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Hildegard of Bingen: Medieval Herbalist (3-week series)

You are invited to join us for this three-part series exploring some of the herbal remedies recorded by Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century German Benedictine Herbalist and Natural Healer. We will be using excerpts from her great works, Physica and Causes and Cures.

Hildegard of Bingen: Medieval Herbalist (3-week series)

You are invited to join us for this three-part series exploring some of the herbal remedies recorded by Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century German Benedictine Herbalist and Natural Healer. We will be using excerpts from her great works, Physica and Causes and Cures.

Hildegard of Bingen: Medieval Herbalist (3-week series)

You are invited to join us for this three-part series exploring some of the herbal remedies recorded by Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century German Benedictine Herbalist and Natural Healer. We will be using excerpts from her great works, Physica and Causes and Cures.

Viking Lincolnshire – How the fearsome Vikings shaped Lincs ONLINE TALK

Join us for an online talk to discover all about how the fearsome Vikings shaped Lincolnshire at 7pm on Wednesday 13th July.

The Guest of the Body: Visualizing Souls in Medieval Europe, 1100-1200

This talk looks at a series of medieval images, particularly funerary monuments, that reflect on the departure of the soul and emphasize its fraught relationship to the body that is left behind, and to which it shall return.

Men of Terror: Viking Combat

About one thousand years ago, a man named Fraði died in Sweden. His kinsmen raised a granite runestone to his memory in Denmark. The inscription tells us that Fraði was the“first among all Vikings” and that he was a “terror of men.” What did Fraði do that caused him to be memorialized with this stone? What was this society that immortalized men like Fraði in a stone that has stood for one thousand years, people who were men of terror?

Imagining Jerusalem in Late Medieval Nuremberg: Adam Kraft & Albrecht Durer – Lecture

Recent research shows that imagining Jerusalem played a crucial part in many late medieval devotional practices – virtual pilgrimages to Jerusalem, reconstructions of its topography and sacred places in European cities, visualizations of one’s own city as Jerusalem.

Early Medieval Celtic Saints Webinar

Join us for a look at some of the holy people of the Celtic lands in the early medieval period. Ranging from famous Irish saints Patrick and Brigid through some better-known Scottish and Welsh saints to saints known for their work in Cornwall and Brittany, we will consider the life stories, achievements and cult followings of the individuals. We will also look at artefacts associated with them.

Jews and Jewishness in English Renaissance Literature and Culture

Weekly via Zoom, 16 Mar – 18 May 2022. This course, will tackle complex themes by reading and discussing canonical and lesser-known English Renaissance texts that feature Jewish characters and Jewish questions. Topics that range from medieval literary precedents to Elizabethan theater conventions will be examined, reading excerpts from Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta, William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and much more. This class is open to anyone interested in the topic.

SOURCES & PROBLEMS IN RENAISSANCE MEDICINE. Rewriting the History of European Medicine

This lecture explains the rationale behind the new survey of history in the period, which relies on a wide range of primary and unfamiliar texts drawn from across Europe from Moldavia to Portugal. It considers the consequences for medicine of the opening up of Europe to the wider world, as well as the results of the ever-hardening religious divide, including the fate of Arabic medicine in Iberia.

Astronomy in the Great Mosque of Damascus: Towards a Social History of Mamluk Astronomy

Join us at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University, 7 Owengate, Durham, DH1 3HB, on March 15 at 5:00 p.m. to hear Yusuf Tayara of the Oxford University History Department present his research on ‘Astronomy in the Great Mosque of Damascus: Towards a Social History of Mamluk Astronomy’.

The Battle of Nechtansmere Webinar – Ecgfrith of Northumbria vs. the Picts

In this webinar, we will look at records of the battle, the arguments for its location, and the historical background that makes it such a significant event in early medieval insular history.

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