Working Materials - Medievalists at Queen Mary
Tuesday 20 March 2012, 5-6.30pm, in Arts 2, room 3.20
Special Delivery: Performing Model Letters in Medieval English Classrooms
Professor Martin Camargo (Professor of English, Medieval Studies, and Classics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
The talk will be followed by questions and discussion, and an informal wine reception in Arts Two, room 3.17.
Professor Julia Boffey, English (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor Miri Rubin, History (email@example.com)
On Tuesday 7 February Professor Mario Ascheri from the University of Rome III talked to the third meeting of Working Materials – Medievalists at Queen Mary on ‘The Making of a City-State: Siena in the Thirteenth Century’. Taking as his base Daniel Waley’s Siena and the Sienese in the Thirteenth Century (Cambridge, 1999), he demonstrated above all through the use of little known architectural and archaeological sources how our understanding of the rise of the state of Siena can be pushed back several decades into the very early thirteenth century. The rich methodological insights he offered were shared with an audience of about twenty scholars from QMUL and with colleagues from others parts of the University of London.