Historical studies in medieval Christendom
This new research network, based in the Department of History and the Institute for Medieval Research, is concerned with the historical study of a range of forms of heresy and religious dissent in medieval Christendom.
The network is an institutional focus for heresy studies, providing a forum for staff and students researching this area at The University of Nottingham. We also aim to draw in external scholars working in this field in the UK and beyond, and actively engage the public in events and discussion about religious dissent.
Heresy at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 6 July 2017
This year at the IMC the Medieval Heresy and Dissent Research Network is co-sponsoring, with the Doat Project, University of York, a strand of sessions on the theme of ‘The Production of Heretical Knowledge.’ The three sessions are focused on ‘Reaction and Procedure’, ‘Identity and Memory’ and ‘Heresy and Inquisition through the ages.’ Four PhD students from Nottingham and two from York will give papers, alongside established scholars from both institutions.
Please go to ‘The Production of Heretical Knowledge’ for further details.
Call for Papers: Heretical Self-Defence
A conference at the University of Nottingham, 11-12 April 2018
The Medieval Heresy and Dissent Research Network is delighted to announce this international conference.
The study of western medieval heresy is a hugely popular subject. ‘Heretical Self Defence’ asks how, and how well, did heretics and people rightly or wrongly associated with heresy, defend themselves from persecution? What determined this in the case of different movements? How did this change across our period? The conference aims to highlight the following categories of resistance in particular: Text, Law, Subterfuge, Flight and Arms. Those proposing papers are asked to consider and address these as is appropriate to their subject matter. Papers are invited on any medieval individuals, groups or movements.
Please send 200-word paper proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by
1 October 2017.