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Medieval Seminar Series

The Medieval Seminar is an interdisciplinary research seminar based in departments across the Humanities. All events are open to staff, students and other interested parties.

Seminars begin at 5pm in H2.03 unless otherwise stated.

All staff and students welcome, and light refreshments are provided.


10th Oct Reading Group on Medieval Bestiaries (in Room H450)

Wed 24th Oct (5pm in H2.03) Prof. Wendy Scase (University of Birmingham):'A New Approach to Medieval English Scribal Texts'

20th Nov (in Room H450, 5pm) Prof. Emilia Jamroziak (University of Leeds): 'Late Medieval Monastic Culture: Tradition, Memory, and Materiality'

  [ in collaboration with the 'STVDIO' Seminar, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance ]

Thurs 29th Nov (in Room H450, 5pm) Prof. Miriam Cabré (University of Girona): 'Politics and bad-mouthing in Troubadour Iberia' THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Thu 6th Dec (in Room H450, 2pm) Prof. Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania): 'Aristotle's Rhetoric and the Medieval Preacher'. This seminar will take place at 2pm.

[ in collaboration with the 'STVDIO' Seminar, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance ]


16th Jan Reading Group (in Room H4.50)

18th-26th Feb IAS International Visiting Fellow Prof. Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA)

The University of Warwick is delighted to welcome Professor Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA) as an International Visiting Fellow in 2018-19.

Prof. Stahuljak will be participating in a series of research events taking place between 19th and 26th February 2019. Focusing on the theme of translation in the Middle Ages and beyond, events during Prof. Stahuljak's visit include the a keynote lecture, roundtable, and a series of workshops. The provisional schedule appears below; more information about the final schedule will be posted here shortly. If you would like to register your interest in the programme, please email Jane Sinnett-Smith j dot sinnett-smith at warwick dot ac dot uk dot

This visit is has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Institute of Advanced Study and the School of Modern Langauges and Cultures. The programme is being organised by Dr Emma Campbell (French, SMLC) and Jane Sinnett-Smith (French, SMLC).

Public Events

Keynote lecture: Medieval Fixers

21 February, 17.00-18.30, Oculus OC1.01, University of Warwick

Roundtable: The Past, Present, and Future of Translation Studies

26 February, 16.00-18.00, Ramphal R2.41, University of Warwick

Workshop Series

During her visit, Professor Stahuljak will lead a series of workshops with limited places available. If you would like to attend, please contact Jane Sinnett Smith j dot sinnett-smith at warwick dot ac dot uk to register your interest.

Workshop 1: Language, Translation, and Communication

19 February, 11.00-12.30

Workshop 2: Translation, Authorship, and Identity

20 February, 11.00-12.30

Workshop 3: Translation in Historical Perspective

25 February, 11.00-12.30


1st May Reading Group (in H4.50)

8th May Prof. Nicolette Zeeman (King’s College Cambridge) - 5pm, Humanities 2.03

The Hypocritical Figure in Late Medieval Literature. - Poster



Emma Campbell Emma dot Campbell at warwick dot ac dot uk

Marco Nievergelt M dot Nievergelt at warwick dot ac dot uk

Sarah Wood Sarah dot Wood at warwick dot ac dot uk