Medieval Postgraduate Research Seminar

B53 Humanities, University Park
Thursday 20th February 2020 (16:30-18:00)
For further information, please contact Philippa Stazicker:
British Harley MS 4751, f.69r

British Harley MS 4751, f.69r

The practical and fantastical sea in early medieval Wales and Ireland
by Beatrice Wallbank

20th February 2020, 4:30-6pm

B53 Humanities Building, University Park, University of Nottingham

Abstract: Study of the early medieval Irish Sea tends to fall into two main categories: the practical sea of trade, travel and fishing, and the fantastical sea of monstrous beasts, saintly interactions and magical islands. But these two facets of perception were not mutually exclusive, and nor were they uniform around the Irish Sea. This paper will explore local responses to maritime geography and climate, and the interplay of practical and fantastical in the minds of early medieval coastal communities.

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. 

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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