Medieval Congress

30 August 2017

Medieval Leeds
A scenic view of Medieval Leeds in England.

Conferences enable academics to engage with new scholarship, enter into scholarly discussions, and foreground their research. New skills and benefits are then brought back to the classroom, augmenting student learning.

The Medieval Congress conference provided an excellent opportunity for Continuing and Professional Education colleagues to showcase their research and drive knowledge forward.

Dr Charlotte Pickard organised a double-panel and round table discussion on ‘The Otherness of Women: Reassessing Noblewomen in Medieval Society’.

Dr Paul Webster chaired the panel, ‘British Library Manuscript Yates Thompson 12 and the Development of Crusading Historiography: Text and Iconography’, and presented a paper entitled, ‘'The Conspicuous Patron of Lepers'?: Lepers and the King in the 12th and Early 13th Centuries’.

Dr Melissa Julian-Jones presented the paper ‘The 13th-Century Legacy of Bishop HervĂ© Le Breton: Being 'Othered' in St Asaphs’, and chaired the panel ‘Bishops, the Secular Clergy, and Otherness, III: Changing Narratives and Discussion’.

Dr Victoria Leonard organised and chaired a double round-table discussion on feminist and inclusive pedagogy and chronological boundaries.

The ‘Exploring the Past’ Pathway provides a route to undergraduate degrees at Cardiff University. The Pathway encourages people who may have been away from formal education for some time to pursue their long-held ambition to study a degree in history, archaeology or religion.

Our tutors always want to give adult learners a vibrant and interesting introduction to Higher Education.  With this in mind, some of our pathway tutors recently attended the International Medieval Congress held at the University of Leeds to keep abreast of developments in medieval studies and to enrich our students’ experiences and maintain an inclusive classroom.

The International Medieval Congress (IMC) is the biggest event on the European medieval studies calendar. This year’s conference was no exception, with 2,100 actively involved participants coming from over fifty countries to present their research or contribute to round table discussions. From Game of Thrones, to saints and relics to re-enactment and the annual football match, the IMC has something to suit all medieval tastes.

Learn more about our Exploring the Past courses.