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Event: International Symposium Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon England

Date: 20 June 2014

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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:

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:

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: 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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Event: Sixty Years of Language and History in Early Britain, Cambridge University, 6 Dec 2013

Sixty Years of Language and History in Early Britain,
Cambridge University,
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Event: Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World, Manchester, 10 – 11 Sept 2012

Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World
A two-day symposium – Manchester Metropolitan University

10-11 September, 2012


September 10 (Geoffrey Manton Building, All Saints Campus, MMU)

10.15am – Welcome and Coffee

10.45The Normans and the First Crusade

Paper 1: ‘Contesting the Holy Lance: Normans, Provencals, and the Materiality of Belief on the First Crusade’ – William J. Purkis (Birmingham)

Paper 2: ‘Overlapping Stories: St Evroul and the First Crusade in the Historia ecclesiastica of Orderic Vitalis’Daniel Roach (Exeter)

12.00 – Lunch

1.30Norman rulers and the crusading movement

Paper 1: [Title tbc] – William Aird (Edinburgh)

Paper 2: ‘Roger II and the Second Crusade’ – Jason Roche (MMU)

2.45 – tea and coffee

3.00Normandy, pilgrimage and chronicles

Paper 1: ‘The Landscape of Pilgrimage and Miracles in Norman Narrative Sources’ – Leonie Hicks (Southampton)

Paper 2: ‘Normans and Normannitas in the crusade history of Baudri of Bourgueil’ – Natasha Hodgson (Nottingham Trent)

4.15 – conclusion

September 11
(Geoffrey Manton Building, All Saints Campus, MMU)

9.00 – Coffee

9.30Anglo-Normans on Pilgrimage and Crusade

Paper 1: ‘The Norman influence on Crusaders from Britain and Ireland’ – Kathryn Hurlock (MMU)

Paper 2: ‘The Pilgrimage and Crusading activities of the Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester’ – Andrew Abram (Lampeter)

10.45 – tea and coffee

11.00The Normans, crusade and conquest in the Mediterranean

Paper 1: ‘The Miracle of Intervention of Saints in the Battle of Antioch in the Context of Norman-Byzantine Relations’ – Elizabeth Lapina (Durham)

Paper 2: ‘Norman and Anglo-Norman Participation in the Iberian Reconquista Before and After the First Crusade’ – Lucas Villegas-Aristizabal (Richmond)

12.15 – lunch

1.45 – 2.15 – Round Table

*Attendance at the symposium is free for all, but places must be reserved in advance. If you would like to attend please email Dr Kathryn Hurlock ( or Dr Paul Oldfield ( by August 10th.

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JUNE 2012


1 June 2012

Deadline for proposals:Romance: Places, Times, Modes, University College Cork.

2 June 2012

Medieval Warfare: Laws & Limits, St Andrews.

3 – 5 June 2012

Writing Europe before 1450, University of Bergen.

5 – 8 June 2012

Constructing interstitial heritage, Sweden.

8 – 9 June 2012

Medievalism Transformed, Bangor University, 8 – 9 Jun 2012.

11 – 13 Jun 2012

XII International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, Helsinki.

21 -23 June 2012

Insular Books: Vernacular Miscellanies in Late Medieval Britain.

24 – 27 June 2012

Summer School on Christian Apocryphal Literature, Strasbourg.

27 J- 28 une 2012

CLARIN-D M12 Workshop, Germany.

30 June 2012

Deadline for proposals: Tenth workshop on Early Modern Germany, German Historical Institute, London, 26th Oct 2012.

Deadline for proposals: Letters between Mothers and Daughters, c. 1200 to the present, Italy, Apr 2013.

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MAY 2012


1 May 2012

Deadline for proposals: Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 5 – 7 Oct 2012.

3 May 2012

‘Making the medieval past’, Lecture Series, TCD.

3 – 6 May 2012

2012 Symposium on East Meets West in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time, University of Arizona.

4 May 2012

Medieval artefacts; making and meaning, TCD, 4 May 2012.

4 – 5 May 2012

Gender & Transgression in the Middle Ages, St Andrews.

7 May 2012

Deadline for proposals:  ‘Revolutionizing Early Modern Studies?’, University of Oxford, 17-18 Sept 2012.

9 May 2012

‘Livestock parks in the Lorships of Gaelic Ireland’, Longroom Hub, TCD.

10 May 2012

Lecture, Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, King’s College London.

10 – 12 May 2012

Popular Culture Association of Canada, 2nd Annual Conference.

11 May 2012

‘Me fieri fecit: owners, donors and patrons in medieval art, University of Kent.

11 – 12 May 2012

‘The Life and Writings of Helen Waddell (1889–1965)’, Queen’s University.

15 May 2012

Deadline for proposals: ‘Music and Theology in the European Reformations’, KULeuven, 19 – 21 Sept 2012.

16 – 18 May 2012

Art of the Global Middle Ages, University of Edinburgh.

17 May 2012

Lecture: ‘1185: an English perspective’, Dublin Medieval Society.

‘The Lords Baltimore in Seventeenth-Century Ireland and Newfoundland’, Dublin.

18 May 2012

Closing date for proposals: Medievalism Transformed, Bangor University, 8 – 9 Jun 2012.

Sex and the Sacred, King’s College London.

19 May 2012

Friends of Medieval Dublin, 14th Symposium, TCD.

25 May 2012

Maps and Texts: using the Irish Historic Towns Atlas.

UCC/DAH Digital Humanities Lecture, University College Cork.

26 May 2012

Medical Prognosis in the Middle Ages, Royal Holloway, University College London.

31 May 2012

Literature and Religion: a symposium in honour of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, TCD.

Deadline for proposals: Revenge and Gender, University of Bristol, 5 – 6 Sept 2012

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MARCH 2012


1 March 2012

Closing date for proposals: Norse in the North, Durham University, 28 Apr 2012.

5 March 2012

Spaces of Knowledge, HSTMI, Queen’s University.

8 – 9 March 2012

Dante and Heterodoxy, New York.

 8 – 11 March 2012


14 March 2012

Prof Michael Baillie, ‘Making the rings count’, UCC.

15 March 2012

Dr Jennifer O’Reilly, ‘Inscribed images and inspired scribes’, the John Coffin Memorial Annual Palaeography Lecture, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London.

15 – 16 March 2012

‘Early Modern India: Politics, Philosophy and Representation’, Dublin.

16 March 2012

Deadline for proposals: Medieval and Early Modern Cultural Appropriations, University of Western Australia, 17 – 18 Aug 2012.

17 March 2012

Simon of Genoa’s Medical Lexicon, Royal Holloway.

Hear St Patrick in his own words, St Patrick’s Cathedral.

22 March 2012

‘Shakespeare Bites Back’, UCC.

23 March 2012

Mícheál Ó Cléirigh SymposiumFrom Ireland outwards: interactions between Ireland & western Christendom in the late medieval period, University College Cork.

24 – 25 March 2012

The Óenach in early medieval Ireland, UCC.

27 March 2012

Monsignor Patrick J. Corish Lecture, Maynooth.

30 March 2012

Deadinline for proposals: 26th Irish Conference of Medievalists, UCD, 5 – 7 Jul 2012.

30 March – 1 April 2012

21st Annual Conference for the Society of Name Studies, Galway.

31 March 2012

Deadline for proposals: Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages, UCC, 28 – 29 Sept 2012.

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