Global Middle Ages Faculty Research Group @ The University of Sydney – 2017 Seminar Program

The Global Middle Ages Faculty Research Group emerged out of the research interests of a dynamic group of academics at The University of Sydney who are working on the medieval and early modern period from a non-Eurocentric perspective. Our group is especially interested in studying the cultural productions and material conditions of a number of different Medieval and Early Modern empires and civilizations, as well as in exploring the historical, economic, intellectual, religious interactions and exchanges between them and Europe.

The seminar series takes place in Kevin Lee Room in the Quadrangle A14:


For a full list of abstracts please go to the Global Middle Ages in Sydney website:

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Dr Mark Strange (ANU, College of Asia and the Pacific)
“Historical Method in Eleventh-Century China”

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Dr James Kane (FASS-SLAM, Department of English, University of Sydney)
“Criminal crusaders? The yellow cross of penance and the punishment of heresy in thirteenth-century Occitania”

Monday, 15 May 2017

Prof Constant J. Mews (Monash University)
“Rethinking Religious History in Global Perspective: Songlines, Sacred Stories and Theologies”

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Dr Michael Abraham-Sprod (FASS-SLC, Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies)
“Sanctifying God’s Name: The Ethos of Jewish Martyrdom in Medieval Ashkenaz (Germany)”

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Prof Anne Dunlop (University of Melbourne)
“Mongol Eurasia and Cangrande’s Silk Suit”

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Prof Dominique Barbe (University of Noumea, New Caledonia)
“Oceania in the Middle Ages: A Connected World”