Tuesday 25th June

8pm Onwards: ‘Meet and Greet’ at the Ship and Castle Pub (All welcome!)

Wednesday 26th June

Location: Main Hall, History and International Politics Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

10:30 – 11:15 – Registration (for more information, please see our Registration page)

11:15–11:30 – Welcome and Introduction


11:30-12:30 – Introductory Lecture

Chair: Abby Monk

Time Was, Time Isn’t, Time Shall Be: The Conception of Time in Antiquity – Robert Ireland (Aberystwyth University)


13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch


14:00 – 15:30 – Session 1: Time in Art and Architecture

Chair: Brett Whalen

Mundana casu aguntur omnia: Temporal History and the Wheel of Fortune – Oliver Mitchell (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Representation of Time in the Illustrations of Hildegard of Bingen – Yael Barash (Tel Aviv University)

The Abstraction of Time in Medieval Religious Architecture – Erik Gustafson (Washington & Lee University)


15:30 – 16:00 Break


16:15 – 17:45 Keynote Lecture

Chair: Kiri Kolt

Time and History: ways of implementing time in the chronicles of the early and high Middle Ages – Hans-Werner Goetz (University of Hamburg)


19:30 – Dinner


Thursday 27th June

9:30 – 11:00   Keynote Lecture

Chair: Caitlin Naylor

Computus, Chronology and the Calculation of Time in Anglo-Norman Chronicles – Anne Lawrence-Mathers (University of Reading)


11:00 – 11:30 Break


11:30-13:00 Session 2: Chronology and Dating

Chair: Björn Weiler

Once Again Some Remarks Concerning Chronology of the Ninth Century Historia Brittonum – Pawel Derecki (University of Warsaw)

Berengaudus’s Expositio Apocalypsis and the Perception of Time in the early Anglo-Norman World – Katie Menendez (University of Toronto)

Lost in Time. Alberic of Trois-Fontaines’ knowledge and use of chronology – Antoni Grabowski (Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch


14:00 – 15:30 Session 3: Time and Translatio Imperii

Chair: Hans-Werner Goetz

Ut temporibus, ita locis: Reconsidering a Westward Progression of History in the Twelfth-century – Eric Wolever (University of York)

Why does an account of the Germans pay so much attention to the Franks? Translatio Imperii in Twelfth-Century Origin Stories – Kiri Kolt (Aberystwyth University)

The Translatio Imperii, The Holy Roman Empire and Alfonso X – Elena Álvarez (University of Birmingham)


15:30 – 16:00 Break


16:00 – 17:30 Session 4: Manipulation of Time

Chair: Phillipp Schofield

The Politics of Time in William of Malmesbury’s works – Caitlin Naylor (Aberystwyth University)

A Liturgical Vision of Strife at Kaisheim Abbey: Time, Old Age, and the Visio Rudolphi – Amelia Kennedy (Yale University)

Merging Past with Present: Politics and its Representations in Orderic Vitalis’ Historia Ecclesiastica – Abby Monk (Aberystwyth University)


19:30 Dinner

Olive Branch

Friday 28th June

9:30 – 11:00 Keynote Lecture

Chair: David Lees

Joachim of Fiore and the Apocalyptic Past – Brett Whalen (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)


11:00 – 11:30 Break


11:30 – 12:30 Session 5: Memory

Chair:  Antoni Grabowski

The Past is a Foreign Country: The Distance of Time and Space in Ibn Fadlan’s Risala – Tonicha Upham (University of Iceland)

Looking at the History with Two Eyes: the Case of the Memoriale – Simonetta Doglione (University of Ferrara)


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch


13:30-14:30 Session 6: Texts and Transmission

Chair: Rhun Emlyn

Echoing the Past: Tracing Manuscript Transmission of Early Welsh poetry in the Thirteenth Century – Lucie Hobson (Aberystwyth University)

Remigius’ Churches: Hagiography, Archives and Tradition in the Dispute Between Hincmar of Reims and Hincmar of Laon – Matteo Bagarolo (University of Padua)


14:30- 15:00 Concluding remarks and close

15:00 – Coffee and Cake


19:30 Dinner