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

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
7 October A View of Possession and Ownership in Old English Culture and Law

Paul Hyams (Cornell)

Venue: Gordon Room G34, Ground floor, South block, Senate House


14 October Cultural Contacts and Debates about Ethnic Origins in Northern Britain: the Evidence of Historia Brittonum and Lebor Bretnach

Nick Evans (Hull)

Venue: Gordon Room G34, Ground floor, South block, Senate House


21 October Recent discoveries at Rendlesham: the archaeology and contexts of a 7th- century East Anglian royal settlement

Chris Scull (UCL)

Sir David Wilson Lecture, at the Institute of Archaeology, jointly sponsored with the Earlier Medieval Seminar, IHR.

Venue: Room G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology at 18:00

Followed by a launch party for the seminar series


28 October Baptism in Anglo-Saxon world

Carolyn Twomley, BC (IHR Mellon Fellow)


4 November Rethinking Visigothic Spain

Santiago Castellanos (Leon)


11 November St Alban: Britain's Lost Martyr. Romano-British, Merovingian and Anglo-Saxon devotion, c.400-800

Mark Laynesmith (SAS)

Venue: Torrington Room 104, 1st floor, Senate House, South block


18 November Peace, Violence, and Christian Empire: The Salian Campaigns in Hungary

Erik Niblaeus (Durham)

Venue: Torrington Room 104, 1st floor, South block, Senate House


25 November Senate House Founders day, no seminar

2 December Polemic against the Jews and the liturgy in early medieval Iberia

Kati Ihnhat (Bristol)


9 December No seminar