London Society for Medieval Studies

London Society for Medieval Studies In the 2020/21 Academic Year, the London Society for Medieval Studies will be holding seminars fortnightly on Tuesdays at 5:30pm on Zoom. Please visit https://www.history.ac.uk/seminars/london-society-medieval-studies to book.

Lectures occur during three terms: Winter Term (October-December), Spring Term (January-March) and Summer Term (May). We aim to invite speakers from all disciplines of Medieval Studies, including History, Literature, Language, Art History and Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, to present recent work in their field and to promote interaction between medievalists in London and those interested in the medieval period.

Operating as usual

On Tuesday, 23 March, we will be welcoming Dr Maeve O'Donnell (Bristol), who will help us Visualise the Old Hispanic Rit...
22/03/2021
Visualising the Old Hispanic Rite in 11th Century Northern Iberia

On Tuesday, 23 March, we will be welcoming Dr Maeve O'Donnell (Bristol), who will help us Visualise the Old Hispanic Rite in 11th-Century Northern Iberia!
https://www.history.ac.uk/events/visualising-old-hispanic-rite-11th-century-northern-iberia

Maeve O’Donnell-Morales is a Research Associate at the University of Bristol. She completed her PhD at The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2018 where she wrote a thesis on thirteenth- and fourteenth-century altar furnishings and liturgical objects from the Iberian kingdom of Castile. Following her P...

Apparently, we're really popular! 😉 As we've received a high number of applications already, we'll be moving our deadlin...
15/02/2021

Apparently, we're really popular! 😉 As we've received a high number of applications already, we'll be moving our deadline to 1 March. Send your applications in before then, if you haven't already! Please feel free to contact us with any questions, as well!

We are recruiting! Are you a postgraduate or early career medievalist, interested in co-convening a lively and international seminar series based (when possible!) at the Institute of Historical Research? Let us know! More info:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k74Xa3ifjqlM6nJPkqYYL3lcE4_NDF3S/view

We are recruiting! Are you a postgraduate or early career medievalist, interested in co-convening a lively and internati...
03/02/2021

We are recruiting! Are you a postgraduate or early career medievalist, interested in co-convening a lively and international seminar series based (when possible!) at the Institute of Historical Research? Let us know! More info:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k74Xa3ifjqlM6nJPkqYYL3lcE4_NDF3S/view

We are recruiting! Are you a postgraduate or early career medievalist, interested in co-convening a lively and international seminar series based (when possible!) at the Institute of Historical Research? Let us know! More info:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k74Xa3ifjqlM6nJPkqYYL3lcE4_NDF3S/view

Our first seminar of 2021 will be with Dr Gabrielle Storey on the exercise of queenly power in the twelfth and thirteent...
06/01/2021
Co-Rulership and Competition: The Exercise of Queenly Power in the 12th and 13th Centuries

Our first seminar of 2021 will be with Dr Gabrielle Storey on the exercise of queenly power in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries 👸👑 🏰

https://www.history.ac.uk/events/co-rulership-and-competition-exercise-queenly-power-12th-and-13th-centuries

The partnerships of the Angevin rulers and their consorts has been examined primarily from the perspective of how the king ruled, and the ways in which they did or did not utilise their partners to effectively wield power across the Angevin domains. Biographies of the kings and consorts tend to focu...

We're really excited to host an informal, virtual Christmas gathering on the 15th of December! Come one, come all! We're...
01/12/2020
LSMS Postgraduate (and beyond) Christmas Social

We're really excited to host an informal, virtual Christmas gathering on the 15th of December! Come one, come all! We're keen to hear your thoughts about what we can do for medievalists in the coming year!
Details and registration:
https://www.history.ac.uk/events/lsms-postgraduate-and-beyond-christmas-social

In 2021, LSMS is hoping to expand our contribution to the medievalist community beyond offering our usual wide-ranging, fortnightly seminars. We would like to invite medievalists in and around London to join us online to discuss – over BYO mulled wine and mince pies – what else you would like to...

Join us next Tuesday (24 November) to hear Dr Lara Frentrop from the University of Heidelberg talk about Heroes, Hunters...
16/11/2020
Heroes, Hunters, and Hunchbacks: Tableware and Its Meaning in Medieval Byzantium

Join us next Tuesday (24 November) to hear Dr Lara Frentrop from the University of Heidelberg talk about Heroes, Hunters, and Hunchbacks... through the prism of Byzantine tableware! 🍷🍽🥣

Register online: https://www.history.ac.uk/events/heroes-hunters-and-hunchbacks-tableware-and-its-meaning-medieval-byzantium

Lara’s research and teaching explore the visual and material culture of the Byzantine Empire in the medieval period. She is currently a research fellow at Heidelberg University. Lara has published articles in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies and Word & Image and is working on her first monograph...

