Seminar Series continues on 1 December 7pm GMT with a talk by Dr Lisa Collinson (University of Aberdeen), titled ‘A New, Collaborative Translation of Medieval Church Laws from Eastern Norway: Some Reflections’. This is a free, ticketed event; please register below. Abstract: This talk will explore the rich collaborative process which led to… Continue reading Scottish Society for Northern Studies Autumn/Winter Seminar Series

Final Classics Seminar for 2022: 27 October 4pm AEDT

The final seminar for this year at the Centre for Classical Studies (ANU) is scheduled for Thursday 27 October at 16:00 (4pm) AEDT. It will be delivered by Dr Tamara Lewit from the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London.   Title: A monk, a Syrian and a Gaul walk… Continue reading Final Classics Seminar for 2022: 27 October 4pm AEDT

Scottish Society for Northern Studies Conference 19 November

Just a reminder that our day conference and AGM will take place this year on Saturday 19 November. The event, titled ‘North Sea Economic Networks’, will take place in person at the Carnegie Library in Dunfermline. The event will also see the award of the 2022 Magnusson Prize, and the Society’s AGM, as well as a visit to Dunfermline Abbey. There… Continue reading Scottish Society for Northern Studies Conference 19 November

Nomadic Networks and the Spread and Practice of Islam: online workshop October 28

Third Ḥajar Online Workshop October 28th 2022 15:45 - 19:00 (CET time) Chairs: Irina Shingiray (University of Oxford) and José C. Carvajal López (University of Leicester) 15:45 Case studies José C. Carvajal López (University of Leicester) Nomads of Qatar? The emergence of Bedouin communities in the Persian-Arabian Gulf ShadiaTaha (University of Cambridge) Beja nomads in… Continue reading Nomadic Networks and the Spread and Practice of Islam: online workshop October 28

Chasing Threads: Where next for the Galloway Hoard? Dr Adrián Maldonado (National Museums Scotland)

The lecture will provide an overview of the Galloway Hoard, deposited in southwest Scotland c. AD 900, currently on display at Aberdeen Art Gallery until 23 October. The Hoard contains some of the largest quantities of gold and silver from any contemporary find in Britain or Ireland, but uniquely among Viking-age hoards in Scotland, it… Continue reading Chasing Threads: Where next for the Galloway Hoard? Dr Adrián Maldonado (National Museums Scotland)

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