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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

IMEMS-Blackfriars Public Lecture

Medieval lecture - Reconstructing Medieval Blackfriars

Saturday 2nd May 2020, 11:00am, Blackfriars Restaurant & Banquet Hall, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN , Dr Eric Cambridge

We are delighted to welcome Dr Eric Cambridge to discuss the purpose, uses and archaeological remains of our 13th century former Dominican friary.Blackfriars presents a rare opportunity to study the standing remains of a medieval Dominican friary. Some of the buildings survived because they were converted to other uses after the end of the friary while others were demolished and are known only from excavation.

In this lecture we will attempt to reconstruct the appearance of the buildings in the Middle Ages and explore how the Dominicans might have used and adapted them to meet the evolving needs of their community over nearly three centuries.

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Past Lectures

Sat, 19 October 201911:00am to 11:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars: Eat Medieval: Heritage and Hospitality, Medieval and Modern
Sat, 20 April 201911:00am to 1:00pmIMEMS/Blackfriars 15th Public Lecture: “Did manners maketh the medieval man? Etiquette at the twelfth-century dining table”.
Sat, 20 October 201811:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 14th Public Lecture: The Early English Bread project: the making and meaning of bread in early medieval England
Sat, 21 April 201811:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 13th Public Lecture: Blackfriars and the Newcastle Craft Guilds
Sat, 21 October 201711:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 12th Public Lecture: The Science of Food in the Middle Ages: Taste, Pleasure and the Senses
Sat, 29 April 201711:00amIMEMS/ Blackfriars 11th Public Lecture: 'Common Rights and Natural Resources: the 1217 Charter of the Forest in Historical Perspective'
Sat, 30 April 201611:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 10th Public Lecture: Food of the Arabian Nights: An Introduction to Medieval Arab Cuisine’
Thu, 17 March 20165:30pmIMEMS/Blackfriars 9th Public Lecture: Sauces and New Growth: Medieval Food in Spring’
Sat, 31 October 201511:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 8th Public Lecture 'The Healthy Medieval Diet’
Sat, 25 April 201511:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 7th Public Lecture: A Feast of Trolls: Feeding, Fighting and Fornicating with the Trolls of Nordic Folklore
Sat, 25 October 201411:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 6th Public Lecture: Medieval Food with Peter Brears
Sat, 26 April 201411:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 5th Public Lecture: A Hermit's Cookbook: Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages
Sat, 19 October 201311:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 4th Public Lecture: Horses for Courses: Food and Faith in Early Medieval Times
Sat, 27 April 201311:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 3rd Public Lecture: Cooking and the Peasantry in Late Medieval England
Sat, 27 October 201211:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 2nd Public Lecture: Castles and their Food
Sat, 28 January 201211:00amIMEMS/Blackfriars 1st Public Lecture: Eggs Benedict, Monks and Their Food