School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Medieval Hispanic Research Seminars

Welcome to the Medieval Hispanic Research Seminar (MHRS) based in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Queen Mary, University of London. 

MHRS was founded in 1967 by Professor Alan Deyermond to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of work by graduate students at Westfield College. Since then, it has expanded its remit to include advanced research from scholars at all stages in their careers working on the art, culture, history, languages, and literatures of the Iberian world in the Middle Ages.

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Programme for 2018–2019:

All meetings take place on a Friday at 3.30 unless otherwise indicated and are preceded by tea in The Gallery, ArtsOne at 3.00.

Semester 1:

19 October 2018, ArtsOne 1.25

Barry Taylor, The British Library

Translation and imitation in medieval Spanish literature


30 November 2018, ArtsOne 1.25

Louise Haywood, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

The End of Desire?: Men, Women, Death and Power in the Cancionero de Palacio


Semester 2:

Wednesday 13 February 2019, 4–5.30, Scape 0.13

Organized jointly with the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Marta Marfany, Universitat Pompeu Fabra & QMUL

Translation workshop: Medieval verse translations – Lessons for 21st-century translators?

This workshop carries 3 points within the QMUL PhD Skills Points System: 1 point in A for research knowledge, 1 in B for professional development, and 1 in C for giving researchers the tools to manage their own research project. They can be claimed through the usual online system.