Reading Group

Committed to fostering inclusive, exciting conversations, NetMAR runs a reading group open to all researchers and scholars interested in some of the different aspects covered by NetMAR. 

This year’s reading group runs under the broad theme of Arts & Rituals in the Medieval Period and Beyond and is organised by SDU.

The first meeting of the NetMAR Reading Group took place on 16 September 2021 at SDU, with some members joining online. The conversation centred around Jan Assmann’s Religion and Cultural Memory (trans. Rodney Livingstone; Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006). The text was introduced by Dr Nils Holger Petersen (SDU).

The next three meetings are all taking place online, via Zoom (through the following link: and each is focusing on a different author and text.

The sessions have been scheduled as follows:

  1. Thursday, 9 December 2021 – Caroline Walker Bynum
  2. Thursday, 10 February 2022 – Nils Holger Petersen
  3. Thursday, 24 March 2022 – T. S. Eliot

Should you wish to become involved, please e-mail Dr Christos Hadjiyiannis ( and/or Dr Chiara D’Agostini (