MARS

Medieval and Ancient Seminar Series 2011-12

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. This year’s programme (2017/18), the ninth in the series, covers topics ranging from medieval Japanese poetry to ancient baking techniques.

Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars are held at the Humanities Research Institute, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – with refreshments from 5 pm. All welcome.

Semester 1, 2017/18

4 Oct (week 2) Heather O’Donoghue (Oxford), ‘The Icelandic Family Saga: Fact or Fiction?’
11 Oct (week 3) Sandra Wheeler (University of Central Florida), ‘Birth, Life and Death in the Desert: Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Infants and Children from a Romano-Christian Cemetery, Egypt’, Jessop West, G.03
25 Oct (week 5) 4:30pm Hella Eckardt (Reading), ‘Writing and power: the material culture of Roman literacy’
Co-Sponsored with the Sheffield Classical Association
1 Nov (week 6) Emily Reed (Eng), ‘Swearing in late-medieval Anglo French textbooks’ / Veronica Testolini (Arch), ‘Accentuating the Ordinary: Early Islamic ceramics from Sicily’
15 Nov (week 8) Hugh Willmott (Arch), ‘Recent Research at Little Carlton, a Middle Saxon ecclesiastical site in the Lincolnshire fens’
29 Nov (week 10) Paul Halstead (Arch), ‘Bread and gruel in ancient and modern Greece’
13 Dec (week 12) Eliza Hartrich (History), ‘The Politics of Record-Keeping in Medieval English and Irish Towns’

Semester 2, 2017/18

7 Feb (week 1) James Cook (Music), ‘The Strange Disappearance of English Music in the Late Fifteenth Century’.
21 Feb (week 3) Heather Ellis (Education), ‘The Ancient Origins of Modern Science? Classical Knowledge in Literary and Philosophical Societies, 1780-1840’
7 March (week 5) Judith Mossman (Nottingham),  ‘Plutarch and the Roman Triumph’
Co-Sponsored with the Sheffield Classical Association
21 March (week 7) Rob Heffron (Hist), ‘Ladies on show: the visibility of urban women in late antique sources’ / Mauro Rizzetto (Arch), ‘Animal economies in late Roman and early Anglo-Saxon Britain: changes in husbandry practices between the 4th and 7th centuries AD’
18 April (week 8) Maaike Groot (Arch), ‘The role of animals in rituals in the northwestern Roman provinces’
Co-Sponsored with the Hunter Archaeology Society
2 May (week 10) Thomas McAuley (East Asian Studies), “The peasants tell me this is true!”: The Role of Primary Research in Medieval Japanese Poetics”

Previous MARS programmes

MARS 2016-17

MARS 2016-17

 

MARS 2015-16

MARS 2015-16

 

MARS 2014-15

MARS 2014-15

 

Mars 2013-14

MARS 2013-14

 

MARS 2012-13

MARS 2012-13

 

MARS 2011-12

MARS 2011-12

MARS 2010-11

MARS 2010-11

MARS poster 2009

MARS 2009-10