Occupying Space in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland, edited by Dr Gregory Hulsman and Dr Caoimhe Whelan, will be launched as part of the Fields of Conflict conference taking place at Trinity College Dublin from 22 to 25 September. Please click here for more details about the conference.
This collection offers a range of interdisciplinary viewpoints on the occupation of space and theories of place in Britain and Ireland throughout the medieval and early modern periods. It considers space in both its physical and abstract sense, exploring literature, history, art, manuscript studies, religion, geography and archaeology. The buildings and ruins still occupying our… Continue reading Occupying Space in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland published
On Tuesday 7 October, ‘Truthe is the Beste’: A Festschrift in Honour of A.V.C. Schmidt, edited by Nicolas Jacobs and Gerald Morgan, was launched at Balliol College, Oxford. The launch was hosted by the Master of Balliol, Sir Drummond Bone, and Lady Bone in the Master’s Lodgings. Photograph, from left to right: Dr Gerald Morgan;… Continue reading Book launch: ‘Truthe is the Beste’: A Festschrift in Honour of A.V.C. Schmidt
The thirteen essays in this book, presented in honour of Dr A. V. C. (Carl) Schmidt, are designed to reflect the range of his interests. Dr Schmidt, who was a Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford from 1972 until his retirement in 2011, is best known for his comprehensive four-text edition of Piers Plowman, the fruit… Continue reading New publication: «Truthe is the beste»
On Tuesday 24 June, the launch of Helen Waddell Reassessed: New Readings took place at Somerville College, Oxford, where Helen Waddell enrolled in 1919 to study for her doctorate. The evening included a talk on Abelard and Heloise by Professor Michael Clanchy and a presentation on the history of Somerville College. From left to… Continue reading Helen Waddell Reassessed – Oxford launch
On Wednesday 18 June, Helen Waddell Reassessed: New Readings, edited by Jennifer FitzGerald, was launched at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Queen's University Belfast. The launch followed a lecture by Dr FitzGerald, 'Helen Waddell: Ulster Cosmopolitan', and the evening included a poetry reading by Sinead Morrissey. … Continue reading Book launch: Helen Waddell Reassessed
This volume contains ten essays, principally on Chaucer, but also on other English writers of the period such as John Gower, Ranulph Higden and Thomas Hoccleve. The Chaucerian focus includes the dream visions and Troilus and Criseyde as well as the Canterbury Tales. Reading Chaucer is divided into three sections, on Borderlands, Interiors and After-Images.… Continue reading Reading Chaucer