Image of fragment of Lincoln Cathedral lectionary
A Picture of a Fragment of Easter Readings from St John’s Gospel, a 9th century Lectionary, Lincoln Cathedral Dean & Chapter Archive, A/2/20/1

The Medieval Studies Research Group hosts regular seminars and other events, including conferences of national and international significance.

For examples of past seminars follow this link. For our current seminars, see below.

For examples of past conferences follow this link.



Medieval Studies Research Seminars for 2020-2021

We are online, so please email Dr Renee Ward ( for details on how to register.

For a colourful summary (using SWAY) of the research seminars in semester A, please follow this link.


Tuesday 24th November 2020, 5.00-6.00pm

Mr John Sandy-Hindmarch (Lincoln)

‘Enacting the Memory of a Distant Past: Exploring Reenactors’ Perceptions of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings’.

(co-sponsored by the LSFM and LSEJ Research Groups)


Monday 11th January 2021, 5.30-6.30pm

Dr Marianne Wilson (York, TNA)

‘Peacock Feathers and Pater Nosters: The Post-Mortem Commemorative Identity of Sir Thomas Burgh (c. 1430-1496)’.

(co-sponsored by the Lincoln Record Society)


Monday 8th February 2021, 5.00pm-6.00pm

Professor Julia Bray (St John’s College, Oxford)

‘Medieval Arabic Emotions: Where We Are’.


Tuesday 13th April 2021, 1.00pm-2.00PM

Paul Murphy (Lincoln)

Roman Law and its Vernacularisation in Thirteenth Century Castile: From Dominium and Iuristicio to Señorío in The Legal Works of Alfonso X of Castilla y León (r.1254-1284)’.


Wednesday 21 April 2021, 6.00-7.00pm – Joint ANNUAL LECTURE with the Lincoln Record Society

Dr Alison McHardy (formerly Nottingham)

‘The Voice of the People? Petitions from Lincolnshire’.


Tuesday 18th May 2021, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Dr Jamie Wood (Lincoln)

‘Beyond the Pillars of Hercules: Byzantium and the Far West of Hispania in the Mid-Sixth Century’.