‘Rethinking Medieval Institutions’ : summer term seminar series

Date: 8 May-26 June 2014
Time: 6:00 –7:30pm (each talk will be followed by a discussion and wine reception)
Venue:  Dreyfus Room (2.02), 28 Russell Square (enter via 26)
Sign up: Free event – no sign up required

The Department of History, Classics and Archeology is hosting a seminar series on medieval institutions in a trans-regional perspective. The seminar series is funded by the EC research project “Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom”: an ‘Initial Training Network’ which combines academic research on medieval power and institutions with training in the wider dissemination of research-based knowledge, through a formal network established between universities and private sector companies (http://www.pimic-itn.eu/ ).


08/05 – What is a Medieval Institution? Examples from Southern France / John Arnold (Birkbeck)

15/05 – Beyond the Sharia: the Development of Legal Institutions under the Mamluks, 1350 – 1517        / Yossef Rapoport (QMUL)

22/05 – Conquerors, Brides and Concubines in Medieval Iberia: Interfaith Sex and Social Power / Simon Barton (Uni. Exeter)

05/06 – Institutions and Archives in the Arabic Eastern Mediterranean / Konrad Hirschler (SOAS) in discussion with Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck)

12/06 – Institutions, History and Social Theory / David D’Avray (UCL)

26/06 –  Researching Medieval Liturgy: Memory and Institutionalisation in an Exeter Manuscript Sarah Hamilton (Uni. Exeter)

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