History seminars at the IHR

European history 1150-1550

Convenors: Professor John Arnold (Birkbeck), Professor David Carpenter (KCL), Dr Joe Canning, Professor David d'Avray (UCL), Dr Serena Ferente (KCL), Dr Bronach Kane (Bath), Dr Sophie Page (UCL), Dr Eyal Poleg (QMUL), Professor Miri Rubin (QM), Dr John Sabapathy (UCL), Dr Alex Sapoznik (KCL), Dr Alice Taylor (KCL), Dr Cornelia Linde (German Historical Institute)

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact David Carpenter: david.carpenter@kcl.ac.uk

Time:  Thursdays, 17:30

Venue:  Wolfson Room II

All are welcome!

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
2 October Why publicize Magna Carta, now and then?

Sophie Ambler and Felicity Hill (University of East Anglia)

Chaired by David Carpenter

Please note:  this event takes place in the Senate Room, on the first floor of the South Block

16 October Posthumous Love as Culture: outline of a medieval moral pattern

Bernhard Jussen (University of Frankfurt)

Chaired by David d’Avray

30 October What can we learn from fourteenth-century inquisition manuals

Derek Hill (Birkbeck)


To catch a heretic: co-operation and collaboration between medieval Italian inquisitors
Jill Moore (Birkbeck)

Chaired by John Arnold

13 November The Persian Sofi at the Medici Court: Magi, Merchants and 'Cavalieri'

Mahnaz Yousefzadeh (New York University)

Chaired by Serena Ferente

Joint session with the Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy seminar

27 November The Ten Commandments in the Medieval Schools: conformity or diversity?

Lesley Smith (Harris Manchester College, Oxford)

Chaired by Cornelia Linde

11 December Noah's Ark in the Later Middle Ages

Brigitte Resl (University of Liverpool)

Chaired by Sophie Page

Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
8 January Biblical Memories: seeing the Passion all around in England and Bohemia

Lucie Dole┼żalová  (Charles University, Prague)

Chaired by Eyal Poleg

22 January Echoes of Liminal Space: late medieval 'enclosed gardens' of the Low Countries - material devotion and artistic expression

Barbara Baert (University of Leuven)

Chaired by Miri Rubin

5 February German autumn or Prague Spring? The Empire in fourteenth-century political culture

Len Scales (University of Durham)

Chaired by John Sabapathy

19 February Documents as Art: England, France and Iberia, c.1200-1450

Jessica Berenbeim (Magdalen College, Oxford)

Chaired by David Carpenter

5 March Student misbehaviour in fifteenth-century Oxford, Paris and Heidelberg

Hanah Skoda (St John’s College, Oxford)

Chaired by Alice Taylor

19 March Food culture and cuisine in late medieval Europe

Christopher Woolgar (University of Southampton)

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

Chaired by Alexandra Sapoznik