Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Durham University Postgraduate Discussion Group’s Annual Conference: "Recognising Beauty in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance"

Registration is now open for Durham University PG Discussion Group's annual conference, due to take place from 23-24th June 2011, and they welcome all postgraduates and post-doctoral researchers working on the medieval and Renaissance periods.  Registration is free - but you need to register by 13th June.

Thursday 23rd June will see three panels of three speakers each, addressing various aspects and manifestations of ‘beauty’ in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and culminating in a keynote address to be given by Professor Mary Carruthers (New York University, and All Souls’, Oxford). Reflecting their inter-disciplinary ethos, the conference will feature UK and international postgraduate speakers from various Arts and Humanities backgrounds. The event will take place in Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral, with a buffet lunch in St John’s College.

On the morning of Friday 24th June a selection of Durham’s medieval manuscripts will be a displayed from 10-11am, presented by Professor Richard Gameson (Durham University).

For more information, visit, or contact the Chairman of the group, Jamie McKinstry, at

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