Estoria de Espanna Presentation and Demonstration

Wednesday 29th October 2014 2.30-3.30pm

Computer Room, 3rd floor ERI Building

Estoria de Espanna Presentation and Demonstration

A demonstration of how the Estoria project are using XML tagging and crowd-sourcing techniques when transcribing and studying the Iberian medieval chronicle the ‘Estoria de Espanna’ (History of Spain).

The session includes a practical workshop, where you will have the chance to be trained in the first stage of tagging the manuscript transcription.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Estoria session

Conference Workshop (15th October)

Wednesday 15th October, 2.30-3.30pm, Peter Gelling Library, Arts Building.

Writing an abstract for a conference and don’t know where to start?

Want to submit a panel with a group of friends but struggling to make your papers tie together?

In this session EMREM will give you tips in conferencing:

How to find conferences and choose which to attend, what organisers are looking for, what to expect when chairing a panel, and practical advice for presenting a paper.

All welcome, refreshments provided!

conference workshop

Semester 1 Programme

EMREM would like to announce their programme of events for the semester. 

Wednesday 15th October 2014 2.30-3.30pm

 Peter Gelling Library, room 315 Arts Building

Conference Workshop

Wednesday 29th October 2014 2.30-3.30pm

Computer Room 3rd floor ERI Building

Estoria de Espanna Presentation and Demonstration

Wednesday 12th November 2014 2.30-3.30pm

Peter Gelling Library, room 315 Arts Building

Research Presentation Session

Wednesday 26th November 2014 2.30-3.30pm

 Peter Gelling Library, room 315 Arts Building

Manuscripts, Libraries and Archives

Wednesday 10th December 2014 4-7pm

Fage Libray, Arts Building

End of Term Wine Reception

sem 1 programme

Welcome Event 2014

EMREM would like to welcome new and returning postgraduate students to an informal and friendly event. Share your research interests with other students and find out more about who we are, what we do and how you can get involved- all over drinks and biscuits!

Join us on Monday 29th September 2014, 5pm-7pm in Lecture Room 5, Arts Building.

SHaC Societies Welcome Event 2014 poster

Annual Guest Lecture

We are delighted to announce that our 2014 annual guest lecture will be given by:

Professor Robert Swanson

‘Pastoral Care, Pastoral Cares, Pastoral Carers: Configuring the Cura pastoralis in Late Medieval England’

The guest lecture will take place on:

Tuesday 3rd June
at 4.30pm
in Lecture Room 3, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

The lecture will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss the paper further over wine and nibbles.

Everyone welcome!

Please click here to view the poster as a PDF.

Annual Summer Trip

W. Lloyd MacKenzie, via Flickr @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/saffron_blaze/

W. Lloyd MacKenzie, via Flickr @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/saffron_blaze/

Join us for a day trip to the historic cathedral town of Gloucester, where we will visit the cathedral and see, among other things, the tomb of Edward II and the effigy of Robert Curthose, eldest son of William the Conqueror.

This year’s annual EMREM summer excursion will take place on:
Friday 13th June 2014

We intend to catch a train directly from University Station to Gloucester (we aim that our outgoing trip will leave University at approximately 10.30am and that we will return to University at approximately 5.30pm – more detailed instructions will follow soon).

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore and appreciate the rich heritage of Gloucester, along with a friendly group of like-minded postgraduates.

The EMREM Forum has been granted funding for this trip from the University’s Postgraduate Research Development Fund, which allows us to subsidise the cost of travel and food. As a result, places will be limited and reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Booking is essential – please email us by midday on Thursday 12th June 2014 to reserve your place (emremforum@googlemail.com).

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please click here to view the poster as a PDF.

EMREM Annual Postgraduate Symposium 2014

The EMREM Forum are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the EMREM Annual Postgraduate Symposium 2014.

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(De)Constructing Medieval and Early Modern Perceptions

Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd May 2014
Lecture Room 3, Arts Building
University of Birmingham

Registration is free, however places are limited. If you would like to attend, please return the registration form below to emremforum@googlemail.com as soon as possible.

Please click here to view poster as PDF.

EMREM Symposium 2014 Registration Form

Troubleshooting Teaching (26th March 2014)

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Wednesday 26th March 2014, 2.30 – 3.30pm in the Fage Library, Arts Building.

Are you worried about starting to teach undergraduates? Are you currently teaching and would like some advice on helping quiet groups to talk in seminars, or engaging modern history students with the Medieval/Early Modern period? Our own Dr Elaine Fulton will be giving her top tips for successful seminar teaching and preparation. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions in an informal environment. As always, all are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Research Presentation Session (12 March 2014)

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We warmly invite you to attend EMREM’s second Research Presentation session of 2014! Two of the University of Birmingham’s postgraduates will be presenting on topics which promise a great interdisciplinary session. This will take place on Wednesday 12 March, 2.30pm – 3.30pm in the Fage Library, which is located on the second floor of the Arts Building.

We are pleased to announce that our speakers will be:

Gemma Norman (Birmingham) – Stranger than Fiction: Medieval Monsters
Julie Tanner (Birmingham) – ‘Ffor Lakke of Syght Nere Am I Sleyn’: Love-sickness as a Physical Affliction in the Findern Manuscript (CUL MS. Ff.I.6)

As always, the papers will be followed by a Q&A-style discussion over drinks and nibbles. This is a great opportunity to engage in lively cross-discipline debate in a friendly atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sources Workshop with Prof. Ann Hughes (Keele)

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Wednesday 5th March, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Fage Library, Arts Building

Join EMREM and Professor Ann Hughes (Keele University) for a workshop on the subject of sermons in mid-seventeenth-century England. In this session Professor Hughes will introduce a range of sources from the period and will provide her expertise on such issues as locating and using extant documents, and the relative merits of regional vs. national studies.

If you’re curious about how best to approach regional or local sources, what kinds of documents might be out there, or just want to know more about the religious culture of the Civil War period then this session is for you!

As always, all are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

N.B. Afterwards, Professor Hughes will be presenting at the CREMS seminar on ‘”Begun at Westminster and ended at Wirksworth”: hearing sermons in town and country in the 1640s’, so feel free to join us there to hear what promises to be a fascinating paper!