Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Research news and events roundup 2018

11 Oct 2018

Forthcoming events

20 Oct. 2018: Winchester Early Medieval Power and Faith Symposium

Centre members Dr Ryan Lavelle, Dr Eric Lacey and Dr Katherine Weikert will be among the speakers at the high-profile Winchester Early Medieval Power and Faith Symposium, a one-day event dedicated to exploring the great churches of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Winchester. The symposium, organised by the Hampshire Cultural Trust, will be chaired by Dr Ryan Lavelle; the speakers' panel also includes Professor Barbara Yorke, Professor Emeritus of Early Medieval History. The symposium takes place at the Guildhall in Winchester. Find out more and book your place.

Local medieval history is a particular research strength at the University of Winchester: image of a drawing of the interior of Winchester Cathedral

Interior of Winchester Cathedral

Recent events

13-16 Sept. 2018: Winchester Heritage Open Days

A cornucopia of free talks, guided walks, tours and more, featuring many of our academics and PhD students. From a walking tour through the lens of the Battle of Winchester with Dr Katherine Weikert to a medieval queens workshop for children with Dr Ellie Woodacre and a talk on a forgotten queen by PhD student Gabby Storey, there was something for everyone. Find out more.

The Legacy of Alfred - The Anglo-Saxons and the Birth of England

On 12 Sept., Centre members Dr Katherine Weikert, Professor Emerita Barbara Yorke and Dr Ryan Lavelle joined forces with historian and broadcaster Michael Wood at the Winchester Discovery Centre for The Legacy of Alfred - The Anglo-Saxons and the Birth of England. The event, which focussed on the important role played by Anglo-Saxon women, was a fundraising event for the Winchester Heritage Open Days. 

University of Winchester research and public engagement: our medieval historians in conversation with Michael Wood during Winchester Heritage Open Days 2018

Left to right: Dr Katherine Weikert, Dr Ryan Lavelle, Em. Prof. Barbara Yorke and Prof. Michael Wood. Photo: Mike Hall.

Aug. 2018

29/30 Aug.: Early Tudor Court Culture Conference

A conference celebrating the launch of the digital edition of the Chamber Books of Henry VII and Henry VIII (1485 - 1521).

July 2018

On 12 July 2018, best-selling historical novelist and History PhD student Nicola Tallis joined Dr Ellie Woodacre and other academics for 'Royal lovers and rivals in Renaissance England and France', an evening of engaging discussion about the intense rivalry in love and politics in the Renaissance courts of England and France. This talk formed part of this Year's Kings and Queens conference, titled Ruling Sexualities; find out more.

May 2018

Centre launch

The Centre launch on 10 May 2018 featured Keynotes by two eminent Winchester historians: Emerita Professor Barbara Yorke and Emeritus Professor Michael Hicks. Prof. Yorke spoke about Early Anglo-Saxon kingship from recent archaeological discoveries, including the famous Staffordshire Hoard, while Prof. Hicks, an expert on Richard III, delved into the politics of late medieval England. Find out more about the launch of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Research.


On 17 May 2018, we welcomed Sean McGlynn from the Open University who presented ‘The Year that Saved England: The Battle of Sandwich and conflict in the Weald, 1217’. 

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