Calendar of Activities

Conferences, colloquia and seminars.
Future activities
Past activities
  • Guest lecture: Dr James Willoughby (New College, Oxford),  ‘The Chronicle of Ralph of Coggeshall: Publication and Censorship in Angevin England’, Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 16:15 in Room D112 at Topelia (Unioninkatu 38, D). 
  • On 29.5-2.6.2022 the project workshops with Dr James Willoughby (New College, Oxford) on our database and research.
  • Authorial Publishing in the Middle Ages, c.400–1500, a conference organized by the project together with the project Authorial Publication in Early Medieval Europe, c.400–1000 (Academy of Finland), 18–20 July 2022, Jesus College, Oxford, UK.
  • Valentina Rovere, “The three crowns,” the Church and the Em­pire. Seven lectures on Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio. Lecture series at the University of Helsinki, Thu 11. February - Thu 4. March 2021. Read more:

  • Au­thorial pub­lish­ing from the Car­ol­ing­ian period to the Renais­sance, a colloquium organized by the project with the project Authorial Publication in the Early Medieval Period (Academy of Finland) and the University of Helsinki, 29 and 30 October 2020. The papers by the MedPub team were: 

  • Lauri Leinonen, Contextualizing the publication of Dudo of Saint-Quentin’s Historia Normannorum 

    Samu Niskanen, From a publishing author to a public authority: Anselm at the council of Bari (1098) 

    Jakub Kujawinski, Nicolas Trevet’s Commentary on the Psalms (1317–21): the process of publishing in manuscript

    Valentina Rovere, To publish after one’s death: the transmission of Boccaccio’s Latin works from Santo Spirito to humanistic libraries

  • Valentina Rovere, ‘Nelle biblioteche dei primi lettori di Boccaccio: la più antica circolazione delle opere latine’, presented at the American Boccaccio Association 4th Triennial Conference, University of Madison-Wisconsin, 3–5 October 2019.

  • Samu Niskanen and Lauri Leinonen: ‘Authorial Publishing in the Middle Ages’, Digital Humanities Research Seminar, University of Helsinki, 19 September, 2019.

  • Jakub Kujawiński, ‘Alle soglie della storiografia. Miscellanea storiografica come forma di scrittura storica nel Mezzogiorno’, presented at the conference "La storia e la sua scrittura: dalla prassi alla regola, dalla formalizzazione alla professionalizzazione (secc. XII - XVI in.)", Rome, 16–18 September 2019.

  • Samu Niskanen, ‘Anselm, rationalistic theology, and the papacy’ in the conference Anselm of Canterbury: Nature, Order and the Divine, University of Durham, 9–11 July, 2019 (10th July).

  • In 2019 our annual colloquium with invited speakers was organized in collaboration with the Centre of Medieval Literature of the University of Odense, 25 and 26 April 2019. The papers by the MedPub team were:

    Samu Niskanen: Publishing, rationalistic theology and papacy in the eleventh century

    Jakub Kujawiński: Late medieval libraries as a means of publishing?

    Valentina Rovere: Manuscripts at dawn: the first circulation of Boccaccio’s Latin works

    Lauri Leinonen: Published vs. unpublished? William of Jumièges, William of Poitiers and publication in 11th-century Normandy

    Read more about CML Workshop
  • A session at Dies Mediaevales, Jyväskylä, 29 March 2019.

    Chair: Jaakko Tahkokallio

    Samu Niskanen: Authorial publication, the papacy, and related crises

    Lauri Leinonen: Networks of Publishing in the Anglo-Norman World

    Jakub Kujawiński: Preventing crises: the supervision of friars’ publishing in the mendicant orders

    Read more about Dies Mediaevales 2019 and the session
  • Samu Niskanen, 'Authorial publishing in Medieval Scandinavia: Latin Authors', invited paper in the kick-off conference of Modes of Modification -project, University of Oslo, 29 November 2018.

