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					                        Charity and the City: Medieval to Early Modern
                      Hughes Hall, Cambridge, Thursday 23 September 2010

A workshop for postgraduate students and early career researchers, organized by the Voluntary Action
History Society New Researchers Committee and supported by the Economic History Society. There is no
registration fee, but if you wish to attend please contact Elma Brenner at ehob2@cam.ac.uk.

10:00          Registration; tea and coffee (Atrium)

10:30          Sarah Squire, President of Hughes Hall, and Dr Elma Brenner: Welcome (Pavilion
               Room)

10:45-11:45    Session 1: The Hospital in its Urban Context (Moderator: Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw)
               Dr Elena Taddia (Wellcome Trust grantholder, Paris), ‘Power, Philanthropy and
               Children in Early Modern Genoa’
               Lisbeth Rodrigues (University of Minho, Portugal), ‘The Portuguese Renaissance
               Hospital and the City (Nossa Senhora do Pópulo, 1485–1580)’

11.45-12:15    Tea, coffee, biscuits (Atrium)

12:15-13:15    Session 2: Guilds, Piety and the Poor in the Late Medieval City (Moderator: tbc)

               Gustavs Strenga (Queen Mary, University of London / Albert-Ludwigs Universität
               Freiburg), ‘Charity as a Form of Remembrance: Memoria and Charity in the Late
               Medieval Livonian Towns’
               Laura Crombie (University of Glasgow), ‘Crossbows and Charity: The Ghent
               Crossbow Guild of Saint George and its Charity’

13:15-14:15    Lunch (Pfeiffer Room)

14:15-15:45    Session 3: Attitudes and Ideas Shaping Urban Charity: From Religion to Philosophy
               (Moderator: Dr David Adams)
               Dr Matthew Mesley (University of East Anglia), ‘Sanctifying Charity: Wards and
               Almsgiving in Thirteenth-Century Lincoln’
               Steve Ridge (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL), ‘Primitive
               Christianity and Experimental Philosophy: The Nature of Charity According to John
               Bellers (1654–1725)’

               Lars Kjaer (Faculty of History, Cambridge), ‘The Policies of the Plate: Alms and
               Abstinence in Thirteenth-Century England’

15:45-16:15    Tea, coffee, biscuits (Atrium)

16:15-17:45    Roundtable discussion led by Professor John Henderson (Birkbeck, University of
               London)

18:00-19:00    Drinks reception (Pfeiffer Room)

				
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