Join us tomorrow to hear Dr Ben Allport's talk 'A Tale of Two Norways: Viking Age Norse and West-Saxon Perceptions of Sc...
09/11/2020
A Tale of Two Norways: Viking Age Norse and West-Saxon Perceptions of Scandinavia in The Voyages of Ohthere

Join us tomorrow to hear Dr Ben Allport's talk 'A Tale of Two Norways: Viking Age Norse and West-Saxon Perceptions of Scandinavia in The Voyages of Ohthere'

Register here: https://www.history.ac.uk/events/a-tale-two-norways-viking-age-norse-and-west-saxon-perceptions-scandinavia-voyages-ohthere?fbclid=IwAR0N2maRsHQhiAQYAvan6Btc4tOm1I4OFnI2RakQY6ZlbQRiKu4q13m-E9c

Ben Allport is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies at the University of Bergen. Having previously worked on regional communities in Viking Age Norway in the tenth and eleventh centuries his current project focuses on producing a social network an...

From medieval Poland we're moving north next week - to Viking Age Scandinavia with Ben Allport! 🏔🛶🧭⚔️Register online at:...
04/11/2020
A Tale of Two Norways: Viking Age Norse and West-Saxon Perceptions of Scandinavia in The Voyages of Ohthere

From medieval Poland we're moving north next week - to Viking Age Scandinavia with Ben Allport! 🏔🛶🧭⚔️

Register online at:
https://www.history.ac.uk/events/a-tale-two-norways-viking-age-norse-and-west-saxon-perceptions-scandinavia-voyages-ohthere

Ben Allport is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies at the University of Bergen. Having previously worked on regional communities in Viking Age Norway in the tenth and eleventh centuries his current project focuses on producing a social network an...

Join us tomorrow!https://www.history.ac.uk/events/mysterious-disappearance-polish-bishops-medieval-battle-fields?fbclid=...
02/11/2020
The Mysterious Disappearance of Polish Bishops from the Medieval Battle Fields

Join us tomorrow!

https://www.history.ac.uk/events/mysterious-disappearance-polish-bishops-medieval-battle-fields?fbclid=IwAR24FY_hSdlc3SbP81jUNdjOCmEKqORTvWLNzvb58W9bF1w0_ibkaYPYBXs

Jacek Maciejewski is Professor of Medieval History at the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland. His research interests are the formation and functioning of the episcopate, as well as the participation of clerics in acts of violence. His paper will look at the perceptible disappearance of...

Join us this coming Tuesday to hear Jacek Maciejewski's talk on violent (?) clerics in medieval Poland! ⚔️🙅‍♂️✝️❓Please ...
28/10/2020
The Mysterious Disappearance of Polish Bishops from the Medieval Battle Fields

Join us this coming Tuesday to hear Jacek Maciejewski's talk on violent (?) clerics in medieval Poland! ⚔️🙅‍♂️✝️❓

Please remember to register online before the talk!

https://www.history.ac.uk/events/mysterious-disappearance-polish-bishops-medieval-battle-fields

Jacek Maciejewski is Professor of Medieval History at the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland. His research interests are the formation and functioning of the episcopate, as well as the participation of clerics in acts of violence. His paper will look at the perceptible disappearance of...

Our first seminar is TOMORROW! Book here: https://www.history.ac.uk/events/moria-dei-bianchi-bianchi-1399-and-plague-139...
12/10/2020
The Moria dei Bianchi? The Bianchi of 1399 and the Plague of 1399-1400

Our first seminar is TOMORROW! Book here: https://www.history.ac.uk/events/moria-dei-bianchi-bianchi-1399-and-plague-1399-1400

Alex Lee’s research focuses on the intersection between popular religion and epidemic disease in late medieval Europe. She currently teaches at UCL and NYU London. Her paper will consider the plague at the end of the fourteenth century in the context of the Bianchi processions, a popular religious...

