On Wednesday, 4th December at 6pm, Dr Jaclyn Rajsic will give a colloquium:
Revising the British Past in some Fifteenth-Century Genealogical Rolls.
Dr Rajsic is currently a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the School of English at Birmingham City University, where she is helping to research and design a bilingual thesaurus database of Anglo-Norman and Middle English words used in daily life from c. 1200–c. 1450. The project aims to provide fresh insight into the development of and interactions between the medieval French and English languages at a time of their overlapping presence and use, and hopes to be able to shed light on questions of code-switching and language borrowing. She completed her D.Phil. in English at the University of Oxford in January 2013. Her doctoral thesis examined the ideological role and textual re-shaping of mythical British history in short chronicles and genealogies of England’s kings written in Anglo-Norman, Latin and English from the twelfth to the fifteenth century. She continues her research on Brut history and genealogical rolls alongside her postdoctoral work.
The talk will take place at 6pm in the Parlour at Magdalene. All are very welcome to come for dinner afterwards at a local restaurant, although unfortunately, due to transport issues, the speaker will not be able to join us this time as per usual.