Uncertain Knowledge in the Middle Ages

What are the forms in which later medieval thinkers articulate epistemological scepticism, relativism and doubt? Is it possible to voice different forms of uncertainty in different institutional contexts and languages? An interdisciplinary conference bringing into dialogue historians of philosophy, theology, history and literature.

  • About the project
  • Programme
  • Papers: Mishtooni Bose (Christ Church, Oxford); Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania); Dallas Denery (Bowdoin College); Sarah Kay (Princeton University); Hester Gelber (Stanford University); Kantik Ghosh (Trinity College, Oxford); Christophe Grellard (University of Paris, Sorbonne); Daniel Hobbins (Ohio State University); Dominik Perler (Humboldt University, Berlin); Riccardo Quinto (Padua University); Lesley Smith (Harris Manchester College, Oxford); Karen Sullivan (Bard College); Eileen Sweeney (Boston College); Nicolette Zeeman (King’s College, Cambridge)
  • Booking Form: Word format; PDF format
  • Credit card payment form: Word format; PDF format
  • Postgraduates: entrance at a reduced fee of £30 is available to up to four graduate students. Students need to apply directly to the organisers by 31 January, providing a 250-word description of why the conference is especially relevant to their research.
  • Contacts


  • Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Mishtooni Bose (Christ Church, Oxford)
  • Dallas Denery (Bowdoin College)
  • Kantik Ghosh (Trinity College, Oxford)
  • Nicolette Zeeman (King’s College, Cambridge)

Organised with support from: The British Academy; Faculty of English, University of Cambridge; King's College, Cambridge; Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature.