History seminars at the IHR

Earlier Middle Ages

Convenors: Julia Crick, Caroline Goodson, Peter Heather, Hugh Kennedy, Alice Rio, Antonio Sennis, Alice Taylor, Jinty Nelson, Dionysios Stathakopoulos, Alan Thacker.

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Caroline Goodson: c.goodson@bbk.ac.uk

Venue: Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Time: Wednesday, 5.30pm

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
13 January The Medieval Gift and the Classical Tradition

Lars Kjaer (New College of the Humanities)


20 January Empires of Faith

Jas Elsner and members of the British Museum + University of Oxford project


27 January Wolf Mother: Fosterage between species in medieval Irish literature

Tom O’Donnell (UCL)

Venue: Montague Room G26, Ground floor, South Block, Senate House


3 February Trust me, I'm a doctor. Shaping medical identity in early medieval charters, AD 800-1000

Luca Larpi (Manchester)


10 February The Komnenian emperors: a Latinophile dynasty?

Alex Rodriguez Suarez (Koç)


17 February Does the study of Byzantium before 1200 have anything to gain from global history?

Catherine Holmes (Oxford)


24 February No Seminar

Reading week


24 February No Seminar

Reading week


2 March Miscellanies, Christian reform and early medieval encyclopaedism: a reconsideration of the pre-bestiary Physiologus manuscripts

Anna Dorofeeva (Frankfurt)


9 March Next night we will host jointly with European History

No Seminar


10 March Eschatology, war, and peace. Of Christ's armies, Antichrist and the End of Times between ca. 1095 and ca. 1170

Phillipe Buc (Vienna)

Venue: Court Room, 1st floor, South block, Senate House


16 March Bishops and Law in Sixth-Century Gaul


Patrick Grffith (KCL)