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School of History

Medieval Encounters - Doctoral Researcher Exchange

16 November 2018

Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: Ramsden Roomm, St Catharine's College, Cambridge

An Inter-disciplinary Exchange of Doctoral Researchers between Cambridge and Queen Mary University of London. Organised by Professors Nora Berend and Miri Rubin on the themes of ‘Religion and Gender’ and ‘Crossing Boundaries’ on 16 November 2018 in the Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.


11-12:30  Session I – Chair: Professor Miri Rubin, QMUL


Jessica Tearney-Pearce (Cambridge) Worship at sea in the medieval Mediterranean: the case of the Madonna of Trapani


Hannah Cole (Queen Mary University of London) The female travelling companions of Felix Fabri


12.30 Lunch


1:45-3:15 Session II, Chair: Professor Nora Berend, Cambridge


Amanda Langley (Queen Mary University of London) Feeding, Healing, and Clothing the Soul: Agnes Blannbekin and the Urban Stations of Christ


Tom Hewitt (Cambridge) ‘Pagan’ Sacrifice as a form of worship in Medieval Prussia


Vedran Sulovsky (Cambridge) Frederick Barbarossa (1152 - 1190) and Beatrix of Burgundy as Patrons of the Cult of Saint Charlemagne





3:45-4:45 Session III, Chair: Professor Nora Berend, Cambridge


Gabriele Passabì (Cambridge) Crossing boundaries of genre: Robert of Torigni's Chronography between Chronica and Historia


Davor Salihović (Cambridge) Omnia obscura erant: Coincidence between Political and Religious Borders at the Balkan ‘Bulwark of Christendom’ in the Fifteenth Century


5-6 Session IV, Chair: Professor Miri Rubin, QMUL


Rodrigo García-Velasco (Cambridge) Non-Christians, wrongdoing and community boundaries in the fueros of twelfth-century Iberia


Ceil Reid (Queen Mary University of London) Convivencia or coexistencia? Urban settlement in fourteenth century Ávila and Belorado according to a census and several charters


Final Comments

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