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Ten Papers to Look Forward to at Leeds 2014

University of Leeds

The International Medieval Congress will be held this year at the University of Leeds from July 7th to July 10th. Over 1500 papers will be presented at this year’s congress, which has a theme of ‘Empire’. The program for this year’s congress is now available and here are ten papers that caught our attention:

Child’s Play: The Study of Childhood Trauma from Medieval Skeletal Collections, by Petra Verlinden, University of Reading (Session 104: Broken Bones, Broken Lives?: The Impact of Trauma on Medieval Populations)


A Job for Life?: Working for the Inquisition in Bologna and Florence in the Early 14th Century, by Jill Moore, Birkbeck College, University of London (Session 123: Mendicant Networks with Lay Communities)

1000 Things to Do before the End: Approaching the Future in Small Steps, 12th-13th Centuries, by Anja B. Rathmann-Lutz, Universität Basel (Session 137: Planning the Future and Order under Pressure)


Forecasting the Weather in Anglo-Saxon England, by Anne Tarassenko, University of Reading (Session 522: Talking about the Weather in Medieval England)

Frodsham Castle in Cheshire: All the Trappings of a Medieval Castle Landscape, but Where Is the Castle?, by Rachel Elizabeth Swallow, University of Chester (Session 702: Landscapes / Seascapes, III: Shaping the Landscape)

An English King and His Daughters: Domestic Politics at Edward I’s Court, by Louise J. Wilkinson, Canterbury Christ Church University (Session 707: Sons and Daughters: Kingship, Family Politics, and Diplomacy in Plantagenet England)

Coming Together or Breaking Apart?: Papacy and Empire in the Age of Justinian, by Adrian Viale, Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne (Session 811: East Roman and Byzantine Empire and the Papacy, 5th-11th Centuries)


What Keeps a Medieval Town Together?: Independent City Quarters in German Towns, by Claudia Esch, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg (Session 1132: Cities and Power in Germanic Countries in the Later Middle Ages)

A Danish Attack on England in 1138: A Restoration of Cnut the Great’s Empire, or Simply Continental Jitters?, by Thomas Heebøll-Holm, Københavns Universitet (Session 1223: Does Size Really Matter?: Scandinavian Aspects of ‘Empire’, II: The Danish Empire)

‘Skilfully-Made Doors’: Physician-Patient Contact in Anglo-Saxon Medicine, by Kate H. Thomas, University of York (Session 1605: Fragmented Body Politic, IV: Slaying, Praying, and Not Decaying)


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