The Junior Research Group is holding a special session on hunger and famine in medieval societies as part of the International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The session is organized in two panels which aim to explore the causes, courses, and consequences of famines in the Middle Ages. There is a special focus on adverse climate impacts, which, along with changing social, economic, and political conditions, often exacerbated food crises and resulted in famines. The International Medieval Congress will be held at the University of Leeds from July 4 to 7, 2016. Click here for more information.