The Research Seminar usually meets on Fridays at 3pm in the Arts One Building, Mile End Campus (see below for rooms). Papers last 45 minutes and are preceded by tea in The Gallery and followed by discussion.
Friday 28 October 2016, 14.15
Anthony J. Lappin, National University of Ireland Maynooth
'From Master of the Military Order to the Warrior King: the development and reception of Ramón Llull's proposals for the reform and restructuring of the military orders'
Respondant: Joan Santanach i Suñol, Universitat de Barcelona
Anthony John Lappin is research professor at Maynooth University, Ireland, and was recently an EURIAS fellow at Uppsala Institute of Advanced Research. He has maintained current interests in early vernacular and medieval Latin, and on the interest medieval Christians took in Islam during the Middle Ages. He has recently edited the Alchoran latinus of 1143, the earliest complete translation of the Qur'an that survives; and is currently working (with Rosa Vidal Doval) on an edition and translation of the Fortalitium fidei by Alfonso de Espina.
Joan Santanach (1973) is lecturer at University of Barcelona. His research has explored cultural and literary context in Medieval Catalonia, with a special attention on Ramon Llull and his works. He has published different studies on this subject, and the critical edition of two Ramon Llull’s titles: the Doctrina pueril (NEORL, 2005; german translation, 2009; english translation in process, by Dr. John Dagenais) and the Romanç d’Evast e Blaquerna, with Dr. Albert Soler (NEORL, 2009; english translation in process, by Dr. Robert D. Hughes). He has published, at Tamesis Books, the book Ramon Llull as a Vernacular Writer, written in cooperation with Dr. Lola Badia and Dr. Albert Soler. He is also interested in Medieval Cooking. He has published critical editions of several Catalan cookbooks written in the Middle Ages, such as the Llibre de Sent Soví (The Book of Sent Soví; english translation: Tamesis Books - Barcino, 2008), the Llibre de totes maneres de confits (The Book of all Kinds of Candied Fruits; Barcino, 2003) and the Llibre d’aparellar de menjar (The Book of Food Preparation; Millennium, 2014).