An introduction to ‘Introductions to Medieval Culture’

This is the website of the workshop ‘Introducing Medieval Culture’ taking place at the Radcliffe Humanities Building on Tuesday and Thursday of Weeks 7 and 8 of Trinity Term 2015.

This year we are piloting a workshop series designed to give undergraduates (and interested 1st year graduate students) studying medieval topics in any faculty a systematic overview of the cultural landscape of the period to allow them to properly contextualise their studies. Bringing together early-career medieval scholars from English, History, Modern Languages, Music, and Theology, this programme will consist of 4 lunchtime workshop sessions, each lasting 2 hours, which will cover the broad themes of ‘Orthodoxies’ (looking at developments in orthodox religious thought), ‘Heterodoxies’ (looking at deviation, heresy, alternative models of religious thought), ‘(Natural) Philosophies’ (tracing developments in physiology, philosophy, the Latin Aristotle, etc), and ‘The Organisation of Knowledge’ (material culture, book history, the rise of encyclopaedias and universities).

Any questions or queries can be directed to David Bowe (david.bowe [at] and Daniel J Reeve (daniel.reeve [at]

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