Medieval Reading Group

Medieval Reading Group
The MRG is a group of medievalists that meets regularly for the open discussion of medieval culture in a relaxed and comfortable environment, and aims to foster interdisciplinary approaches to the Middle Ages and create opportunities for graduate publication in our online journal.
We warmly invite the participation of graduates and post-doctoral researchers from all departments and faculties.
We meet on alternate Wednesdays at 5:15pm in the English Faculty, with wine and nibbles a-plenty!
The programme of papers for Michaelmas term 2010 is as follows:
Wednesday 20th October, S-R 24 (English Faculty), 5:15pm:
Nicholas Sparks (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic):
‘”Disjecta membra grammaticae”:
the theft and mutilation of Ælfric from the Cambridge University Library’
Wednesday 3rd November, S-R 24 (English Faculty), 5:15pm:
Dr Kenneth Clarke
(Keith Sykes Research Fellow in Italian, Pembroke College, Cambridge):
‘Chaucer the Glossator’
Wednesday 17th November, S-R 24 (English Faculty), 5:15pm:
Henry Parkes (Faculty of Music):
‘Martyrs as markers: reading a liturgical manuscript through its saints’
Wednesday 1st December, S-R 24 (English Faculty), 5:15pm:
Claire Fetherstonhaugh (Faculty of History):
‘The importance of chronicles in the study of political history
in the reigns of Edward III and Richard II’
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