Community and Identity, Unity, and Diversity in Medieval Europe (c.700-1300)
29 June-1 July 2022

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Wednesday 29 June

11.15-11.30 Welcome and Introduction

11.30-13.00 First Keynote Lecture

Polity before the State: Multiple kingship, shared kingship and divided kingship in the Medieval North – Alex Woolf (St Andrews)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Session 1: Space and Identity

Physical Space and Proto-National Sentiment at Sycharth: Intersections of Archaeology and Poetry in Examining Welsh Identity – Leah Hennick (St Andrews)

Making a territory in thirteenth century Piedmont: Space, history and civic identity in the Liber Alfieri (1292-4) – Susannah Bain (Oxford)

Borders in Matthew Paris – Bethany Summerfield (Aberystwyth)

15.30-16.00 Break

16.00-17.30 Session 2: Writing identity

Donato Sitaro Dialectical patterns of historical identity: Ethnogenesis and Schismogenesis in Gildas and Bede – Donato Sitaro (Naples)

Narratio Fabulosa: Romanness in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s De Gestis Britonum – Matthew Clayton (Durham)

Thursday 30 June

9.30-11.00 Session 3: Linking communities

The Perception of Core and Periphery in Early Medieval England – Andrew Holland (Oxford)

Networks of Merchants in 14th Century Zadar – Filip Vukusa (Bielefeld)

Chronicler and his home: Cistercian historiography towards the Cistercian communities – Antoni Grabowski (Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)

11.00-11.30 Break

11.30-13.00 Session 4: Othering

From the Phrygian cap to the turban: An impact of the Crusades on representation of Otherness – Tina Anderlini, (Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale, Poitiers)

Caught among the barbarians: the construction of communal sanctity at Llanthony Priory – Huw Jones (Oxford)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Second Keynote Lecture

Multicultural Britain and Ethnic National Identities 1100-1300 – Hugh M. Thomas (Miami)

15.30-16.00 Break

16.00-17.30 Session 5: Forging identities

A shared landscape: Examining the interactions between the Welsh and Anglo-Norman communities of Gower during the twelfth century – Caroline Bourne (Reading)

The Barons of Leinster: tenantry assimilation in English Ireland 1170-1245 – John Marshall (Trinity College, Dublin)

In our parts: Elite identity in twelfth-century Cornwall – David Lees (Aberystwyth)

Friday 1 July

9.00-10.30 Session 6: Religious communities

What makes a martyr? Self-provoked death as community binding element within dissident religious networks – Delfi Nieto-Isabel (Harvard)

Monks vs Demons. How ‘byses’ (demons) assisted Kyiv Pechersk Lavra to become a holy place – Andrii Kepsha (Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine)

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30 Third Keynote Lecture

Writing history, creating communities: Making use of the uses of the past – Gerhard Lubich (Bochum).

12.30-12.45 Concluding remarks