On Thursday 27 April 2017 the University of Winchester will host a full day interdisciplinary symposium on medieval studies during Research and Engagement week. This will be the third year that the event has run and showcases broad and varied interests of all lecturers, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students engaged in research on the medieval period.
The event will be held in St Alphege [SAB] 204.
The event is free and open to staff, students and members of the public. We do, however, ask you to register in advance in order to determine numbers for tea and coffee. Those interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 April 2017.
See below for the programme.
Session 1 – 9.30 to 11.00 – Perspectives on Death and Religion
Christina Welch – Comparing and Contrasting Late-Medieval Carved Cadavers in Ireland with those on mainland Britain
Angela Clark – Portable Altars and Domestic Chapels in the Diocese of Bath & Wells 1300-1500
Cindy Wood – ‘Henry V’s chantry chapel and the role of Henry VI’
11.00 to 11.20 – Tea/Coffee
Session 2 – 11.20 to 12.50 – Kingship and Queenship in Late Medieval England
Gordon McKelvie – ‘Maintaining the Tudor Affinity’
Samantha Harper – ‘The Chamber Books of Henry VII and Henry VIII’
Ellie Woodacre – ‘A key political pawn or an ever more distant relation? Evaluating Joan of Navarre’s long-term relationship with her natal family’
Lunch – 12.50 to 14.00
[Lunch not provided though there are various outlets nearby and on campus]
Session 3 – 14.00 to 15.30 – Texts and Memory
Eric Lacey – “Supernatural or just natural? Prophetic Animals in Old English and Old Norse literature”
Toni Griffiths – Remembering and Forgetting England’s Medieval Jews: Winchester as a Case Study
Karl Alvestad – Identity and trade: The cult of St Olaf in the Baltic in the 12th and 13th Century
15.30 to 15.50 – Tea/Coffee
Session 4 – 15.50 to 17.20 – War and Society
Matt Bennett – ‘Military masculinity and cross-cultural chivalry during the crusading era in England, France and Outremer, c.1100 – c.1250‘
Tom Wex – ‘And soo becam theves and manquellers’: Contemporary perceptions of violence and criminality among soldiers, 1449-1471 – a new interpretation.
Ryan Lavelle – “Lairs and Ramparts of Earthly Pride: Some (More) Reflections on Aristocratic and Royal Discontent in Early Medieval England and France”