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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The Viking Age: Medieval Studies Courses

This online course is an introduction to Viking History, open to anyone with an interest in the period. Each week, historian Terri Barnes takes you through a different aspect of the lives of Norse peoples who lived during the Viking Age from c. AD 750 to 1100. This six-week course features weekly live video sessions… Continue reading The Viking Age: Medieval Studies Courses

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

[transpacificlateantiquity] Upcoming Lightning talk conference, 12 November

Kia ora PPLA colleaguesPlease find below the finalised schedule and zoom details for the PPLA lightning conference. We look forward to seeing many of you on zoom soon!PPLA Lightning Conference Schedule**All times and days given in Pacific Standard Time**Zoom Link for both days: Meeting ID: 969 6179 9576Saturday 12 November14.50-1500      Welcome to the… Continue reading [transpacificlateantiquity] Upcoming Lightning talk conference, 12 November

Histories of Metallurgy and Metal Material Culture, ANU, Friday 18 November

In person and online This symposium hosted by the ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory aims to generate cross-disciplinary dialogue about how we interpret metal in ancient and historical societies. Researchers in history, art history, archaeology, archaeometry, curatorship and creative practice will present papers which adopt diverse approaches to investigating the production, fabrication,… Continue reading Histories of Metallurgy and Metal Material Culture, ANU, Friday 18 November

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

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)

Medieval Round Table: 3 October, 6:15pm AEST online

The Medieval Round Table meets again next Monday, 3 October, at 6:15 with a paper by Anya Adair, University of Hong Kong: ‘The Curious Incident of the Monster in the Nighttime: Circumstantial Evidence in Early English Law and Literature’.  We'll again be meeting via Zoom.  To receive the Zoom link for the meeting please email Andrew… Continue reading Medieval Round Table: 3 October, 6:15pm AEST online

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

CFP: AEMA 17 – Memory & Forgetting, 30 Sept- 1 Oct, online

Arguably the world's friendliest early medieval conference is BACK! and it's FREE! This conference invites papers on the theme of memory and forgetting. Memory is malleable. It is shaped by selection, by mediation, by transmission, by ideologies, by societies and, above all, by forgetting. This conference examines the process of how early medieval societies created… Continue reading CFP: AEMA 17 – Memory & Forgetting, 30 Sept- 1 Oct, online