Events: Anglo-Saxon & Medieval, Institute for English Studies, Senate House, London

The London Anglo-Saxon Symposium 2014: Religion and Beliefs: Saturday 15 March 2014: All Hallows By the Tower, Byward Street, London, EC3R 5BJ.  2pm – 6.30pm.  £12 standard; £6 students/concessions. The London Anglo-Saxon Symposium (LASS) aims to provide a forum for the multidisciplinary discussion of Anglo-Saxon topics in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. LASS brings together internationally renowned experts and interested members of the public, an interaction that promises to be highly informative and enjoyable for everyone.  This year the Symposium will consider ‘Conversion to Christianity’ and ‘(Non-) Christian Culture in Anglo-Saxon England’. With an optional tour of Anglo-Saxon London from 11am.  For programme and booking see: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/LASS2014

Guthlac of Crowland: Celebrating 1300 Years: Thursday 10 – Friday 11 April 2014: Institute of English Studies & Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet St., London WC1E.  £65 standard; £45 speakers/students/concessions.

A two day International Conference dedicated to the life and cult of the medieval saint, Guthlac of Crowland, held on the feast day of the saint and its eve.  The conference’s speakers are a mix of established scholars and graduate students, drawn together with the object of examining the evidence for Guthlac, his life and cult, from many angles. Thus, a wide range of academic fields is represented: history, palaeography and diplomatics, literary studies, musicology, archaeology.  For more information, booking and speakers’ abstracts, please see: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/ies-conferences/Guthlac

The Annual Palaeography Lecture, by James Willoughby (New College, Oxford): ‘The Hand of Ralph of Coggeshall. Chronicle-Making in the Reign of King John’:  Thursday May 8 2014, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet St., London WC1E.  6pm, The Chancellor’s Hall.  Free to attend but registration required.  Please email: iesevents@sas.ac.uk to reserve your seat.  An examination of how Ralph of Coggeshall created his chronicle by investigating manuscripts thought to be written in his own hand – and subsequently self-censored. Such insights have larger ramifications for the historiography of John’s reign.

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