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Medieval Studies' Day 2022

The theme of the Research School for Medieval Studies' Medieval Studies' Day 2022 (UvA, Amsterdam, 4 November 2022) is Reflections. Please find the registration links below the programme. Questions? Please contact medievistendag2022@gmail.com.


Amsterdam, Friday 4 November

Part 1: Oudemanhuispoort 

9.30-10.00       Registration, coffee/tea 

10.00-10.10      Welcome by UvA (Serena Ferente) 

10.10-10.30      Welcome by Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek (Claire Weeda)

10.30-11.15      Plenary 1: Keynote Gerard Wiegers: Between “Medieval” Convivencia and forced conversion: Granada. 

11.15-11.30      Break 

11.30-12.30      Sessions 1 | Optional: pop-up expo at Allard Pierson

Architectuur en pracht

  • Huub Kurstjens: Een historiografische benadering van Castel del Monte
  • Dirk Jan de Vries (ULeiden): Gezichten op gevels van huizen
  • Mats Dijkdrent (UCLouvain): Betekenissen van magnificentia

Words and religion

  • Iris Denis (RU): Distorted reflections? Exploring Pseudo-Augustinian sermons in early-medieval collections
  • Robin Moens (RWTH Aachen): Dictatus Papae en actiones papae. De reflectie van het denken van Gregorius VII in het pauselijk handelen (in Lotharingen)

Reflecting on the past

  • Kay Boers (UU): Remembering Leovigild: Reflecting on Citizens and Homoian Kings in Seventh Century Hispania
  • Alex Collin (UvA): From a Window to a Mirror: Thinking about the Hanse in Late Medieval and Early Modern Bremen

12.30-14.00      Lunch and book exhibition | Optional: pop-up expo at Allard Pierson

14.00-15.00      Sessions 2 | Optional: pop-up expo at Allard Pierson

Land, people and the economy

  • Silvio Ruberto (UU): Reflection in and on Audoin’s Vita Eligii: St Eligius’s Role as a Commentary on Sanctity in Merovingian Gaul and as Testing Ground for Ian Wood’s “Temple Society” Thesis
  • Jim van der Meulen (Ghent/Oxford): Lordship and Agrarian Capitalism in the Low Countries, c.1350 – c.1650
  • Rombert Stapel (IISH): Replication in a Humanities Context: Reconstructing the Population of the Low Countries in the Middle Ages and Beyond

Reflective art

  • Sumihiro Oki (UvA): Double Reflection: Konrad Witz and Jan van Eyck
  • Jesús Rodríguez Viejo (RUG): Lost Shine: An Eleventh-Century Spanish Chest-Reliquary and its Former Metallic Cover

15.00-15.30       Break / move to Singelkerk

Part 2: Singelkerk 

15.30-16.30      Plenary 2: Annemieke Romein & Jan Burgers: Paleografie 2.0? AI en nieuwe mogelijkheden met digitale handschriftherkenning

16.30-17.15      Concert: Ensemble Corona performs a selection of pieces from the 13th to the 15th centuries, accompanied by readings of medieval texts. 

17.15-18.00      Drinks 


Register for part 1

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