Note: directions and campus map are available here.

Term 1 (2016-17)

All the seminars will take place in MC0024 from 4.30pm to 6pm.


12 October: Dr Ed Roberts (University of Liverpool) ‘An ‘age of iron and lead’? Reassessing intellectual culture in the tenth-century West’

26 October: Dr Martin Elbel (Universoty of Olomouc, Czech Republic) ‘Mendicancy Revived: Franciscan Practice in Early Modern Bohemia’

9 November: Guy De la Bédoyère ‘The Real Lives of Roman Britain: a study in imperialism, invasion and indigenous culture’

16 November: Dr Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (UCL) ‘Women in the miners’ strike: experiences and narratives’

7 December: Dr Hollie Morgan (University of Lincoln) ‘‘In Bed with Jesus’: Encountering God in the Late-Medieval English Chamber’.


Seminars in 2015-16 (term 2)

10th Feb 2016 – ‘Errico Malatesta and the First World War: From Red Week to the Russian Revolutions’, Professor Carl Levy (Goldsmith, University of London). Please, note that only for this week the seminar will be at 5-6.30pm, MB3201

2nd March 2016 –  ‘“The Penguins are Coming”: Brand Mascots and Utopia in an Age of Mass Production’, Dr Richard Hornsey (University of Nottingham), 4.30-6pm, MB3203

16th March 2016 – ‘Flower Power: What Overlooked Floral Symbolism Reveals About The Late Medieval English Monarchy, c.1450-1550’, Jonathan Foyle, Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln, 4.30-6pm, MB1009

6th April 2016 – ‘Women, Crime and Confinement in Late Antiquity’, Dr Julia Hillner (University of Sheffield), 4.30-6pm, MB3201

20th April 2016 – ‘’Diet, ‘dis-ease’ and discord: daily life in late medieval miracle collections’,  Dr Iona McCleery (University of Leeds), 4.30-6 MB3203

Special event:

28 April 2016, Anna Agnarsdottir (University of Iceland) ‘Sir Joseph Banks in Iceland and the North Atlantic’, 3-5pm Wren Library, Lincoln Cathedral (please register with


Seminars in 2015-16 (Term 1)

7th October 2015 – “How Civilisation Saved the Irish: The English Invasion of Ireland in Context”, Dr Colin Veach (Hull)
4:30pm-6:00pm in room MB1008

11th November 2015 – “Scandals and Silences: The British Press andChild Sexual Abuse, from Stead to Savile”,
Dr Adrian Bingham (University of Sheffield)
4:30pm-6:00pm in room MB3203

2nd December 2015 – “Cultural Representations of Drink in Pre-Modern Europe”, Prof Beat Kumin (University of Warwick)
4:30pm-6:00pm in room MB3203


Seminars in 2014-15

8th October 2014 – Craig Morley (Liverpool): Rome and the Sasanian Empire: Dispelling the Alter Orbis, Cultural and Religious Familiarities, 17:30 to 19:00 in MB3201

26th November 2014 – “Sasha” Pfau (Hendrix College): Prison Breaks in Late Medieval France, 17:30 to 19:00 in MB3201

4th February 2015 – ColinVeach (Hull): How Civilisation Saved the Irish: The English Invasion of Ireland in Context, 17:30 to 19:00 in MB3201

4th March 2015 – James Corke-Webster (Durham): You will be led before kings and governors because of my name”: Exploring the Realities of Christian Suffering Under Rome, 17:30 to 19:00 in MB3201

15th April 2015 – Amanda Power (Sheffield), title TBC, 17:30 to 19:00 in MB3201


Seminars in 2013-14

23rd October 2013 – Mark Horowitz (University of Illinois, Chicago): A Murder in Tudor England, 12pm-1.15pm in BL1111

23rd October 2013 – Mark Horowitz (University of Illinois, Chicago): The ‘Ones’ and ‘Zeroes’ of History: digitalization, research and learning, 2.30pm-3.45pm in BL1111

13th November 2013 – Matthew Nicholls (Reading): Digital modelling of the ancient Roman world, 4pm-5.15pm in MB1010 (see Matthew’s blog Virtual Rome)

29th January 2014 – Marianne Wilson (Nottingham): Cheeky chantry priests and Cathedral commemoration: chantries in late medieval Lincoln, 4pm-5.15pm