Medieval History Research Centre
Seminars and Conferences
The Centre hosts the James Lydon Medieval History Research Seminar. The Seminar series is named after the former Lecky Professor of History who initiated the TCD seminar, based on his experiences as a graduate student in London. The seminar meets weekly during term time, usually in the Centre’s Library, at 5.15pm on Thursdays.
Workshops and Conferences
In addition the Centre sponsors several workshops conferences. These include two annual conferences at Trinity, one staged in conjunction with Friends of Medieval Dublin (http://fmd.ie/) and the other on Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland (http://spaceandsettlement.eventbrite.com/). Other recently organised events include the international colloquium on Empires and Bureaucracy (June 2011) (http://www.tcd.ie/history/empires/) and an afternoon symposium to highlight the crisis of archival provision in Ireland. Recent workshops have focused on a diverse array of topics, including the work of John Barbour (September 2010) and The Medieval/Early Modern Divide (September 2010).
Another by-product of the existing tradition of group activity among the medieval history postgraduates has been the regular organisation of sessions around particular research themes at major international conferences of medieval studies such as the annual International Congresses at Leeds and Kalamazoo.
The Centre often mounts extramural courses and events. For further details of any current opportunities please see our Extramural pages.