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XVIIIth Thirteenth Century Conference

Detail from a thirteenth-century Life of St Edward the Confessor (Cambridge University Library MS Ee.3.59) © Cambridge University Library


Thirteenth Century Conference XVIII

Exceptional England?

 

Selwyn College, Cambridge    24 Sept 2019

 

Provisional programme

 

2 September 

13.30-14.30 

Arrival and registration 

14.30-­16.00      

Matt Raven (Hull), ‘The English parliament and magnate counsel: English exceptionalism or a common theme?’

Leen Bervoets (Ghent), ‘Unrest and uproar in Flanders. The exceptional character of the Flemish urban revolts in thirteenth-century Western Europe’ 

16.00-­16.30

Tea 

16.30-17.45

Caroline Burt (Cambridge), ‘A common market in ideas? England and Europe, 1199-1307’

19:00

Dinner

 

3 September

09.00-­10.30    

Emily Ward (Cambridge), ‘A star lit by God: boy kings, childish innocence and English exceptionalism, c.1198 – c.1262’

Rob Bartlett (St Andrews), ‘King John and Gerald of Wales’

10.30-­11.00    

Coffee 

11.00-12.30    

Emma Cavell (Swansea), ‘The Exchequer of the Jews, c.1219-c.1290: exceptional forum for women litigants or just another central court?’

Dean Irwin (Canterbury Christ Church), ‘Social hierarchies and familial networks in the thirteenth-century London Jewry' 

12.30-­14.00    

Lunch

14.00-15.30    

Nick Hopkinson (Cambridge), ‘Disengaging from the Continent. Some attitudes and reactions of the Anglo-Norman aristocracy to the loss of Normandy in 1204'

Xavier Hélary (Lyon 3), ‘Squire and écuyer. To what extent is it possible to compare the evolution of the knightly class in England and in France?’

15.30-­16.00    

Tea

16.00-17.15    

Peter Coss (Cardiff), ‘The nobility, politics and the rise of secular charisma: lessons from Tuscany’

19.00              

Pre Dinner Drinks and Conference Dinner

 

4 September

09.00-­10.30    

Scott Dempsey (Australian National University), ‘A Britain of asymmetric monarchies. Theorizing English overlordship of Scotland and Wales in the thirteenth century’

Antoni Grabowsky (Polish Academy of Science), ‘Typical Peripheries. England in thirteenth-century Cistercian texts from the continent’

10.30-­11.00    

Coffee 

11.00-12.15    

Nicholas Vincent (University of East Anglia) and Julie Barrau (Cambridge), ‘English scholars in European context’

12.15-­13.45    

Lunch

13.45-15.00    

Agata Zielinska (University College London), ‘Provinces, policies, and popes: comparing Polish and English episcopal elections over the long thirteenth century’

15.00-­15.30    

Closing remarks

 

Details on conference booking will be posted on this page in the spring. The full cost of the conference, including accommodation and all meals, is likely to be in the region of £240 per person.

The conference organizers are Julie Barrau, Chris Briggs, Caroline Burt, Andrew Spencer and Carl Watkins. If you have an enquiry about the conference, please contact Julie Barrau ()

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