History, Community, and Identity in the Medieval World (c.800-c.1300)

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Wednesday 23rd June

9-9.05am Welcome (David Lees)
9.05-10.30am: Session 1: Keynote Lecture

Chair: David Lees

Writing History at the outer rim of Latin Christendom: Bishop Vincentius of Crakow – Darius von Güttner-Sporzynski (Melbourne)

10.30-11am Break
11am-12.30pm: Session 2: Urban Identities

Chair: David Lees

‘Living as a resident of Megalopolis in Medieval Byzantium: Urban Identity of Constantinople and Thessaloniki’ – Youyoung Jung (EHESS Paris)

‘Placing Genoa: Community, Connections and history in Jacopo Doria’s Annales Ianuenses (1280-93/4)’ – Susannah Bain (Oxford)

12.30-1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm-3pm: Session 3: Authority and Identity

Chair: Rhun Emlyn

Constructing Christendom’s Community through legates and Nuncios – Agata Zielinska (UCL)

Papal Reform and the New Interest in the Roman Past – Matt Clayton (Durham)

Saints, lords, and the construction of Cornish identity in the twelfth century – David Lees (Aberystwyth)

3-3.30pm: Break
3.30-5pm: Session 4: Ethnogenesis

Chair: Antoni Grabowski

From that union came the Manx People: Ethnogenesis in the Isle of Man in the 10th and 11th centuries – Dirk Steinforth

Driven by some disturbance in his kingdom: Locating Eadwine Aetheling in the politics of 10th century England – Jonathan Tickle (Manchester)

Towards the creation of an English Christian identity: religious elements in aristocratic ideological (re)production in Viking Age England – Lucas Rodrigues (Rio de Janeiro)

Thursday 24th June

9-10.30am: Session 5: Othering

Chair: Rachael Gillibrand

Identity and Alterity in Ketil’s Saga Kaengs – Robert Cutrer (Sydney)

From Dei Populus to Sinful Generation: Othering the Self in William of Tyre’s Chronicon – Ivo Wolsing (Radboud University)

‘Homogenising the Rus? Queer Characterisation in Ibn Fadla’s Risala’ – Tonicha Upham (Aarhus)

Saladin Ayyubi: The Noble Heathen? – Ali Sengul (Vistula)

11am-2pm: Lunch
2pm-3.30pm: Session 6: Forming Identities

Chair: Agata Zielinska

Ada’s Legacy: the “Scottish Identity” in the County of Holland – Ingrid Wuerth

The de Lacy barons of Pontefract: Identity in post-conquest Yorkshire 1066-1216 – Adam Cook (Hull)

When did the cultural identity of Gower start to develop? – Caroline Bourne (Reading)

Est enim gens cunctorum occidentalium facile princeps: A community of western peoples in the aftermath of the First Crusade? – Eric Wolever (Kassel)

3.30pm-7pm: Break
7-8.30pm: Session 7: Keynote Lecture

Chair: Kiri Kolt

‘What can we know about the performative context of medieval Latin historiography’ – Justin Lake (Classics, Texas A & M).

Friday 25th June

9am-10.30am: Session 8: Space and Identity

Chair: Eric Wolever

Across the Border’s, Within the Boundaries? Identity in the Historica Roderici – Marija Blaskovic (Vienna)

Space, Power, and Identity in the Anglo-Norman Romances – Mary O’Connor (Oxford)

Landscape, Castles and Political Power in Wales 1066-1300 – Megan Kirkpatrick (Oxford)

Rethinking boundaries, negotiating public space: Jewish communities in medieval Spain – Virginia Ghelarducci (London)

10.30-11am: Break
11am-12.30pm: Session 9: Keynote Lecture

Chair: David Lees

“Patrick was of the Sons of Israel”. Cultural Appropriation and Identity in Medieval Ireland’ – Elizabeth Boyle (Early Irish, Maynooth).

12.30-1.30pm: Lunch
1.30-3pm: Session 10: Identity and Myth

Chair: Kiri Kolt

Myth-making and the Identity of the Haliwerfolc – Emma Bowey (Lampeter)

Constructing Carolingian Ancestry and Remembering the Carolingian Past at Tenth Century Saint Bertin – Cameron Houston (St Andrews)

A Memory for a unique death: Platonic Considerations on Arthur and his grave – Isadora Martins (Sao Paolo)

Africans in India: History and Identity through the cult of Baba Ghor – Sweta Bhardwaj (Delhi)

3-3.30pm: Break
3.30-5pm: Session 11: Constructing Communities

Chair: Elizabeth Boyle

Scribere cartas et epistulas: Formulaic writing as an expression of the identity of monastic communities and the significance of scribal networks – Franziska Quaas (Hamburg)

Who are we now? Community/Communities in Caesarius of Heisterbach’s exempla – Antoni Grabowski

Literary Self-Consciousness and poetic identities in Tromdám Guaire – Anna Chenko (Cambridge)

The greef aboute myn harte so sore swal: The loss of the emotional community in Thomas Hoccleve’s Compleinte and Dialogue – Julia O’Connell (Dublin)

5-5.05pm: Closing Remarks (David Lees)