IMEMS seminar series for 2017-18 will focus on religious diversity, with prestigious invited speakers across a wide range of disciplines. This very comprehensive theme will bring together scholars from across the medieval and early modern disciplinary range, whether using historical records, literature, art, architecture or artefacts. Topics considered will include interactions between Jewish, Islamic and Christian groups, the Crusader States and other religious contact zones, the Reformation, Catholic-Protestant relationships, and the development of heresies, monastic movements and sects. Each talk will be followed by a reception, offering a chance to get to know colleagues in the field of medieval and early modern studies.
Tuesday 24 April 2018
- Death of a Patriarch: the murder of John VII of Jerusalem (†966) and Christian life in Early Islamic Palestine. 4:00pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre, Dr Daniel Reynolds, University of Birmingham., Contact email@example.com
Tuesday 8 May 2018
- Other Encounters: Racial and Religious Cross(dress)ings in Late Medieval French Literature 5:30pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre, Dr Victoria Turner, University of St Andrews, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org