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Thirty-Sixth Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies

Lucy Cavendish College Friday 26th July to Tuesday 30th July 2013

 

In addition to the excellent programme of talks, last year’s Battle Conference,  as has become customary for the new-style itinerant Battle Conference, featured visits to places of exceptional interest.

Or rather, since there is an impossible number of interesting sites and places in and around Cambridge, it took in several places of exceptional importance.

These included an exhibition of manuscripts at Trinity College, an excursion to the Fens and Ely Cathedral, and a special walking tour of Cambridge.

Liesbeth van Houts and John Baker hosted a Garden Party for the conference and there was a dinner at The Old Fire Engine House in Ely.

Conference Programme

FRIDAY 26 JULY

1.30pm-4.00pm
Arrival in Cambridge
Registration at Lucy Cavendish College Tea and Coffee will be provided.

5.00pm    
Allen Brown Memorial Lecture: Elisabeth van Houts (Cambridge)
'The Planctus on the Death of William Longsword (943) as a Source for Tenth-Century Culture in Normandy and Aquitaine'
To be held in the Seeley Library, Faculty of History, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge

6.30pm-7.30pm    
Reception hosted by the Faculty of History, with a welcome by Dr. Mark Goldie, Chair of the Faculty

8.00pm    
Dinner (Lucy Cavendish College)

SATURDAY 27 JULY

9.30am    
Robert Berkhofer (Western Michigan University)
'Confession of an Anglo-Norman Forger'

10.45am    
Tea/Coffee
 
11.15am    
Mathieu Arnoux (Paris VII)
'Border, Trade Route or Market? The Channel and the Medieval European Economy from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century'

12.30pm    
Buffet Lunch

1.45pm    
Giles Gasper (Durham)
'Time, Memory and the Longevity of the Bec Tradition at Canterbury'

3.00pm    
Tea/Coffee

3.30pm    
Ilya Afanasyev (Oxford)
`illius populus suus: Biblical Vocabulary and National Discourse in Twelfth-Century England'

4.45pm    
A Walking Tour of Early Medieval Cambridge from Castle Hill to St. Benet's Church. Led by Debby Banham

7.00 for 7.30pm    
Buffet supper hosted by John Baker and Elisabeth
van Houts, 7 Water Street, Old Chesterton, Cambridge

SUNDAY 28 JULY

9.30am
Teresa Webber (Cambridge)
'Monastic Space and the use of books in English religious houses in the eleventh and twelfth centuries'

10.45am
Tea/Coffee

11.15am
Sigbjorn Sonnesyn (Bergen)
'De eodem et diuerso: Bonds of unity and causes of distinction in twelfth-century English historians'

12.30pm
Buffet Lunch
 
1.45pm
Visit to Ely Cathedral and the Isle of Ely, travelling via Isleham
Guides: Richard Halsey, Andrew Wareham and Lindy Grant
 
7.30pm    
Dinner: The Old Fire Engine House, Ely

10.00pm    
Return to Cambridge


MONDAY 29 JULY

9.30am    
Matthew Hammond (Glasgow)
lay Charters in the Twelfth-Century Scottish Kingdom'

10.45am    
Tea/Coffee

11.15am    
Laura Cleaver (Trinity College, Dublin)
'From Codex to Roll: Illustrating History in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries'

12.30pm    
Buffet Lunch

2.00pm    
Catherine Letouzey-Rety (Paris I)
'Literacy and Estate Administration in a great Anglo-Norman nunnery: Holy Trinity, Caen, in the Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Centuries'

3.15pm    
Tea/Coffee

4.00pm    
Visit to the Wren Library, Trinity College, for an
exhibition, 'England after the Norman Conquest: Anglo-Norman manuscripts in Trinity College', organised by Teresa Webber and Julie Barrau.
A special Exhibition Catalogue prepared by Teresa Webber and Julie Barrau will be provided with the Conference Pack

5.30pm    
Reception at Trinity College

7.30pm
Dinner

TUESDAY 30 JULY

9.30am    
Andrew Wareham (Roehampton)
"Some good come, meatly woodyd and well pasturyd": the rural economy of Worcestershire c.960-1100'
 
10.45am    
Tea/Coffee

11.15am
Alheydis Plassmann (Bonn)
'The King and His Sons: Henry II's and Frederick Barbarossa's Succession Strategies Compared'

12.30pm
Buffet Lunch

End of conference

New joint degrees start October 2017

Funding Notices

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships (internal deadline, 21st August 2017)

Full information on this scheme is available on the Faculty website HERE. Although the scheme will not be opened by the British Academy (BA) until c.23rd August, institutions are directed to run internal selection competitions in advance. The relevant page of the BA website is HERE. Funding is available for early career scholars to join an institution of their choice (subject to the host’s agreement) for three years plus research expenses. The BA will award up to 45 Fellowships nationally

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