2012

The MRC sponsored the following conference sessions in 2012:

 

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI

Bede: Friends and Enemies

Lead Organizer: Paul Hilliard (University of St Mary of the Lake).

Session 1 - Bede: Friends and Enemies I

Presider: Joshua Westgard (St. Gall-Reichenau Virtual Libraries Project, UCLA).

  • Paper 1: Paul Hilliard (University of St Mary of the Lake) - Bede and Josephus: friend or enemy?
  • Paper 2: Patrick McBrine (Southern Connecticut State University) - Old Acquaintances: The Poetry of Bede’s Vita Cuthberti
  • Paper 3: Jo Story (University of Leicester) - Bede, Nothhelm, and Willibrord
  • Paper 4: Peter Darby (University of Leicester) - Bede and the Image Question: Enemies and Friends in Constantinople and Rome

Session 2 - Bede: Friends and Enemies II

Presider: Sharon Rowley (Christopher Newport University)

  • Paper 1: William Trent Foley (Davidson College)  - God’s Friends and Enemies in the Ecclesiastical History and Telling the Difference Between Them
  • Paper 2: Conor O'Brien (University of Oxford) - Bede and his Enemies: The Letter to Ecgberht
  • Paper 3: Walter Goffart (Yale University) - Bede as a Deliberate Historian

 

International Medieval Congress, Leeds

Bede: Friends and Enemies

Organizer: Peter Darby (University of Leicester).

Session 1233 - Bede’s Friends and Enemies I: Hostility, Threats and Friendship in the contemporary Northumbrian world (Wednesday 11 July, 14.15)

Moderator/Chair: Peter Darby (University of Leicester).

  • Paper 1: Christopher Grocock (Independent Scholar) - ‘Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste.’ Anxiety and external threats in Bede’s Historia Abbatum
  • Paper 2: Alan Thacker (Institute of Historical Research) - Bede and the Language of Friendship
  • Paper 3: Conor O’Brien (University of Oxford) - Bede and his Enemies: The Letter to Ecgberht

Session 1333 - Bede’s Friends and Enemies II: Friends, Enemies and the Historia ecclesiastica (Wednesday 11 July, 16.30)

Moderator/Chair: James Palmer (University of St Andrews)

  • Paper 1: Julia Barrow (University of Nottingham) - Bede’s Wise and Foolish Virgins: Streanæshalch and Coldingham
  • Paper 2: Andreas Lemke (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) - The Old English Translator of the Historia ecclesiastica: Bede’s Friend or Foe?
  • Paper 3: Benjamin Pohl (University of Bamberg ) - “I have followed the Venerable Bede’s Ecclesiastical History wherever I could…” – Bede’s friends and imitators among the Anglo-Norman historians
The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain


Session 608 Tuesday 10 July 11.15–12.45

Moderator / chair: Jo Story (University of Leicester)

  • Paper 1: Helen Foxhall Forbes (University of Leicester): 'If I should return home': Pilgrimage and travel, to, from, and in Early Medieval England
  • Paper 2: Martin Findell (University of Leicester): Reconsidering 'primitive Old English
  • Paper 3: Turi King (University of Leicester): What's in a Name? The Genetic Legacy of the Vikings in the North of England

 

Leicester Medievalists at the
International Medieval Congress at Leeds, 9–12 July, 2012

126: Looking Downwards in 14th-century England

  • Organiser: James Bothwell, SHS
  • Speaker: Susan Kilby, CELH, The Unseen Manor: tracing seigneurial attitudes to local landscape

 

125

: Christ, His Saints, and the Devil: Models of Sanctity and lack thereof

  • Speaker: Owen Roberson (SES): Devils and their details: proactive demons and reactive holy men in AElfric's Carolic Homilies

128

: Middle English REgions and their languages

  • Speaker: Emma Gilbert (SES), 'Al þe longage of þe norþumbres' : Rules for scribal copying and their effect on dialect variance in 14th-C Northumbria'

 

226

: The writing of petitions in later medieval England

  • Organiser: James Bothwell (SHS)


317

: Women In and Out of Rules: the representation and perception of 'marginal' females in medieval England

  • Speaker: Charlotte Ball (SHS), Presence and absence: gendered landscapes in Old English Poetry

