Events

Many events are organised by or affiliated with the Medieval Research Centre, and these events are open to all scholars and students interested in the medieval period. We also initiate our annual Richard III Public Lecture, which is held in the city's award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre.

The Medieval Research Centre regularly sponsors high profile panel sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, MI and at the Leeds International Medieval Congress.

In the past, a series of specialist interdisciplinary graduate workshops have been organised, designed to expose graduate students and early career fellows of medieval studies to different disciplinary approaches to evidence and interpretation. Past speakers have included: Dr Chris Fern (Staffordshire Hoard Project); Professor Faith Wallis (McGill, Canada); and Dr John Goodall (Country Life). We hope to initiate these again from the Autumn, to include visits to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge for a coins session. Do send us ideas for workshops you might like.

Upcoming events

Event Overview Date
Plague in a Cold Climate: The Black Death and Icelandic Exceptionalism The third of our summer research seminars on 'Medieval Plague, Pestilence and Mortality' will be delivered by Dr Chris Callow, of the University of Birmingham. Tuesday 14 May 2018, 5:00-6:30pm
Richard III, merchants and money The second annual Richard III lecture will be delivered by Dr Richard Goddard, of the University of Nottingham, at the King Richard III Visitor Centre (opposite Leicester Cathedral). Tuesday 28 May 2018, 5:30-6:30pm


Annual Brixworth Lecture

The Brixworth Lecture Series is organised by The Friends of All Saints Church, Brixworth, in conjunction with the Medieval Research Centre at the University of Leicester.

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Medieval Research Centre Conference

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Events archive

We have hosted many workshops, conferences, lectures and research seminars over the years. Browse our events archive to find out more.

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