University of Winchester - Medieval Studies Day

Thursday 27 April
Room 204, St Alphege Building, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

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"

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 by 20 April 2017.

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