Month: January 2022

Landscape, Cosmology and Cosmography

Shifting Landscapes of the Medieval World is underway! The first seminar of the series (on Wednesday 19th January 2022) addressed Landscape as Cosmology, Prof. Renaud Gagné (Faculty of Classics, Cambridge) focussing the discussion with his thought-provoking contribution, ‘Weaving the World: Altars and Cosmography in Greek Sanctuaries’. Reading the late antique world through sacrifical landscapes, he illustrated how new sacred worlds…

Welcome to Shifting Landscapes of the Medieval World

Welcome! Shifting Landscapes of the Medieval World is a seminar series at the University of Cambridge run by Prof Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Dr Miranda Griffin. In our research, we are both interested in the role and representation of landscape in the European Middle Ages. Although the word ‘landscape’ entered English in the sixteenth century, the concept of the land…