Department of Classics and Archaeology

Medieval Postgraduate Research Seminar

B53 Humanities, University Park
Thursday 23rd January 2020 (16:30-18:00)
For further information, please contact Philippa Stazicker:
Happisburgh daisywheel

Happisburgh daisywheel

Historic Graffiti – the Hidden Story of the Hopes, Fears and Desires of a Nation
with James Wright

23rd January 2020, 4:30-6pm

B53 Humanities Building, University Park, University of Nottingham

This monthly research seminar is primarily aimed at postgraduates but it is open to all staff and students interested in medieval studies, across the Faculty of Arts. Refreshments are provided. 

This week James Wright is giving a seminar on Medieval Graffiti: 

'Modern graffiti is often seen as transgressive and moronic. However, look closely in the light of a torch at the walls of our historic buildings, trees, caves and rockfaces and you will see a world of graffiti left that illuminates the psychology of our ancestors. The study of historic graffiti enables us to hear the lost voices of ordinary individuals through their images of daisywheels, ships sailing across the walls, knights drawing their swords, demons stalking the stonework and every animal imaginable….'

Humanities B53 is located on the middle floor of the Humanities Building, near the West Entrance of University Park. It can be found on this map of the campus

For further information about the medieval postgraduate research seminars, please contact Philippa Stazicker:

Department of Classics and Archaeology

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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