Annual Symposium: Body and Soul, 7th and 8th May

EMREM would like to announce the program for the Annual Postgraduate Symposium, this year on the theme ‘Body and Soul’. Please send in your registration forms, we look forward to seeing you there!

 Day 1 (7th May 2015)

10:30-11:30: Registration
Welcome Address and Refreshments

11:30-13:30 Panel 1—Saintly Souls in Human Bodies

Chair: Georgie Fitzgibbon

Ian Styler (Birmingham) – Saint Æthelthryth of Ely and the Miracle Stories of the Liber Eliensis: The Body of the Saint as Protector, Guardian, Healer and Advocate

Patrick McGhee (Cambridge) – ‘Afflicted in soule, or bodie': Unbelief, the Senses and the Body in Nicholas Bownde’s ‘The vnbeleefe of S. Thom-as’ (1608)

Joseph Parsonage (Birmingham) – Mother and Son in Byzantine Hagiography

Rhiannon Teather (Bristol) – ‘We desire to parallel in the felicity of their death’: Body and Soul in Jesuit Accounts of Martyrdoms in England, Japan and New France c. 1580-1680

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Panel 2 – The Body in Sexual and Spiritual Love

Chair: Alix Lowe

Erik Claeson (Lund) – Ecce sponsus venit – The Mystical Marriage in the Sermons of the Confessor General Nicolaus Ragvaldi to the Sisters in the Ab-bey of Vadstena, 1501-1506

John England (Liverpool) – The Beautiful Body: Representations of Beauty, the Body and Gender in Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis and Marlowe’s Hero and Leander

Catherine Ellis (Durham) – The Machine-Man’s Immortal Soul? Sex, Pleasure and the ‘Soul’ in La Mettrie’s L’Art de Jouir (1751)

16:00-16:30 Tea Break

16:30-18:00 Panel 3—Writing on the Body: The Book as Body and the Body in Books

Chair: Claire Harrill

Kate Sargan (Oxford) – Bodies Marking Books: Ecologies of the Codex, Ecologies of the Scriptorium

Julia Mattison (Oxford) – Brutish Bodies, English Souls: Understanding Manicules in Manuscripts of the Prose Brut

Delia Sarson (Reading) – Angels as Protectors of Bodies and Souls: Evi-dence from c.15th Latin Manuscript Books of Hours produced in England or for the English Market

18:00-19:30 Wine Reception (sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages, University of Birmingham)

20:00-23:00 Conference Dinner

Day 2 (8th May 2015)

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:00-12:00 Panel 1 – The Body and Soul After Death

Chair: Libby Gill

Melanie Peters-Turner (Birmingham) – Caring for the Soul when the Body is Gone: the Works of Corporal Mercy in Testamentary Practice

Rosemary Keep (Birmingham) – ‘Learning to Counterfeit Virtue’: Grandpar-ents in Early Modern Portraits

Anne Thompson (Warwick) – ‘The Image of Piety, an Example of Goodness throughout her Life, a Mirror of Virtue and Integrity’: the Elizabethan Clergy Wife as Represented in Memorials

Murray Andrews (University College London) – Treasure for the Dead? Coins from the 10th-16th century graves in England and Wales

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 Panel 2 – Sinning Body and Holy Soul: The Medical Perspective

Chair: Rebeca Cubas-Pena

Lorraine de la Verpillière (Cambridge) – Sinful Soul and Melancholy Body: A New Interpretation of Jean Duvet’s Plate of the Despair and Suicide of Judas

Éilis Noonan (St Andrews) – ‘And Adam Knew Eve, His Wife’: Religious and Medical Perspectives on Sexual Difference and the Early Modern Body

Margaret Bullett (Huddersfield) – Suffering and Swooning in the Pulpit: Post-Reformation Preaching and the Body

14:30-15:00 Tea Break

15:00-16:30 Panel 3 – The Non-Human Body

Chair: Bernadette McCooey

Emily Buffey (Birmingham) – The Blacke Dogge of Newgate or ‘the divel in such a likenesse’: Posthumous Publication and the Legacy of Luke Hutton

Christian Kusi-Obodum (Birmingham) – The Incubus and the Death of al-Manṣur

Caroline R. Batten (Oxford) – Shape-Shifting, Skin-Changing: Body and Essence in Old Norse Literature

16:30-17:00 Refreshments

Programme

2015 registration form

EMREM’s Summer Trip- Save the Date!

