A special series of lectures and talks exploring different aspects of medieval life, jointly organised by the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Following the success of last year's British Academy Literature Week, grouping together some of our existing lecture series with additional talks, discussions and readings, the Academy has joined forces with the Royal Society of Edinburgh to present a week of events focussing on themes from medieval life.
Each day features a pair of linked events, starting at 6.00pm with a 50 minute talk and discussion on a broad medieval topic, followed by a short tea break, then a more formal lecture at 7.00pm. Each evening will end with a reception at around 8.00pm.
All events are free (but tickets will be required) and will take place at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ.
MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER
Monuments in Motion
Professor Rosemary Cramp CBE, FBA in conversation with Dr Barbara Crawford FRSE
PORTABLE CHRISTIANITY: RELICS IN THE MEDIEVAL WEST (c. 700-1200)
Lecture by Professor Julia Smith
The Raleigh History Lecture 2010
TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER
‘HE THAT ALL OUR COMFORD WAS’?
Robert the Bruce in Scottish Sources Before Barbour’s Bruce
Professor Dauvit Broun in conversation with Professor Alexander Broadie FRSE
MORE THAN “SKIMBLE-SKAMBLE" STUFF: THE MEDIEVAL WELSH POETRY ASSOCIATED WITH OWAIN GLYNDYR
Lecture by Emeritus Professor Gruffydd Aled Williams
The Sir John Rhys Memorial Lecture 2010
WEDNESDAY 17 NOVEMBER
‘THE MIDDLE AGES – A DISTANT MIRROR’
Medieval life and death and through the centuries
Professor Graham Caie FRSE in conversation with Dr Chris Jones
PERSONIFICATIONS OF OLD AGE IN MEDIEVAL POETRY
Lecture by Professor Ad Putter
The Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture 2010
THURSDAY 18 NOVEMBER
THE PAST AS PROPAGANDA: THE DECLARATION OF ARBROATH
Talk by Professor Alexander Broadie FRSE
THE PAST AS PROPAGANDA: THE MONGOL ‘WORLD HISTORY’
Lecture by Professor Robert Hillenbrand FBA FRSE
The Aspects of Art Lecture 2010