History seminars at the IHR

Earlier Middle Ages

Convenors: Stephen Baxter, Julia Crick, David Ganz, 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 II, in the basement, unless otherwise indicated in the programme

Time: Wednesday, 5.30pm

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
15 October Sir David Wilson Lecture, jointly sponsored with the UCL Institute of Archaeology/British Museum medieval seminar

The Space Between: The 'undead' Roman Empire and the aesthetics of Salin's Style I 
Professor Guy Halsall (York)

Please note:  this session will take place at 18:15 in lecture theatre G6, in the Institute of Archaeology, Gordon Square.  It will be followed by a wine reception in room 609 (Institute of Archaeology Staff Common Room)


22 October Bede's Temple as History

Conor Obrien (Sheffield)


29 October Sacral Kingship and Its Discontents in Sixth- and Seventh-century Byzantium

Philip Booth (Oxford)


5 November No seminar

12 November Daniel O'Connell, the Irish Question and the early Irish Church

Ian Wood (Leeds)


19 November The Stellinga, the Saxon elite, and Carolingian politics

Ingrid Rembold (Cambridge)


26 November Investigating the chest burial rite in northern England c. A.D.650-900: an archaeological, osteological and historical approach

Elizabeth Craig-Atkins (Sheffield)


3 December The afterlife of the 'old law': rethinking pre-Gratian texts' roles in later-twelfth-century canonical collections

Danica Summerlin (UCL)


10 December Negotiated power in northern Eurasia, c. 7th to 10th centuries

Naomi Standen (Birmingham)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
21 January Eadmer of Canterbury and William Longsword (aka Rufus)

John Gillingham (London)


28 January Small wars in faraway places under the emperor Honorius

George Woudhuysen & Graham Barrett (Oxford)


4 February Coinage and the Late Anglo-Saxon 'State'

Rory Naismith (Cambridge)


11 February Bede's World Chronicles: a reappraisal of the 'Chronica Minora'

Maírín MacCarron (Galway)


18 February No seminar

25 February Changing Faces: Media and Materiality in the Early Byzantine Cult of the Virgin

Leslie Brubaker (Birmingham)


4 March Melania the Younger in Africa

Juliette Day (Helsinki & Oxford)


11 March 'A sign of God's favour': Byzantine gold coins in Indian Ocean trade

Rebecca Darley (London)


18 March 'About the life of those who are called canons, what sort ought it to be?' Regulating the life of the Canonical Clergy between between Chrodegang's Rule and the Council of Aachen. c. 750- 816

Stephen Ling (Leicester)


25 March The composition, structure and audience of Flodoard's 'Annals'

Edward Roberts (King's, London)

Please note: this seminar will be held in the Peter Marshall Room, 204 (2nd floor)