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2 June: Dr Fozia Bora, Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World: The Value of Chronicles as Archives (London: I B Tauris, 2019)
For information on the publication, you can visit the publisher’s page here.

9 June: Alaric Hall, Útrásarvíkingar! The Literature of the Icelandic Financial Crisis (2008–2014) (Earth, Milky Way: punctum, 2020).
For information on the publication, you can visit the publisher’s page here.

16 June: Eva Frojmovic (ed.), Postcolonising the Medieval Image (London: Routledge, 2017)
For information on the publication, you can visit the publisher’s page here.

23 June: Catherine Karkov, Imagining Anglo-Saxon England: Utopia, Heterotopia, Dystopia (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2020) and (ed.), Slow Scholarship: Medieval Research and the Neoliberal University (Woodbridge: Brewer, 2019)
For information on the publication, you can visit the publisher’s pages here:
Imagining Anglo-Saxon England, Slow Scholarship.

30 June: Rosalind Brown-Grant, Visualizing Justice in Burgundian Prose Romance: Text and Image in Manuscripts of the Wavrin Master (1450s-1460s), Burgundica, 29 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2020)
For information on the publication, you can visit the publisher’s page here.

29 October: Marta Cobb (University of Leeds): ‘A Guide to Survival in Medieval Fairy Tales’ (in the Treasures of the Brotherton Library series).

30 October 2020: Jonathan Hui (University of Hong Kong): ‘Jin Yong and J. R. R. Tolkien: Modern Medievalism East and West’.

17 November: Jamie Doherty (University of Leeds): ‘Count Hugh of Troyes and his Charters’.

19 November: Melanie Brunner (University of Leeds): ‘Friar Tuck’s Brothers: Poverty and Wealth in the Medieval Church’ (in the Treasures of the Brotherton Library series).

24 November: Estelle Ingrand Varenne (Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale, Poitiers): ‘Writing in the Holy Sepulchre: The “Crusader Epigraphy”.

1 December: Rodrigo Laham Cohen (Universidad de Buenos Aires): ‘The Rabbinization of Europe. A Late Ancient or Medieval Phenomenon?’.

8 December: David Petts (Durham): ‘New Light on the Archaeology of Early Medieval Lindisfarne’.


14 January: Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades Seminar. Nicholas Paul presents groundbreaking work on the performance of crusader status, and Louis Pulford discusses his fascinating PhD research

26 January: Maroula Perisanidi (University of Leeds): Animals and Masculinities in the Letters of Ioannes Tzetzes

9th February: Yoichi Isahaya (Hokkaido University): A Cross-Cultural “Astronomical Dialogue” between a Muslim Polymath and Chinese Sage in Thirteenth-Century Eurasia.

18 February: Amy Jefford Franks: ‘Why We Should Care About Queer Vikings’ (Medieval Society LGBT History Month talk).

22 February: Kit Heyam: ‘Beloved Edward II…tortured to a painful death’: Epitomising Medieval Queer History (Medieval Society LGBT History Month talk)

23rd February: Nina Safran (Penn State): Reading Fatwas into History: ‘Let Every Religious Community Have its House of Worship’

9 March: Emma Cayley (University of Leeds): ‘Beyond the Page’: Rethinking Medieval Materiality in the Digital Age

23 March: The IMS is co-hostied the Selig Brodetsky Memorial Lecture 2021. Prof. Asa S. Mittman (California State University-Chico): Far From Jerusalem: The Exclusion of Jews on Christian Maps

27 April 2021: Emilia Jamroziak (University of Leeds): The Time of Medieval Monks/nuns and the Time of Medieval Historians: How was the Concept of Monastic Origin Historically Constructed?

4 May 2021: Miri Rubin (Queen Mary’s University): Sister, Interrupted. Continuity and Change in the Meanings of ecclesia and synagoga

25 May 2021: Felege-Selam Yirga (Tennessee, Knoxville): The Chronicle of John of Nikiu

Conferences and Calls for Papers

International Medieval Congress 2021

The IMC provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Proposals on any topic related to the Middle Ages are welcome, while every year the IMC also chooses a special thematic focus. In 2021 this is ‘Climates’.

Paper proposal deadline: 31 August 2020

Session proposal deadline: 30 September 2020.

For more information, please see the website.