Programme: Medieval Midlands PG Conference 2016

Power and Society in the Medieval World

Medieval Midlands Postgraduate Conference

University of Nottingham, 13/04/2016

Provisional Programme 

9:30 Registration

9:50 Welcome and Opening Remarks 

10:00 Session 1: Power and Practice in Monastic Reform

  • Ian Styler (University of Birmingham) ‘The Power of the Three: How Aethelwold, Aelfric and Aethelthryth influenced the Benedictine Reforms of the late Tenth Century’
  • Georgie Fitzgibbon (University of Birmingham) ‘The Power of Ideas: Bernard of Clairvaux and Cistercian Devotional Practice’ 

11:00 Tea break 

11:30 Session 2: Disease in Medieval Society

  • Hannah Ingram (University of Nottingham) ‘Epidemiologial Empowerment: Women and disease management in late Medieval England’
  • Molly Beaverstock (University of Nottingham) ‘Power and the Leper in the Kingdom of Jerusalem (1174-1185): Why was there no opposition to Baldwin IV as king, depsite his leprosy?’

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Session 3: Art and Material Culture

  • Anja Rohde (University of Nottingham) ‘The Norman Conquest and the Moneyers of the English Coinage’
  • Susana Sendra Ramos (University of Nottingham, visiting from Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid) ‘The Value of the Icon in Castile in the Second Half of the Thirteenth Century: The case of the miniatures of the Cantigas de Santa Maria’

14:30 Tea break

15:00 Session 4: The Interplay between Religious and Temporal Power

  • Mark Robinson (Nottingham Trent University) ‘The Council of Avignon 1209: Pacification, Reform and the Albigensian Crusade’
  • Thomas Sayers (University of Nottingham) ‘The Patriarchy of Antioch and Byzantine: Crusader relations c.1170’

16:00 Keynote Address: Dr Conor Kostick ‘Medieval Postgraduate Research: directions and challenges’

17:00 Closing remarks


Register here. Registration closes on Wednesday 30th March.

Attendance at the conference is free, and includes lunch and refreshments, thanks to the generous support of the AHRC’s Midlands-3-Cities doctoral consortium.

Feature image: ‘Hurezi Monastery


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