MARS



MARS is a seminar series that brings together the wealth of research conducted on the ancient and medieval worlds within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and beyond.

All talks begin at 4.15pm unless otherwise indicated.

Following on from the successes of 2020-21, we will continue to hold seminars online via BlackBoard Collaborate during Autumn Semester 2021, unless otherwise noted.

Seminar sign-ups are via the Google Forms linked below. You will then be sent a link shortly before the seminar.

Semester 1, 2021-22.

27 October: Julia Hillner (University of Bonn), 'Helena Augusta: an interrupted life'

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17 November: Sharon Kinoshita (University of California, Santa Cruz), 'What's in a name? Boccaccio's Decameron in the Medieval Mediterranean'

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24 November: Verena Krebs (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), 'Of monks and marriage proposals: Ethiopian pilgrims and ambassadors in Latin Europe in the 15th century'

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8 December: PGR Research Session

  • Kelsey Madden (Arch), 'From conquest to consumption: Identifying the sexualisation and trafficking of barbarian women in Roman conquest iconography (1st c BC-2nd c AD)'

  • Nick Groat (Arch), ‘Innovation at the Edge of Empire? The Role of Distillation and Technology in Constructing the 'Hellenistic East'

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Previous Online Seminars

Semester 2, 2020-21.

10 February: Daisy Black (Wolverhampton), 'Death Eating: Food, Consumption and Sin in Medieval Drama', Chair: CS

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10 March: PGR research session

  • Diego Palombi (Hist), 'A fluid border. Genre and gender in the Old French Sept Sages'

  • Katie Libby (Arch), 'Dynamics of Identity: Metalworking in Early Medieval Lindsey'

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24 March: British School at Athens North seminar


21 April: Tom Phillips (Manchester), 'Time and Again: Apollonius' Argonautica ' (Co-sponsored with the Classical Association) Chair:JR

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5 May: Liz Goodwin (York St John), 'Visual Culture and the Crafting of Communities: English Nuns and the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period' Chair: DS

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19 May: Paul Johnson (Arch), 'Conceptual geographies: exploring the articulation of urban spaces in the Provincial landscape of Roman Lusitania' (co-sponsored with the Hunter Society). Chair:JR

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Semester 1, 2020-21.

14 October: Professor John Drinkwater (Arch), 'Sejanus, black-hearted villain or innocent victim of the paranoia of the emperor Tiberius?' (Jointly with the Classical Association to celebrate their Centenary in 2020) Chair: JR

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11 November: Alexandra F. Johnston (University of Toronto), 'York City Entertainers', Chair: CS

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9 December: Rowan Dorin (Stanford Univ.), 'Corpus Synodalium: Mapping Authority and Resistance in Late Medieval Church Law' Chair: DS

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Previous MARS programmes