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Spring 2014 public lectures

At the University of York there are many interesting talks, lectures and workshops taking place throughout the year; many of which the History of Department present. I just wanted to encourage anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and learning something new to have a look at the variety of talks and attend one!

I have been to a couple of these presentations, and have found them extremely helpful. Whether you’re in first or third year, there will be a talk for you! There’s a talk coming up next week which I am attending, and I think it will prove beneficial towards my dissertation and current module research, and plus because it’s focused on something that I am really interested in! The talk is presented by Dr Meg Boulton (who was a tutor of mine in my first year) and is titled: ‘City of God, city of gold: the symbolic of ecclesiastical ornament in the early Church’. ( I happened to come across this by pure chance, and I am really grateful that I did – I cannot wait to attend!

So check out the following links to see if any up-and-coming talks sparked your interest!



Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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