The Medium Ævum Lecture, delivered by a distinguished medievalist every year during the Society's General Meeting, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2018. To mark this occasion, the next Lecture and AGM will form part of a one-day colloquium, Medieval Life Writing: Principles and Practice, to take place at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, on Friday 29th June 2018.  We are delighted to announce that the Medium Ævum Lecturer for 2018 will be Professor Janet Nelson. Details and all updates will be available here.

 

The Annual Lectures

2018 Janet Nelson
MÆ Annual Lecture, Meeting and Colloquium - Medieval Life Writing - in Celebration of the Lecture's 60th Anniversary
Harris Manchester College, Oxford - Friday 29 June, 2018
2017 Kathryn Kerby-Fulton
Literary Networks of the Vicars Choral and the Clerical Proletariat in Late Medieval York
Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, Nottingham - Saturday 06 May, 2017
2016 Liz Herbert McAvoy
Gerald's Hard Country: Representations of Landscape and Enclosure in the Itinerarium Kambriae
Cardiff University - Saturday 16 April, 2016
2015 Andy Orchard
Mightier than the Sword? Grasping the Point of the Anglo-Saxon Riddle Tradition
Bancroft Building, Queen Mary, University of London - Saturday 09 May, 2015
2014 Robert Bartlett
Gervase of Tilbury and International Courtly Culture
University of Lincoln - Saturday 03 May, 2014
2013 Nigel Palmer
Gospel Meditations in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-century Europe: Three Voices from the Upper Rhine
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol - Saturday 18 May, 2013
2012 Helen Cooper
The Ends of Story-telling
University of Durham - Saturday 19 May, 2012
2011 Sarah Medlam
Estate and Precedence: The Form and Function of Beds in Medieval Households
Lincoln College, Oxford - Tuesday 12 April, 2011
2010 M. Michèle Mulchahey
How the Dominican Order Dealt with Error within its Own Ranks: Unsanctioned Publication and the Censure of Durand of St-Pourçain
Lincoln College, Oxford - Friday 16 April, 2010
2009 Alixe Bovey
Ludic Margins: the Gravity of Play in Gothic Manuscripts
Lincoln College, Oxford - Friday 03 April, 2009
2008 Miri Rubin
Mary of the Europeans: Emotion and Devotion
St. Hilda's College, Oxford - Saturday 08 March, 2008
2007 Alan Deyermond
'These things are figures of the true': Uses of Biblical Typology in Medieval Spanish Literature
St. Hilda's College, Oxford - Saturday 10 March, 2007
2006 Éamonn Ó Carragáin
'The Dream of the Rood' and Eighth-Century Northumbria
Mansfield College, Oxford - Saturday 11 March, 2006
2005 Sarah Kay
The Place of Thought in Late Medieval Didactic Literature: The Case of Christine de Pizan
Mansfield College, Oxford - Saturday 05 March, 2005
2004 Anne Hudson
Robustissimus Antichristi Achilles: Thomas Netter, Wyclif and the Lollards
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 28 February, 2004
2003 Mary Carruthers
Learning to Read the Hard Way (Peter of Celle: "On Afflication and Reading")
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 22 February, 2003
2002 Margaret Bent
The Musical Stanzas in Martin le Franc's Le champion des dames
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 02 March, 2002
2001 Maurice Keen
Medieval History: Angevin England through Medieval Eyes
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 24 February, 2001
2000 Peter Dronke
Imagery of Dance in Early Medieval Europe
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 04 March, 2000
1999 Reinhard Strohm
Late Medieval Song
University College, Oxford - Saturday 06 March, 1999
1998 Ian Michael
Private Book-Collecting in Spain from St Isidore (570-636) to the Marquis of Santillana (1398-1458)
Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 28 February, 1998
1997 David Rees
Language and National Identity in the British Isles 1100-1400
University College, Oxford - Saturday 22 February, 1997
1996 Michael Lapidge
Byrhtferth and his Books
Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 24 February, 1996
1995 Dennis Green
On Recognising and Failing to Recognise Signals to Irony and Fiction in Court Literature
Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 25 February, 1995
1994 Linda M. Paterson
Editing Medieval Lyric Poetry: Marcabru's D'aisso lau Dieu
St. John's College, Oxford - Saturday 26 February, 1994
1993 C. David Benson
Images and Audience: Piers Plowman and Wallpainting
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 06 March, 1993
1992 Patrick Boyde
Blossoming Garden & Circling Melody: a reading of Paradiso XXIII
