Historical studies in medieval Christendom
This new research network, based in the Department of History and the Institute for Medieval Research, is concerned with the historical study of a range of forms of heresy and religious dissent in medieval Christendom.
The network is an institutional focus for heresy studies, providing a forum for staff and students researching this area at the University of Nottingham. We also aim to draw in external scholars working in this field in the UK and beyond, and actively engage the public in events and discussion about religious dissent.
Heresy at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 6 July 2017
At the 2017 International Medieval Congress (IMC) the Medieval Heresy and Dissent Research Network co-sponsored, with the Doat Project, University of York, a strand of sessions on the theme of ‘The Production of Heretical Knowledge’. The three sessions focused on ‘Reaction and Procedure’, ‘Identity and Memory’, and ‘Heresy and Inquisition through the ages’. Four PhD students from Nottingham and two from York gave papers, alongside established scholars from both institutions.
Please go to ‘The Production of Heretical Knowledge’ for further details.
Heretical Self-Defence Conference
This conference is to be held at the University of Nottingham, 11-12 April 2018.
The Medieval Heresy and Dissent Research Network is delighted to announce this international conference.
The study of western medieval heresy is a hugely popular subject. ‘Heretical Self Defence’ asks how, and how well, did heretics and people rightly or wrongly associated with heresy, defend themselves from persecution? What determined this in the case of different movements? How did this change across our period? The conference aims to highlight the following categories of resistance in particular: Text, Law, Subterfuge, Flight and Arms.
Registration for this event will open shortly.