*The Medieval Forum*
Hosted by the School of History and Anthropology, the Medieval Forum supports a vibrant cross-disciplinary and inter-departmental research culture concerned with the societies and cultures of medieval Europe
and the Byzantine near-East. Comprised of academics and postgraduate
students from the Schools of History and Anthropology, English, and Geography and Archaeology, the Forum sponsors a number of activities including the "Byzantium in Belfast" seminar, the "Medieval Cultures"
seminar, as well as conferences and symposia. For more information, contact Professor Margaret Mullett (email) or, at the School of English, Dr Stephen Kelly (email).
*Byzantium in Belfast*
Programme to be arranged.
"Medieval Cultures" is a regular research seminar involving medievalists from across the Faculties at Queen's, as well as visiting speakers from the UK, Ireland as well as the United States. Recent speakers have included Professor Paul Strohm (Columbia), Professor Vincent Gillespie (Oxford), Professor David Wallace (Pennsylvania) and Professor Elaine Treharne (Leicester). Doctoral students are given the opportunity to present their research in a warm and supportive environment and the seminar supports a healthy social scene for graduate students.
Download programme (Catherine, see attached).
*Conferences and Symposia*
The Fifth medieval Chronicles Conference In 2008 the Forum hosts the Fifth Medieval Chronicles conference [link to Dion's page]
Symposium: "Using GIS in Medieval Studies" (dates tbc) This symposium will bring together leading experts to explore the value of using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in work on medieval archaeologies, histories and geographies. The workshop would include short presentations about current research uses of spatial technologies, with plenty of time for discussion to address particular issues such as (1) the conceptual and methodological challenges posed by using 21st century technologies to understand medieval landscapes and societies, (2) disciplinary differences in the uses and applications of spatial technologies in medieval studies, and (3) uses of GIS to disseminate and distribute spatial information.
For further information, contact Dr Keith Lilley (Geography): K.Lilley@qub.ac.uk