As part of the project, MALMECC will sponsor a conference in addition to numerous informal encounters.

Culture and Late Medieval Ecclesiastical Courts  – Booking Open

On 16th and 17th February 2018, the Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures team will follow up on their successful 2017 workshop with a study day focussing on the particularities of ecclesiastical courts.

The study day will examine several aspects of this theme, aiming to provide fresh insight through interdisciplinary discussion of topics such as courts in papal Avignon, and the courtly life of Teutonic Order.  Provisional speakers are as follows:

Friday 16th afternoon – St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

  • Prof. Werner Paravicini (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)

Saturday 17th morning – Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College, Oxford

  • Prof. Andreas Bihrer (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)

Saturday 17th afternoon  – Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College, Oxford

  • Prof. Étienne Anheim (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

The event will be ticketed, with no tickets available on the door, so please visit to book your place.


Our previous events can be found below;

Methodological Innovation in Late Medieval Studies

In April 2017, MALMECC held its inaugural workshop at Wadham College.   Its aim was to generate a collective experience of sharing and learning through debate and questioning,  with a format similar to that of an advanced research seminar.  Discussants considered a range of themes centring around ‘Methodological Innovation in Late Medieval Studies’.

Download the full programme; MALMECC Workshop 27-28 April 2017, or read about the event on our blog.

 “I found [the workshop] extremely interesting and stimulating, and very productive for my own research” – Pablo Gonzalez Martin, DPhil Candidate in History and La Caixa Postgraduate Scholar, Wadham College.

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