Our first seminar is in two weeks! Join us on Zoom to learn all about the Bianchi of 1399 with Dr Alexandra R.A. Lee (UC...
29/09/2020
The Moria dei Bianchi? The Bianchi of 1399 and the Plague of 1399-1400

Our first seminar is in two weeks! Join us on Zoom to learn all about the Bianchi of 1399 with Dr Alexandra R.A. Lee (UCL, NYU London). Remember to book online, using the link provided.

https://www.history.ac.uk/events/moria-dei-bianchi-bianchi-1399-and-plague-1399-1400

Alex Lee’s research focuses on the intersection between popular religion and epidemic disease in late medieval Europe. She currently teaches at UCL and NYU London. Her paper will consider the plague at the end of the fourteenth century in the context of the Bianchi processions, a popular religious...

25/08/2020

Our committee has been very busy over the summer in planning the seminars for the upcoming academic year! We're all looking forward to resuming all things medieval come autumn!

As can be expected, most of our seminars will be virtual for the forseable future. This is an exciting opportunity for us, since it means more people will be able to attend, and that we have the opportunity to invite speakers from all over the world!

Once we have more details, we will make sure to post them to this website. Booking for seminars will be essential, since this is how you will receive your access links.

To give you a taste of what's to come, here are some of our confirmed speakers:

Dr Alexandra Lee on Bianchi devotions and responses to the Plague 🏳️ 😷
Prof Jacek Maciejewski on violent clergy 🤼 ⛪️
Dr Lara Frentrop on Byzantine dining objects 🍴 🥣
Dr Ben Allport on community and identity in the Norse world 🤗🇩🇰🇫🇮 🇫🇴 🇮🇸 🇳🇴 🇸🇪 🤗

Watch this space!

17/03/2020

It is with regret that the Committee has decided that the next LSMS seminar (24th May) has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak. We hope that we will be able reschedule the speaker, Dr Maeve O' Donnell (Bristol), for a later date.

It has also been agreed that all LSMS events, including the AGM, will be postponed for the foreseeable future. Until we can gain a stronger hold over the extent to which such gatherings are considered safe, and not an unnecessary potential contribution to the spread of the virus, it does not seem sensible to continue. We will, however, ensure that, once we're back, we'll have a great line up of speakers to make up for the down time.

With all best wishes and hopes for your safety and health,

The LSMS Committee

18/02/2020

We regret to announce that, in response to the forthcoming UCU strike action, the next LSMS seminar, due to be held on Tuesday March 10th, has been cancelled. We very much hope to invite the speaker, Dr Ali Bonner, to speak at a later date and should the situation change, we will let you know as soon as possible.

06/02/2020

We are delighted to announce the next LSMS seminar, this coming Tuesday (11th Feb), at 7pm in the usual room (Wolfson I). The paper will be:

Samuel Holmes (UEA) - Unbinding Archbishop Wulfstan's Commonplace Book

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

21/01/2020

The London Society for Medieval Studies Committee is delighted to announce the second paper of this semester's London Society for Medieval Studies seminar, in the usual place (Wolfson II, IHR) and time (7pm) on Tuesday 28th January.

Sihong Lin (University College Dublin) - Remembering the Post-Roman West in Early Byzantium

We look forward to seeing you all there.

08/01/2020

The London Society of Medieval Studies is delighted to announce the programme for this coming semester, with our first meeting this coming Tuesday (14th January) with Helen Birkett from Exeter. All seminars are, as usual, at the IHR in Wolfson II at 7pm.

14/01/2020
Helen Birkett (Exeter) - News and History c.1200

28/01/2020
Sihong Lin (University College Dublin) - Remembering the Post-Roman West in Early Byzantium

11/02/2020
Samuel Holmes (UEA) - Unbinding Archbishop Wulfstan's Commonplace Book

10/03/2020
Ali Bonner (Cambridge), Title TBA

24/03/2020
Maeve O'Donnell (Bristol) - Visualising the Old Hispanic Rite in 11th Century Northern Iberia

We look forward to seeing you all at the seminars.

28/11/2019

The LSMS Committee are delighted to circulate a reminder of the next LSMS seminar, which will be this coming Tuesday (3rd December) at 7pm at the IHR in Wolfson I. The speaker will be Dr Ben Guy (Cambridge) and the paper will be entitled 'The Origins and Growth of the Insular Tradition of Genealogy in the Early Middle Ages'.

All are welcome and, because this is the last paper before Christmas, there will be wine and mince pies to celebrate. We look forward to seeing you all there.

