Death and the Afterlife in the Middle Ages

Saturday 31 October 2015, 9.30am – 4.00pm

A Day School organised by the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages

Join us at the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus on Saturday 31 October for a day of lectures and discussion exploring medieval attitudes towards death and the afterlife.


9.30 – Registration

9.45 – Welcome

10.00 – Not Like the Living: The Language of Anglo-Saxon Immortality, Dr Philippa Semper

10.45 – Break

11.00 – Zombies versus Historians: The Case of Medieval Iceland, Dr Chris Callow

11.45 – Break

12.00 – Spectres in the Sources: Ghosts on the First Crusade, Beth Spacey

12.45 – Lunch

1.45 – “That Great Mortality”: The Black Death in England, Dr Miriam Müller

2.30 – Break

2.45 – Family and Soul: Memorial, Commemoration and the English Parish Church, Dr John Hunt

3.30 – Questions and Discussion

4.00 – Close

Venue: Lecture Room 2, Arts Building, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT

Fee: £25 (including refreshments and lunch)

Closing date for enrolments: Monday 26 October

To book your place: please click here to visit the University of Birmingham Online Shop.


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