Wednesday, August 3, 2016

People, Places and Possessions, 1350-1550

by Anna Boeles Rowland
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September 3, 2016
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Archaeology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies
This interdisciplinary one-day symposium will bring together academic researchers and representatives from the heritage sector, to consider the value of objects, places and spaces for understanding the social, cultural, economic and political landscape of the period 1350-1550. The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for speakers and participants to reflect upon and anticipate new avenues for material culture studies. 
You can register by following this link.  You’ll notice that the conference fee is listed as ‘free’ on the Eventbrite page, but the registration fee is in fact £5 per person. We ask that you bring cash on the day to pay this when you collect your conference pack. If you would like to join us for dinner please email by Friday 26th of August. 
This conference is in collaboration with the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and The Oxford Centre for Medieval History.
The conference will take places at the Radcliffe Humanities Building [TORCH] on Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Please note that registration closes on Friday 26th of August, 2016. 

Conference highlights:

Keynote Lecture, Dr Felicity Heal, ‘The Great Household: Material, Spatial and Social Change in England, 1400-1550’. 

Panel: Negotiating Spaces and Status

  • Chair: Professor Peregrine Horden (All Souls College, University of Oxford).
  • Germán Gamero Igea,  Araus Ballesteros and Luis Araus Ballesteros, in collaboration with Olatz Villanueva Zubizarreta and Maria Isabel del Val Valdivieso,  (University of Valladolid) "Historical heritage, digital society and interculturality. Mediaeval Islam in Duero riverbank."
  • Mark Webb, (University of Leicester) "Urban Rich and Poor, Identifying Distinctive Districts in Late Medieval English towns using a Multi Disciplinary Approach."
  • Marta Gravela, (University of Milan and University of Turin) "Property and Civic Identity in Late Medieval Italy: the case of Turin, 1350-1500."
  • Lucinda Dean, (University of Stirling) "Transformations and Recreations: Spaces, Places and Objects in the Performance of Royal Ritual in Scotland, 1371 to 1543 (and Beyond)

Panel: Material Memories

  • Chair: Anna Boeles Rowland (University of Oxford).
  • Marianne Wilson, (Bishop Grosseteste University) "Gendered identities? Pious provision in Lincoln Cathedral close 1450 – 1500"
  • Mikayla Hunter, (University of Oxford) "Forget Me Not: Memory and Gender in Two Recognition Motifs of English Romance."

Panel: Materiality and Gender     

  • Chair: Rachel Delman (University of Oxford), Colin Matthew Room.
  • Audrey Thorstad, (University of Huddersfield) "Spaces of Interaction: The Formation of Elite Male Friendship in Early Tudor England."
  • Angana Moitra, (University of Kent / Freie Universität Berlin) "Matter and Materiality in Sir Orfeo."
  • Eva-Maria Lauenstein, (Birkbeck, University of London) "‘The wyse man and the foole … Deathe cowchith like in grave’: Katherine Willoughby and the continuities and changes of the Visual Language of Spilsby Chapel." 

Panel: The Material Margins: Dislocated and Unfinished Things

  • Chair: Dr. Nicholas Perkins (St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford), Seminar Room.
  • Daniel Sawyer, (University of Oxford) "Describing Missing Manuscripts in Lost Locations."
  • Murray Andrews, (UCL) "Pennies in peculiar places? Interpreting coin hoards from England and Wales, 1351-1544.'
  • Emily N. Savage, (University of St Andrews) "Unfinished Business: How Medieval People Used and Refined their Half Baked Books."

Round Table and Closing Remarks: Future Directions for Medieval Materiality Studies.


Contact Info: 
Anna Boeles Rowland 

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