UCL Medieval and Renaissance Studies


UCL Interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Seminar (IMARS)

UCL's Medieval and Renaissance Interdisciplinary Seminar is a graduate-founded and -run seminar which holds discussions across disciplines and departments.

The seminar takes questions of interest to Medievalists (writ large) as its point of departure.


Image credit: Wellcome Apocalypse, MS 49, f. 68r

All meetings will take place in room 431, 14-16 Taviton Street, WC1H 0BW (SSEES Building).


Autumn Term

Hannah Bower (Churchill College, Cambridge) – ‘And bi þe bodi he him hent,/And al to peces here torent’: Violent Fragmentation and (Un?)Productive Uncertainty in the Seven Sages of Rome
Date: 12th December 2022
Time: 6:15 pm (GMT)

Spring Term

Professor Lesley Smith (Harris Manchester College, Oxford) - ‘‘Note to Self”: William of Auvergne Remembers his Audience’ 
Date: 6th February 2023
Time: 6:15 pm (GMT)

Jordan Koel (University of Michigan/Warburg Institute) - ‘Windows into the Workshop: Sculptural Animation and the Legitimization of Sculpture in the Middle Ages’
Date: 6th March 2023
Time: 6:15 pm (GMT)

Lucia Raggetti (University of Bologna): ‘How to Pull a Rabbit Out of a Turban? Entertainment and Deception in Arabic Technical Literature’
Date: 13th March 2023
Time: 6:15 pm (GMT)

If you have any questions, please email jack.ford.13@ucl.ac.uk