14/11/2019

The LSMS committee are delighted to circulate a reminder of the next LSMS seminar, which will be this coming Tuesday (19th November) at 7pm at the IHR in Wolfson I. The speaker will be Prof Andrew Jotischky (Royal Holloway, University of London), and the paper is entitled ' Monks and Muslims: Reform Monasticism and Islam in 10th-11th Century Italy'.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing everyone there.

30/10/2019

We are delighted to announce the next LSMS IHR session (5th Nov, 7pm, IHR Wolfson 1): Dr Alixe Bovey (Courtauld) will speak on 'Loquacious Monsters: Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Giants Learn to Speak'. All welcome, so please do come along.

09/10/2019

Hello everyone

The London Society for Medieval Studies is delighted to announce the Autumn 2019 programme of papers. All papers - unless prior notice is given - will be held in the usual place (IHR Wolfson 1 Room) and at the usual time (7:00pm).

22/10/2019

Speaker: Maria Romera (UCL)

Paper: Popular Control in Late Medieval Cities: From the Kingdom of Castile to an Italian Commune

05/11/2019

Speaker: Alixe Bovey (Courtauld)

Paper: Loquacious Monsters: Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Giants Learn to Speak

19/11/2019

Speaker: Andrew Jotischky (RHUL)

Paper: Monks and Muslims: Reform Monasticism and Islam in 10th-11th Century Italy

03/12/2019

Speaker: Ben Guy (Cambridge)

Paper: The Origins and Growth of the Insular Tradition of Genealogy in the Early Middle Ages

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

27/06/2019

The London Society for Medieval Studies (LSMS) is currently seeking new members to join its steering committee for the 2019-20 academic year. Founded in 1970/1, the LSMS is one of the longest running seminar series at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Organised by postgraduates and early career academics, our fortnightly Tuesday seminars seek to foster knowledge of, and dialogue about, the Middle Ages among both scholars and the wider public in London.



We welcome expressions of interest from postgraduates and early career academics (including MA and PhD students) specialising in any area of medieval studies (c.500–c.1500 CE), including (but not limited to) the art, literature, archaeology, economy, and history of the Middle Ages.



This is a fantastic opportunity for those in the early stages of their academic careers to join an established forum for the dissemination and discussion of new research, and to gain experience of organising academic events, working collaboratively as part of a committee, chairing sessions, and networking with senior academics. Committee members are normally expected to serve for at least one academic year.



If you are interested in joining the LSMS, please send a short biography (of around 150 words), including details of your previous and current education/position and academic interests, to [email protected]. If you would like any further information, please contact us on the same email address. The LSMS only has a limited number of committee spaces available, so we encourage interested parties to get in touch as soon as possible.

07/05/2019

This is just a reminder that the LSMS will meet next week for the second of the summer term's papers, and we are delighted to note that it will be:

John Gillingham (LSE), 'The "Peace of God", Canon Law and the Emergence of Non-Combatant Immunity for Women'

Tuesday 14th May, IHR Wolfson NB01 7pm.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you all there.

24/04/2019

The LSMS is pleased to announce its next seminar:

Amy Livingstone (Cambridge/Ball State University), 'Countess Ermengarde of Brittany and Her Ancestors'

Tuesday 30th April, Institute of Historical Research Wolfson NB01 7pm

As ever, all are welcome!

11/03/2019

For our next seminar we are excited to be welcoming:

Professor Helen Fulton, speaking on ‘Textiles and the Urban Economy in Medieval Welsh Literature’.

7pm, Tuesday 19th March, Wolfson Room NB01, Institute of Historical Research, London WC1E. Open to all!

For our next seminar we are delighted to be welcoming Professor Lindy Grant, speaking on:‘The Artistic and Cultural Patr...
01/03/2019

For our next seminar we are delighted to be welcoming Professor Lindy Grant, speaking on:

‘The Artistic and Cultural Patronage of a Woman of Power: Blanche of Castile.’

7pm, Tuesday 5th March, at a different location to usual: Room G51a, SOAS, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Sq, WC1H 0XG.

Open to all!

Address

Wolfson Room, IHR Basement, Room NB01, Senate House, Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HU

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when London Society for Medieval Studies posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to London Society for Medieval Studies:

Category

Nearby museums


Comments

Hi there! Would you be so kind to like and share our teaching page please? We have some fantastic resources and planning available on our TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TheEducatorsCorner