Camedieval is a joint project between the two medieval graduate student workshops in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge.

Our workshops deal with all aspects of the medieval world.

GEMS (the Graduate Early Medieval Seminar) covers the period before c.1050.

CALM (the Central and Late Medieval History Workshop) covers the following period down to c.1500.

Our workshops meet weekly or bi-weekly during the Cambridge term. We are friendly spaces for graduate students to present their academic research to an audience of their peers, to refine works in progress, and to practice the art of delivering academic papers. We are based in and funded by the Cambridge Faculty of History, but our research presentations cover the full range of medieval cultures, economies, literature, politics, material cultures, political and social thought, religions, and reception.

The workshops are an academic forum where graduate medievalists can learn the skills of the trade. Camedieval is a different, more expansive sort of space, where we invite all medievalists to join us in grappling with the political and personal connections between medieval history and the emergencies of modernity.

Camedieval is run and edited by the six convenors of the medieval workshops during the academic year 2020-21. We are doctoral students from three different Cambridge departments with a wide range of expertise in medieval history:

Matt Hassall

GEMS Convenor

PhD, History

Matt works on political debate, propaganda, and intertextuality in the sixth-century Roman empire.

Savannah Pine

CALM Convenor

PhD, History

Savannah works on ritual brotherhood and masculinity in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century France.

Angus Russell

CALM Convenor

PhD, Slavonic Studies

Angus works on the transmission of Mongol institutional models to Moscow across the long fifteenth century.

Joe McCarthy

GEMS Convenor

PhD, Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

Joe works on vernacular religious and history writing in early medieval Ireland and England.

Teresa Barucci

CALM Convenor

PhD, History

Teresa works on the construction, expression, and significance of social identity in late medieval France.

Laura Bailey

CALM Convenor

PhD, History

Laura works on literary representations of Celtic space in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Britain.


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