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The James Lydon Research Seminar in Medieval History

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.

Unless otherwise indicated, the seminars are held at 5.15 pm in the Trinity Medieval History Research Centre, 7-9 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2.

All are welcome.

26th January

The sinews of empire? Municipal citizenship and civic culture in the late medieval ‘English empire’, 1350–1500
  - Eliza Hartrich, University of Sheffield

2nd February

Signs and seasons in the later Middle Ages
  - Carl Watkins, University of Cambridge

9th February

The early development of the medieval Irish march
  - Stephen Hewer, Trinity College Dublin

16th February

Aristocratic power in the charters of French and Scottish kings, 1124–1223: seeing like a state in the late twelfth century
  - Alice Taylor, Kings College London

23rd February

Forerunners of the Reformation? Urban reform in late medieval Prague
  - Phil Haberkern, Boston University

2nd March

Reading week: no seminar

9th March

‘Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system!’: churchmen, knights and violence in the Loire valley, c.850–c.1150   
  - Niall Ó Súilleabháin, Trinity College Dublin

16th March

The Féni and the formation of early Irish society, c.450–c.850
  - Brendan Meighan, Trinity College Dublin

23rd March

Trinity–Edinburgh Postgraduate and Early Career Exchange
‘Space for solitude and space for action: gendered behaviour in saints’ vitae from the thirteenth-century Low Countries’
  - Hannah Shepherd
‘Cages, convents, and castles: the significance of imprisoning women in late medieval Scotland’
  - Rachel Davis

30th March

Having second thoughts about Ireland in Renaissance Italy
  - Eric Haywood, University College Dublin

6th April

The expansion of the Crown of Aragon and the development of its composite bureaucracy, c.1282–1458
  - Alessandro Silvestri, Trinity College Dublin

Last updated 3 February 2017 (Email).