Medieval Life Cycles

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Join the London Medieval Society for a one-day colloquium exploring medieval life cycles. Saturday 22 May 2021 via Zoom.

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22 May 2021


A belated celebration of the London Medieval Society at 75 years, we are proud to announce our third online colloquium, where we will be discussing the human life cycle from embryo to the grave, and beyond. The programme of the day is as follows:

10.20 Welcome and Introduction

10.30 Isabel Davis (Birkbeck, University of London) – Like a Hare in its Form: Embryology in Medieval Saints' Lives

11.00 Ben Parsons (University of Leicester) - All Boys Once: Medieval Londoners at School in William Fitzstephen's 'Descriptio Nobilissimi Civitatis Londoniae' (c. 1174)

11.30 Break

11.45 Jeremy Goldberg (University of York) - The Time of their Lives? Adolescence to Adulthood in Late Medieval England

12.15 Lunch

1.00 Jo Edge (University of Manchester) - Walking the Tightrope: Learned Physicians and the Prediction of Death in the Later Middle Ages

1.30 Marianne Wilson (University of York) - Peacock Feathers and Pater Nosters: The Post-Mortem Commemorative Identity of Sir Thomas Burgh (c. 1430–1496)

2.00 Round Table (all speakers)

2.30 End of Event

Tickets are free of charge. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent via email.

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