International Network

MAD at Louisville

July 31, 2014

MAD, the international Medieval Animal Data-Network, founded at our department in 2005 and since then supported by us, held its biannual conference on May 6 and 7, 2014 at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, on “(Un)Expected Animals in (Un)Expected Places in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period.” It was organized and hosted by the Medieval and Renaissance Research Group (MEDREN) of the University of Louisville, with particular contribution of Mónica Ann Walker, who is assistant professor for Medieval Art History at the Hite Art Institute of this university and an alumna of our

Richard Hodges travels to Visegrad

January 30, 2013

Richard Hodges, rector of the American University of Rome was a keynote speaker of the conference ‘Pirenne 150: Perception, Reflection, Historiography’ (15-16 November 2012). The conference was convened on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henri Pirenne. Professor Hodges is an outstanding expert of late ancient and early medieval archaeology.

International Medieval Congress, Leeds 2011

October 11, 2011

The special thematic strand of the 2011 Leeds Medieval Congress was “Poor...Rich”. As usual, many CEU faculty members, former and current students presented papers at various sessions. The keynote lectures were delivered by Samuel K. Cohn Jr., Robin Fleming and Chistopher Dyer. A special session, with the contribution of Gábor Klaniczay discussed the contribution of Michel Mollat to the research of medieval poverty.

Medieval Conference, Lleida 2011

July 10, 2011

The Consolidated Medieval Studies Research Group “Space, Power and Culture” ( at the University of Lleida organised a multidisciplinary medieval congress between 28 June and 1 July 2011.

International Medieval Congress, Leeds 2010

July 20, 2010

The special thematic strand of the 2010 Leeds congress "Travel and exploration" was coordinated by Felicitas Schmieder, recurrent visiting professor at the Medieval Studies Department. The congress, with its over 400 sessions, attracted more than 1,500 participants, among them several faculty members, current, and former students of the Department. As in each year, Gerhard Jaritz organized numerous sessions on topics such as business networks in late medieval society, the network of medieval roads, and a round table exploring medieval attitudes to cats.