History seminars at the IHR

Crusades And The Latin East

Convenors:  Dr Sue Edgington (Queen Mary, University of London), Professor Jonathan Phillips (Royal Holloway, University of London), Dr William Purkis (University of Birmingham), Dr Jochen Schenk (University of Glasgow)

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Dr William Purkis: W.J.Purkis@bham.ac.uk

Venue: 
Wolfson Room II, in the lower ground floor, unless otherwise stated in the porgramme, below.

Time: Monday, 5:15pm.

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
13 October Manasses of Hierges and the Monks of Brogne: New Sources and Perspectives on the Crusader and his Community

Nicholas Paul (Fordham University)


27 October Encountering the Holy and the Impure: The Miraculous and the Muslims in the Holy Land Pilgrimage Account of Thietmar (1217-1218)

Philip Booth (Lancaster University)

Please note:  this session takes place in the Woburn Room, G22, in the South Block


10 November Rhetoric and Emotion in Papal Crusading Letters, c.1145-1227

Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt (Aalborg University)


24 November 'De civitatis utriusque, terrenae scilicet et caelestis': Foundation Narratives and the Epic Portrayal of the First Crusade

Carol Sweetenham (University of Warwick)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
19 January Marching on their Stomachs? Crusader Marches to the Holy Land in the Twelfth Century

Joanna Phillips (University of Leeds)


2 February From Le Puy to Jerusalem: Raymond of Saint-Gilles, the Auvergne, and the 'Provencal' Background of the First Crusade

Thomas Lecaque (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)


16 February Material Effects: Leave-Taking and Rituals of Departure in Preparation for the Fourth Crusade

Anne Lester (University of Colorado, Boulder)


2 March The Ecology of Crusading: The Environmental Impact of Holy War, Colonisation and Religious Conversion in the Medieval Baltic

Aleks Pluskowski (University of Reading)