Medieval Cultures: Conversations and Confrontations

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Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies,
University of Reading

Digital Postgraduate Conference
Friday 30 October 2020

Keynote Lecture

Professor Andrew Jotischky (Royal Holloway)
‘Latins, Greeks and Muslims in Conversation and Confrontation, ca. 1000-1500’

First Panel:

  • Caroline Bourne (University of Reading), ‘The Great Revolt of 1136’
  • Andy Ford (University of Reading)’, ‘”De Dono Regis”: The Close Rolls Gifts of Henry III’
  • Claire Collins (University of Reading), ‘Interactions Between Mother, Medicine and Church: Managing Pregnancy and Childbirth in Late Medieval England’

Second Panel:

  • George Robert Luff (Independent Scholar), ‘Keeping up with the Konstantinopolitans: Byzantine-Islamic Cultural Encounter in Court Ceremony, 800-1000’
  • Mark Hewett (University of Reading), ‘The Politics of Pilgrimage: Louis VII’s Journeys to Santiago de Compostela, Mont-Saint-Michel and Canterbury’
  • Teresa Barucci (University of Cambridge), ‘Bologna, 1299: Popular Religion and Perceptions of Heresy’

Third Panel:

  • Andrew Holland (University of Oxford), ‘Conflict and the Communication of Identity in Early Medieval England’
  • Kathryn Peak (University of Oxford), ‘The Boke of Counfort of Bois: Adapting a Text, Changing the Audience’
  • Athanasios Rinotas (KU Leuven), ‘Albert the Great (1200-1280) and the “Sciant Artifices”’

This year’s conference will be delivered digitally via Zoom. Further information regarding the exact timetable and joining instructions will be distributed to the registered participants closer to the conference.

To register, please send an e-mail to by Friday 23 October.


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