The Winchester Seminars on Comparative Medieval Cultures is organized and sponsored under the aegis of the Centre for Applied Archaeology and Heritage Management, Department of Archaeology, University of Winchester. This series seeks to foster a greater dialogue from a broad range of researchers working in the medieval period.
Please find below and attached the 2014-2015 schedule for the Winchester Seminars on Comparative Medieval Cultures. All sessions are free and open to the public. Feel free to pass along this schedule to your friends and colleagues.
November 20, 2014; 6pm, Medecroft 15: Controlling the Past
Dr Eric Lacey (Winchester): The Vera Lex Historiae: Remembering and Recounting Edwin’s Conversion in Anglo-Saxon England
Dr Katherine Weikert (Winchester): Narration and Curation: Objects and Memory in the Central Middle Ages
December 4, 2014; 6pm, Medecroft 16: Towns and People
Dr Matt Tompkins (Leicester): The Material Possessions of Late Medieval Peasants: Felons’ Chattels in the Escheators’ Rolls
David Ashby (Winchester): A Collapsed Medieval Town of Modern Oxfordshire: Stanford in the Vale
February 19, 2015; 6pm, Medecroft 15: Space and the City
Prof. Catherine A.M. Clarke (Southampton): Walking in the Medieval City: Spatial Encounters in the Middle Ages and Today
March 26, 2014; 6pm, Medecroft 15: Gendering Spaces
Gabriela Cavalheiro (King’s College London): The Materialities of Intimacy: Men, Women and Space in Medieval Insular Romances
Dr Amanda Richardson (Chichester): A Woman’s Place? Space, Place and Gender in Late Medieval History and Historiography
*this session is organized in conjunction with the University’s Centre for Gender Studies
Special session: April 30, 2015; 10am-4pm, West Downs 2
University of Winchester Medieval Research Day
Staff and research students at the University of Winchester will be presenting short papers on current research and research-in-progress on medieval topics. Schedule tba.
*this session is organized in conjunction with the University’s Research & Engagement Week
Capstone lecture: April 30, 2015; 6pm, Stripe Lecture Room
Dr Paul Readman (The Redress of the Past Project, King’s College London): Performing the Medieval Past: Historical Pageantry in Twentieth-Century Britain
All lectures will take place in the Medecroft building at the King Alfred Campus of the University of Winchester except when noted. Please email Katherine Weikert for further information or to be added to our email list. Find us on Facebook.