About the seminar
Our seminar is now 15 years old and is as buoyant as ever. It schedules research-based papers and occasional themed panels for discussion of the later centuries of the medieval period spanning continental Europe and the British Isles. Our programme reflects the broad array of approaches and sources used by innovative scholars who come to us from UK universities and abroad. The seminar is convened by historians from the University of London's and other London research institutes, and attracts academics at all stages of their careers, visitors on sabbaticals, scholars from libraries and archives, and interested members of the public. We treasure our doctoral students, who have the opportunity to present their advanced research at dedicated sessions. On occasion we combine with other seminars in planning joint sessions, reflecting our convergent interest. The presentations are followed by lively discussion, drinks in the IHR Common Room, and an informal and convivial supper.
Image: Master of the Dresden Prayer Book (Flemish, active about 1480 - 1515) The Temperate and the Intemperate, about 1475–1480, Tempera colors and ink on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 43, recto.