Event: Crusade Preaching and Propaganda: A Workshop on Primary Sources, 29-30 March 2013, University of Kent, Canterbury

Deadline: 15 March 2013

When the crusades became institutionalised by the end of the 12th century, so did the promoting of the crusades. Preachers and papal legates were sent out and manuscripts as well as works of art were commissioned and spread throughout Europe, all in order to achieve the ultimate goal: the recapture of Jerusalem. A workshop at Canterbury and two series of sessions at the Kalamazoo and Leeds International Congresses will be addressing crusade preaching and propaganda in the 13th century, as well as drawing comparisons with earlier and later periods, between different European regions, and between East and West.

Workshop Participants (Titles are provisional):

  • Rania Abdellatif (Université Paris IV) – Saladin’s Transformation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
  • Stephen Bennett (Queen Mary, University of London) – Gerard of Wales
  • Barbara Bombi (University of Kent) – Commentator
  • Esperanza de los Reyes Aguilar (Universidad de León) – Bishop Jerónimo de Perigord and the Images of Power
  • Frances Durkin (University of Birmingham) – Commentator
  • Constantinos Georgiou (University of Cyprus) – Sermons of Pope Clement VI
  • Martin Hall (Royal Holloway, University of London) – John of Garland
  • Bernard Hamilton (University of Nottingham) – Commentator
  • Elizabeth Lapina (University of Kent) – Mural Paintings of St. George Fighting Saracens
  • Nicholas Morton (Nottingham Trent University) – First Crusade Charters
  • Alan V. Murray (University of Leeds) – German Crusading Songs
  • Marcello Pacifico (Università di Palermo) – The Letters of Frederick II
  • Natalia Petrovskaia (University of Cambridge) – The Welsh ‘Charlemagne Cycle’
  • Valentin Portnykh (Novosibirsk State University) – Humbert of Romans
  • Matthieu Rajohnson (Université Paris Ouest) – Crusade Liturgy
  • Mahmoud Said Omran (Alexandria University) – The Armenian  Propagandist Hayton of Croycus’s Proposals to Recover Jerusalem (1307)
  • Thomas Smith (Royal Holloway, University of London) – The Papal Registers of Honorius III (1216-1227)
  • Carol Sweetenham – The First Crusade in Sermon Exempla
  • Paul Trio (KU Leuven) – Medieval Dutch Pilgrim Literature
  • Nickiphoros Tsougarakis (University of Kent) – Crusading Propaganda in Medieval Greece
  • Jan Vandeburie (University of Kent) – Jacques de Vitry’s ‘Historia Orientalis’
  • Benjamin Weber (Université de Toulouse) – 15th-Century Papal Bulls

Please contact j.vandeburie@kent.ac.uk for details, or download the PDF with full information on registration here.

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