    Read more about Modes of Modification kick-off conference
  • Jakub Kujawiński, Presentation of the Medieval Publishing -project, 4th Nordic Network for Renaissance Studies Conference, University of Helsinki, 28 September 2018.
  • A project session at the Intenational Medieval Congress, Leeds, 3 July 2018.

    Chair: Jakub Kujawiński

    Samu Niskanen: Papal Authority and Publishing in the Late 11th Century

    Jaakko Tahkokallio: Publishing and Disseminating Historical Works in the Anglo-Norman World

    Lauri Leinonen: Database of Literary Dedications and Commissions: Problems and Prospects

    Read more about IMC 2018 and the session
  • Pub­lish­ing and Par­a­text in the Me­di­eval and Early Mod­ern Peri­ods, a colloquium organized by the project with the University of Helsinki and the University of Turku, Helsinki, 11 and 12 June 2018. 

    Read more
  • Samu Niskanen, keynote address ‘Publishing in the Aftermath of the Berengar Controversy: Anselm's Monologion and Proslogion’, in the conference  St. Anselm of Aosta, Bec and Canterbury: Theologian, Statesman, Administrator, Teacher, Houston, Texas, 4–5 May 2018.
  • Jakub Kujawiński, ‘Manuscript evidence in research on medieval publishing. A report on an ongoing Project’, 9th Book Historical Week, Jyväskylä, 24 March 2018.
  • Lauri Leinonen, ‘Medieval Publishing from c. 1000 to 1500 – Medieval Publication Database’,  Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2018, Helsinki, 7–9 March 2018.
  • Jakub Kujawiński, ‘Co oznacza „publikować” w kulturze rękopiśmiennej? [What did publishing mean in a culture of manuscripts?]’, National Library of Poland, Warsaw, 1 December 2017.
  • Jaakko Tahkokallio, ‘Strength in (small) numbers? Quantitative approaches to medieval manuscripts’, Dies Medievales, University of Tampere on 17 November 2017.
  • Jakub Kujawiński, ‘L’avvento dei Normanni come tema della storiografia meridionale’, Convegno internazionale di studi La conquista e l’insediamento dei Normanni e le città del Mezzogiorno italiano, Salerno-Amalfi, 10–11 November 2017.
  • Jakub Kujawiński, ‘Prologues as witnesses to medieval historians’ publication strategies’, MedPub workshop, Helsinki, 6 November 2017.
  • Lauri Leinonen, ‘Paavin maallisen vallan perustelu: näkökulmia 1000-luvun kirjallisiin todellisuuksiin [The rationale for papal temporal power: perspectives in eleventh-century literary realities]', Villa Lanten ystävät, Helsinki, 31 October 2017.
  • Samu Niskanen, ‘Peregrinatio Antiochie per Vrbanum papam facta: its transmission and publication’, Colloquium of the TRALMAR project, Accademia di Danimarca, Rome on 26 July 2017.
  • Samu Niskanen, ‘Medieval Literary Networks as Statistical Data’, Heldig Digital Humanities Summit 2017, University of Helsinki on 18 October 2017.
  • Jaakko Tahkokallio, ‘Miten lanseerata best seller 1100-luvulla? Geoffrey Monmouthlaisen (k. 1152) julkaisutoiminta [How to launch a bestseller in the twelfth century? The publishing activities of Geoffrey of Monmouth]’, National Finnish Conference on History Research on 21 October 2017. 
  • Samu Niskanen, ‘The identification of the treatises of Ralph of Battle: man against machine’ and ‘Uuden kirjallisuuden julkaisemisesta keskiajalla [On the publication of original literature in the Middle Ages]’, National Finnish Conference on History Research on 19 and 21 October 2017 respectively.
  • Jakub Kujawiński, ‘Publishing in a world of handwritten books: a preliminary survey into medieval historians’ publication strategies’, Humboldt-Kolleg, Helsinki, 27 October 2017.