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Wednesday 19 February, 1992
1991 Alexander Murray
Excommunication and Conscience in the Middle Ages
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 16 February, 1991
1990 Jill Mann
The Owl and the Nightingale
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 24 February, 1990
1989 Alan Deyermond
The Individual Voice in Medieval Spanish Prose
St. Hilda's College, Oxford - Saturday 11 March, 1989
1988 Tony Hunt
Anglo-Norman Medicine
St. Hilda's College, Oxford - Saturday 05 March, 1988
1987 Stephen White
Justice and Judgement at the Court of King Arthur: The Trial of Guinevere
St. Hilda's College, Oxford - Saturday 14 March, 1987
1986 Alastair Minnis
Towards a History of Medieval Theory and Criticism
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 15 March, 1986
1985 G.R. Evans
Literal and Metaphorical in the Bible
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 09 March, 1985
1984 Damasus Trapp
Thomas More and the Visual Arts
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 03 March, 1984
1983 Leslie Seiffert
God's Amnesty: Hartmann's Gregorius and the Vie du Pape Saint Gregoire
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 05 March, 1983
1982 Peter Dronke
The Writings of Marguerite Porete
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford - Saturday 13 March, 1982
1981 Douglas Gray
Tribute to Professor Jack Bennett
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford - Saturday 14 March, 1981
1980 Henry Mayr-Harting
The Bamberg MSS of c.1000AD and the God of the World
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford - Saturday 15 March, 1980
1979 Dominica Legge
William Marshall and Arthur of Britanny: A Detective Story
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 17 March, 1979
1978 Janet Coleman
Fourteenth-century Theology. Piers Plowman and some Radical Franciscans
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 11 March, 1978
1977 R.W.V. Elliott
By Hylle and by Vale in the Gawain Country
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 12 March, 1977
1976 Robert B. Patterson
The Countesses of Gloucester and the status of women in Norman and Angevin England
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 13 March, 1976
1975 Giles Constable
Petrarch and Monasticism
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 15 March, 1975
1974 T.B.W. Reid
The Right to Emend
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 16 March, 1974
1973 Colin Hardie
Allegory in the Divina Commedia: the Epistle to Cangrande
St. Peter's College, Oxford - Saturday 17 March, 1973
1972 F.P. Pickering
Medieval Patterns of History
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 11 March, 1972
1971 David Luscombe
The pseudo-Denys in the West
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 13 March, 1971
1970 K. Ugawa
Peasant Holding and Inheritance Custom in Medieval England: A Comparative Study
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 14 March, 1970
1969 Beatrice White
Medieval English Literature: Heads and Tales
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 15 March, 1969
1968 Rachel Bromwich
Dafydd ap Gwilym: a Welsh Contemporary of Chaucer
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 16 March, 1968
1967 J.E. Cross
The Conception of the old English Phoenix
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 18 March, 1967
1966 E. Talbot Donaldson
Approaches to Chaucer
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 19 March, 1966
1965 J.J.G. Alexander
Anglo-Saxon Illumination and the Continent in the 11th Century
Taylorian Institute, Oxford - Saturday 13 March, 1965
1964 Marie Thérèse d'Alverny
Dante and Wisdom
Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 21 March, 1964
1963 E.F. Jacob
A Mediaeval Bishop of Norwich: Dr Thomas Brouns
Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 16 March, 1963
1962 James J. Murphy
Rhetoric in Fourteenth Century Oxford
New Room, Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 17 March, 1962
1961 Alfred Ewert
The Twelfth Century Renaissance in French Literature
New Room, Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 11 March, 1961
1960 K.B. McFarlane
The Lollard Knights
New Common Room, Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 12 March, 1960
1959 Eugène Vinaver
Tradition and Design in Twelfth-century French Romance
Upper Bursary, Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 07 March, 1959
1958 Nora Chadwick
The Earliest Records of the British Heroic Age
Upper Bursary, Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 08 March, 1958