History seminars at the IHR

Medieval and Tudor London

Sponsored in memory of Dr Elspeth Veale

Convenors: Professor Caroline M.Barron (RHUL), Professor Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck), Dr Julia Merritt (University of Nottingham).

For enquiries relating to this seminar, or you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Vanessa Harding: V.Harding@bbk.ac.uk

The Medieval and Tudor London Seminar runs in the summer term only (April-June). We welcome enquiries and offers of papers at any time

Time: Thursday, 5.15pm (except 23 April: 17:30)

Venue: Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
28 April Working together apart. Maynard Buckwith, William Whittell and the network of London-based wardrobe suppliers to Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester

Tracey Wedge


5 May Medieval London almshouses

Sarah Lennard-Brown (Birkbeck)

Meeting the monks: visitors to the London Charterhouse 1405-1537
David Harrrap (QMUL)


12 May Henry Yevele and the building of the London Bridge Chapel

Christopher Wilson (UCL)


19 May Gogmagog and Corineus: from the West Country to the New Troy

Trojans and giants on the sea-coast of Totnes
John Clark (Museum of London)

Gogmagog come(s) to London
Alixe Bovey (Courtauld Institute of Art)


26 May The pre-Fire church of St Botolph Billingsgate

Stephen Freeth


2 June Westminster's wanton wives: whores and their communal ties in early modern England

Olivia Benowitz (Berkeley)

The lesser-known resident aliens of fifteenth century London and its hinterland
Jessica Lutkin (York)


9 June Building Henry VII's Savoy Hospital, 1505-1520

Charlotte A Stanford (Brigham Young University)


16 June Murder in St. Paul's Churchyard: Crime, Sanctuary, and Politics in 1539

Shannon McSheffrey (Concordia University)


23 June Gadding and girding in the early modern Blackfriars

Christopher Highley (Ohio State University)


30 June Medieval London viewed from the waterfront

Maryanne Kowaleski (Fordham University)

This will be followed by the annual party for members of the seminar. Details TBC

Venue: Room SH243, 2nd floor, South block, Senate House