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Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades Inaugural Symposium: Diversity

Geoffrey Manton LT5, 10th February, 10am – 4pm followed by a wine reception
Attendance is free, but please book a place on the Eventbrite page: https://history-diversity-symposium.eventbrite.com

The day will comprise two sessions on papers investigating the diversity of the crusades and crusading in Europe, the Mediterranean and the East.

Schedule:
10.00: Registration, Tea & Coffee
10.30: Keynote Lecture

  • From Clermont to Mexico: The Changing Goals, Participation and Organisation of Crusading, 11th to 16th Centuries (Alan Murray – Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds)

11.30: Session 1

  • Bloodless Turks and Sanguine Crusaders: Racial Diversity in William of Malmesbury’s Account Urban II’s Sermon at Clermont (James Titterton, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds)
  • The Türkmen and the Crusades in Anatolia (Jason Roche, Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • The Diverse Portrayals of Richard the Lionheart in Crusade Narratives (Mark McCabe, University of Huddersfield)
  • The Non-noble Cavalrymen of the Fourth Crusade: The Role of the Mounted Sergeant (Jack Beaman, The University of Nottingham)

1.00-2.00: Lunch in the Atrium (provided)
2.00: Session 2

  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Providers of Medical Care During Crusades to the Eastern Mediterranean, 1095-1274 (Joanna Phillips, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds)
  • Diversifying Christianity in the Crusader States and the ordo(s) of Jerusalem (Adam Simmons, Lancaster University)
  • Diverse Articles of Inquiry: Episcopal Censure and the Redemption of English Crusaders (Ian Bass, Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Narrative Inconsistency in Philippe de Mézières’ Accounts of the Alexandria Crusade, 1365 (Timothy Owens, University of St Andrews)

3.30: Roundtable Q&A followed by a Wine Reception – Please indicate attendance to wine reception by booking a separate ticket on Eventbrite.

Sponsored by the History Research Centre and the Royal Historical Society.