326

326:     Power and Beginnings in Later Medieval England

• Organiser: James Bothwell, School of Historical Studies

603 Aspects of Iconography (Tuesday 11.15)

• Speaker: Ellie Pridgeon, Department of the History of Art and Film

Patrons of the Parish: Evidence for Late Medieval Wall Painting Funding

608 The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain (Tuesday 11.15)

• Organiser: Jo Story, School of Historical Studies

Speaker: Helen Foxhall Forbes, School of Historical Studies
‘If I Should Return Home’: Pilgrimage and Travel to, from, and in Early Medieval England
• Speaker: Martin Findell, School of English
Reconsidering ‘Primitive Old English’

• Speaker: Turi King, Department of Genetics

What's in a Name?: The Genetic Legacy of the Vikings in the North of England

1022:   Richard II and Henry IV: Prophecy and Reality

Organiser: James Bothwell, School of Historical Studies

1033 Theology and Liturgy in the Early Middle Ages, I: Rituals and Texts, Words and Practice (Wednesday 09.00)

• Sponsor: Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester

• Moderator and organiser: Helen Foxhall Forbes, School of Historical Studies

 

1133 Theology and Liturgy in the Early Middle Ages, II: Angels and Saints, Prayer and Doctrine (Wednesday 11.15)

• Sponsor: Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester

• Organiser Helen Foxhall Forbes, School of Historical Studies

1233    Bede's Friends and Enemies, I: Hostility, Threats, and Friendship in the Contemporary Northumbrian World (Wednesday 14.15)

• Sponsor: Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester

• Organiser: Peter Darby, School of Historical Studies

1333 Bede's Friends and Enemies, II: Friends, Enemies, and the Historia ecclesiastica (Wednesday 16.30)

• Sponsor Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester

• Organiser: Peter Darby, School of Historical Studies

 

1509 Apocalypticism and Prognostication in the Early and High Medieval West, I: The Early Middle Ages (Thursday 09.00)

• Speaker: Peter Darby, School of Historical Studies

Bede's History of the Future

1518 Changing Rules, Changing Cultures, I: Material Culture and Landscape in Medieval Transition Periods (Thursday 09.00)

• Organiser: Jackie Hall, Department of History of Art and Film

1525 Construction and Continuity of Episcopal Identities in the Alpine and Rhineland Regions, c. 400-800 (Thursday 09.00)

• Speaker: Chantal Bielmann, School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Bishops and the Cult of Saints in Alpine Switzerland: The Cases of St Peter (Geneva) and St Lucius (Chur), c. 300-800

1609 Apocalypticism and Prognostication in the Early and High Medieval West, II: Around the Year 1000 (Thursday 11.15)

• Moderator: Peter Darby, School of Historical Studies

 

1618 Changing Rules, Changing Cultures, II: Bodies, Burial, and Memorial in the 15th and 16th Centuries (Thursday 11.15)

• Organiser: Jackie Hall, Department of the History of Art and Film

• Speaker: Deirdre O’Sullivan, School of Archaeology & Ancient History
The Relocation of Human Remains During the Dissolution of the Monasteries

1624:   Strengths and Strains in 14th-Century England (Thursday 11.15)

• Organiser: James Bothwell, School of Historical Studies

• Speaker: James Bothwell, School of Historical Studies

Making the Lancastrian Capital at Leicester, 1322-1399

1718 Changing Rules, Changing Cultures, III: Changing Spaces in the Reformation (Thursday 14.15)

• Organiser: Jackie Hall, Department of the History of Art and Film

• Speaker: Jackie Hall, Department of the History of Art and Film

Uncovering the Dissolution: 1930s Excavations at Thetford Priory, Norfolk


Share this page:

Contact Us

mrc logo

The Medieval Research Centre
The University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

Email: medieval@le.ac.uk

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @MRC_Leicester

Further Details ...

Insular Manuscripts

International Network grant to study medieval manuscripts made by Anglo-Saxon or Irish scribes between AD 650 and 850

Nunnaminister

More here
Flood and Flow

Flood risk in Britain: Richard Jones runs a project to study river flooding and water/land management during the period c.700-1100AD.

more here