Seventh Century Colloquium: Report

First a confession: while I was genuinely looking forward to this conference, for various reasons I was unable to attend the first day, so I can only offer a partial account of what happened. Nevertheless, when I did arrive on Day Two, Roger Collins assured me over coffee that Day One had been very good… Continue reading Seventh Century Colloquium: Report

Bryan Ward-Perkins on East and West

The Dome

On Monday nights, St Andrews has its medieval research seminar. We have 11 (!) of these a semester (the most recent listing being here), with a broad variety of subjects covered by people from around the world. And last night Bryan Ward-Perkins came up from Oxford to finish the year off with a paper on… Continue reading Bryan Ward-Perkins on East and West

Caesarius of Arles Day: Report

This weekend, Lucy Grig at Edinburgh hosted one of those rare conferences where every paper was a treat, progress was made, and there was a great warm feeling of scholarly solidarity. The World of Caesarius of Arles gathered together an impressive cast list which included Bill Klingshirn, Simon Loseby, Conrad Leyser, Lisa Bailey, Peter Heather… Continue reading Caesarius of Arles Day: Report

Caesarius of Arles and his World (15th-16th March ’13)

Ah, Caesarius of Arles (d. 542). He had the distinction of being prominent in the south of what is now France just at the point when Alaric II's Visigothic kingdom was obliterated by Clovis, then when Theoderic the Great took it back, and then when the Franks took it over again when the Goths in… Continue reading Caesarius of Arles and his World (15th-16th March ’13)

The Seventh Century – colloquium in Edinburgh, 28-29 May 2013

The Dome

Across the water in Edinburgh, the postgraduates have decided to hold an unusual postgraduate conference on the Seventh Century next year. Full details here. To break the mould, and to get people talking in a way which might actually be beneficial and interdisciplinary, there will be more of a sense of collaboration than at many… Continue reading The Seventh Century – colloquium in Edinburgh, 28-29 May 2013