University of Oxford

History Faculty

Medieval History Seminar

Trinity Term 2014

Convenors: Mark Whittow and Paul Brand


A weekly seminar will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m.

in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.


WEEK 1 (28 April)

Annual Medieval Studies lecture – organised by the MSt in Medieval Studies [NOTE: This lecture takes place in the Auditorium, Corpus Christi College)        

William Miller (University of Michigan)

“Breaking Bread”


WEEK 2 (5 May)

Nicholas Vincent (UEA)

“Thomas Becket and the Victorians”


WEEK 3 (12 May)

Anne Duggan (King’s College, London)

 “‘Our rescripts have not usually made law (legem facere) on such matters' (Alexander III, 1169): a new look at the development of the canon law of marriage in the twelfth century”


WEEK 4 (19 May)

Alison Bonner (Jesus)

“The medieval manuscript transmission of Pelagius’ Letter to Demetrias, and its implications”


WEEK 5 (26 May)

Mark Whittow (Corpus Christi)

“The Two Falls of the Roman Empire: nomads, migrations and the ends of the Ancient World”


WEEK 6 (2 June)          

David Crouch (University of Hull)

“Lay literacy in England : Beyond Bureaucracy”


WEEK 7 (9 June)            

Ian Forrest (Oriel)

“Promises in late medieval England”


WEEK 8 (16 June)        

Nora Berend (St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge)

“Violence and identity in medieval and early modern Hungary” 

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