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Programme and Registration: Encountering the Material Medieval

You can register (and provide badge details) for second edition of the Medieval Materialities conference on the Eventbrite website. Note you can register your attendance to the dinner here as well. We are also happy to announce the conference programme for the 19-20 January 2017. The Undercroft and the Old Class Library are both located…

Jane Geddes (UoAberdeen, Scotland)

Professor Jane Geddes teaches History of Art at Aberdeen University. A medievalist at heart, she has written books on medieval decorative ironwork, the St Albans Psalter, and King’s College Aberdeen. She has also contributed to the websites for the St Albans Psalter and Aberdeen Bestiary. She directed the production of Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire and…

Elizabeth Rhodes (Uo St Andrews, Scotland)

Dr Elizabeth Rhodes head of historical research for Smart History – a new collaboration between history and computer science based in St Andrews. She previously worked on digital projects regarding the sixteenth-century artillery fortification at Eyemouth, and on the Medieval St Andrews app (which provides a range of resources on the medieval burgh). Elizabeth completed her…

Johannes Mayer (University Erlangen-Nurenberg, Germany)

Dr Johannes Mayer has been, since 1999, scientific coordinator of the “Forschungsgruppe Klostermedizin” (Group of Research in Monastic Medicine). Since 2009, he is chief of this group. He is also former Director of the “Wullstein Forschungsstelle” for medieval literature and ethics in medicine at the Institute for History of Medicine at the University of Würzburg….

Rachael Gillibrand (University of Leeds, UK)

Rachael Gillibrand is currently a PhD student at the University of Leeds under the supervision of Dr Iona McCleery and Dr Eva Frojmovic. She is primarily interested in the culturally constructed ‘non-conformist’ body in the late Middle Ages, and draws upon her interdisciplinary training in both the fields of history and art history in order…

Ane Petrea Danielsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Ane Petrea Danielsen is a Ph.D. student in Art History at Aarhus University in Denmark. Her Ph.D. project titled The Medieval Icon as Body studies the conceptualization of the religious icon as an acting bodily prosthesis for the divinity. The project aims to uncover the medieval icons ontology and its development from the early to…

Alexandra Makin (University of Manchester, UK)

Alexandra Lester-Makin originally trained as a professional embroiderer at the Royal School of Needlework. She gained a degree in Archaeology before training as a textiles teacher, a job she did for ten years. Finally, Alex has just passed her PhD, ‘Embroidery and its contexts in the British Isles and Ireland during the early medieval period…

Nicole Kipar (Heriott-Watts University, Scotland)

Nicole Kipar is a part-time PhD student at Heriot-Watt University’s School of Textile & Design, engaged in research-led practice which seeks to contextualise the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales through historical dress. Her postgraduate degree from RWTH Aachen University is in philology, with a thesis on Old English literature in the light of Christian and pagan…

Tomasz Borowski (Polish History Museum, Poland)

Thomas Borowski completed his BA and MA in medieval archaeology at Durham University. In December 2015 he was awarded a PhD in medieval archeology from the University of Reading. Thomas is an author of a book and several articles. His research investigates the religiosity and ‘lived experience’ of medieval urban environments using space syntax methods…

Guthrie Stewart (Independent, UK)

Guthrie Stewart is a re-enactor with 14 years experience, who has specialised in the re-creation of medieval techniques of metal casting and alchemy and presenting them to the public. Venues have ranged from various fields in England and Scotland through historic castles such as Kenilworth and Blackness, and civilian buildings like Linlithgow Palace and Kentwell…

Introducing our keynote speaker, Emma Cayley (UoExeter)

Our keynote speaker for the second day of the conference is Emma Cayley (DPhil Oxon). She is Associate Professor of Medieval French at the University of Exeter, UK, where she has taught since 2003; she previously held the Laming Research Fellowship at the Queen’s College, University of Oxford. She teaches and publishes in the area of…