British Medieval Architecture
Black Death The Movie
May 28th sees the cinema release of Black Death, a new historical thriller starring Sean Bean.
Plague-ridden medieval England: Bodies lie scattered in their hundreds, the country is in turmoil. One hope remains, rumours of a village that is unaffected by the deadly disease. As God’s ambassador, young monk Osmund (Eddie Redmayne) is tasked in leading the fearsome knight Ulrich (Sean Bean) and his group of mercenaries to the remote village. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer - someone able to bring the dead back to life. Their journey is treacherous and filled with danger; encountering deadly bandits and vicious witch-burnings that will put their faith to the ultimate test. Though it’s upon entering the village that their true horror begins... From Christopher Smith, director of cult hits Creep, Severance and Triangle, comes a brutal and terrifying epic that guarantees to chill the blood and stir the soul.
Please note: I cannot comment on the historical content of this movie, but it is refreshing that the Black Death has made an appearance in a British film. I personally look forward to watching this film on its release on May 28th.
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Now in its fifteenth year, Histfest provides an ideal forum for presenting postgraduate research at any stage of progress to a supportive and constructive audience. The conference welcomes papers from any field of historical research and related disciplines. This year we are also inviting submissions of poster displays.
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Cultural Histories: Close Readings, Critical Syntheses, Annual Conference of the International Society for Cultural History
ISCH Annual Conference 2010: University of Turku, Finland
King’s College London
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The aim of the conference is to examine interdisciplinary approaches to history and to identify how collaborative work between ancillary disciplines can improve and redefine historical writing.
CALL FOR PAPERS - Writing Central Eastern Europe
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(Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism - A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference, Cardiff University
CALL FOR PAPERS
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Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions
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