ANNUAL SUMMER TRIP

Thursday 11th June 2015

Lichfield Cathedral

EMREM is planning a day trip to the historic cathedral town of Lichfield, where we will see, among other things, the St Chad Gospels, the Lichfield Angel, and part of the Staffordshire Hoard.

We intend to catch a train directly from University Station to Lichfield, leaving at approximately 10.30 and returning for approximately 5.30pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore and appreciate the rich heritage of Lichfield, along with a friendly group of like-minded postgraduates.

Please save the date, and we will be in touch with more information soon!

Registration for the 2015 Symposium

EMREM Annual Symposium, 7th and 8th May 2015

Body and Soul

We would like to thank everyone for their abstract submissions, and invite you to register to attend the Symposium. Please fill in the attached form and send it to emremforum@googlemail.com by April 15th.

2015 registration form

The panels are: 1) Saintly Souls in Human Bodies, 2) The Body in Sexual and Spiritual love 3) Writing on the Body: The Book as Body and the Body in Books 4) The Body & Soul after death, 5) Sinning Body and Holy Soul: The Medical Perspective 6) The Non-Human Body.

A full programme will follow shortly.

For those new to the University of Birmingham and those planning to stay in the area:

Accessibility

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Wednesday 11th March

Wednesday 11th March 2015 2.30-3.30pm

Fage Library, Second Floor, Arts Building

A Land of Ice and Fire:

A Storm of Sources

Join us for a session led by Ryder and Bernadette, as they lead us through the range of documentary sources available for medieval Iceland.

As always, juice and biscuits will be provided!

Iceland

Wednesday 25th February

Wednesday 25th February 2015 2.30-3.30pm

Fage Library, Second Floor, Arts Building

Joint Session with Rosetta Forum: Roundtable on Interdisciplinarity

In this joint session with Rosetta we will be discussing the benefits and problems that arise from working interdisiplinarily. Join us for a fun roundtable discussion, complete with biscuits!

Rosetta

Wednesday 11th February – A change to our advertised programme

A change to the programme and a different room!

Wednesday 11th February 2015 2.30-3.30pm

Danford Room, Second Floor, Arts Building

‘What’s Next?’ Plans for after the PhD

 

Considering what to do after your degree? Thinking about jobs outside academia?

Join us for a discussion about your options and share your plans for the future over juice and biscuits!

Plans

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Wednesday 11th and Wednesday 25th February

CFP: Research Presentation Sessions on 11th February and 11th March.

If you have a paper you would like to present at EMREM and the chance for feedback in a friendly environment, please send your ideas to emremforum@googlemail.com

Wednesday 25th February 2015 2.30-3.30pm

Fage Library, Second Floor, Arts Building

Joint Session with Rosetta Forum: Roundtable on Interdisciplinarity

In this joint session with Rosetta we will be discussing the benefits and problems that arise from working interdisiplinarily. Join us for a fun roundtable discussion, complete with biscuits!

Rosetta

Semester Two Programme

Semester Two Programme

Wednesday 28th January 2015 2.30-3.30pm

Fage Library, Second Floor, Arts Building

Digital Wizardry

Wednesday 11th February 2015 2.30-3.30pm

 Danford Room, Second Floor, Arts Building

Research Presentation Session

Wednesday 25th February 2015 2.30-3.30pm

Fage Library, Second Floor, Arts Building

Joint Session with Rosetta Forum

Wednesday 11th March 2015 2.30-3.30pm

Fage Library, Second Floor, Arts Building

Research Presentation Session

Wednesday 25th March 2015 5pm-

 Bratby Bar, Staff House

Pub Quiz

To be Confirmed

A Tuesday at 5.30 after Reading Week

Joint session with Rosetta Forum

A date for your diary

EMREM Annual Symposium, Body and Soul 7th/8th May

Deadline for abstracts 1st March

 Semester 2

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Accessibility Information for the Symposium

The EMREM Postgraduate Forum

Annual Symposium

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May 2015

Accessibility Information

The conference sessions will be held in the Arts Building. The Access Guide (with information about, and pictures of, entrances, parking and lifts) can be found here:

http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/university-of-birmingham/arts-building-2

Getting to the University of Birmingham

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions/getting-here-edgbaston.aspx

Accessibility

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