The University of Edinburgh Humanities and Social Science

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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Events and Activities

We run a regular programme of events and activities for all those interested in research in medieval and renaissance studies, from our regular Edinburgh Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, to international conferences and informal discussion groups. These are supplemented by the many events run by subject areas and schools at the university which often stage events of interest to medieval and renaissance scholars.

Regular Seminars and Discussion groups



Tuesdays 5.15pm

Meadows Lecture Theatre
Doorway 4, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place)

unless noted otherwise

All welcome


drawing of man reading

                     Semester 1 2014/2015

16th September 2014


R I Moore (Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne


The "Cathars" in Perspective

23rd September 2014

Dr Julian Goodare, University of Edinburgh

Witchcraft and prophecy in Scotland

30th September 2014

Martin Goldberg, National Museum of Scotland

Celtic Arts in Early Medieval Scotland

7th October 2014

Elsje van Kessel, University of St Andrews

Passion for pictures: on the social lives of paintings in 16th-century Venice

14th October 2014

Mike Carr, University of Edinburgh

Popes, Mercahnts and Infidels: Trade and Crusade in the Fourteenth Century Mediterranean

21st October 2014

Richard Oram, University of Stirling

The Worst Disaster Suffered by the People of Scotland in Recorded History?

28th October 2014

Jointly with IMES

Anthony Lappin, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Coming to grips with the Qur'an in medieval Europe

4th November 2014

Lecture Theatre 175, Old College

Rory Cox, University of St Andrews

Angels and Just Wars in the Middle Ages

11th November 2014

Emanuele Intagliata, University of Edinburgh, Hanna Shepherd, University of Edinburgh, Lauren Chochinov , University of Edinburgh

PG Workshop : titles to be circulated later

18th November 2014

Jochen Schenk, University of Glasgow

An Embarrassment of Riches? - Or what to do with the Cartulaire manuscript d'Albon as a source for Templar history

25th November 2014


Norman Housley, University of Leicester

Crusade and Reform, 1414-1449: allies or rivals?

2nd December 2014 Judith George, Open University

'Venantius Fortunatus; the endgame'

9th December 2014

Rhiannon Purdie, University of St Andrews


PDF version of programme

Previous Events

Information on previous events held by the centre can be be viewed on the News and Events Archive.

For more information about renaissance and early modern events around Scotland, everyone is welcome to join the Renaissance and Early Modern Studies in Scotland emailing list at


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