Category Archives: ILCR Research Lecture

Professor Thomas Gallanis Lecture and Masterclass

The ILCR is pleased to welcome Professor Thomas Gallanis (Associate Dean for Research, Allan D. Vestal Chair in Law and Professor of History at the University of Iowa) as a senior visiting fellow. Professor Gallanis will give the following lecture and masterclass:

Lecture: Thurs, 20 April, 1-2pm, Old Class Library, Dept. of Medieval History, 69-71 South Street (lunch will now be available in Professor John Hudson’s office in the Department of Medieval History at 12.30)
“What Happened to English Constitutional History?”

Masterclass: Fri 21 April, 2-4pm, Old Seminar Room, Dept. of Medieval History, 69-71 South Street
“Bloody Code, Bloody Historians” Recommended advance reading is available here and here.

‘Law and Literature’ Lecture

The Annual ILCR ‘Law and Literature’ Lecture will take place on Monday 17 April, at 5.15pm in Parliament Hall.


‘Thomas Hobbes and the Norman Conquest’ Professor George Garnett, (University of Oxford) 


The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Professor Garnett is a medievalist with interests ranging well into the early modern period. He has published a large study of the impact of the Norman Conquest on notions of kingship, succession, and tenure; a briefer introduction to the Conquest; and several essays on these and related themes. He also works on political thought in a more conventional sense: he has published an edition of Vindiciae, contra tyrannos, the highly influential sixteenth-century Huguenot resistance treatise, and a study of the role of providential history in the thought of the fourteenth-century Italian theorist and anti-papal publicist, Marsilius of Padua.

Lorena Atzeri visit

The ILCR’s 2017 Candlemas semester events begin with a visit from Lorena Atzeri (Milan).

On Monday 30 January Dr Atzeri will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Infamy and Exclusion in Late Antiquity (Roman and Early Canon Law)’ (5.15, Old Class Library, Department of Medieval History).

On Tuesday 31 January Dr Atzeri will hold a workshop on ‘Religious dissidents and infamy in Late Antique legislation and Early Canon law’ (12.30pm for lunch in Rm 11, 71 South Street, workshop begins at 1pm in the Old Class Library).

The suggested primary reading for the workshop is a section of the Theodosian Code, available here and here (English trans).

The suggested secondary reading is: Banfi, Garnsey, and Humfress.