Conference: People, Texts and Artefacts: Cultural Transmission in the Norman Worlds of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries.

ImageServerup.aspPeople, Texts and Artefacts: Cultural Transmission in the Norman Worlds of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries.

Emmanuel College, Cambridge 23-25 March 2014 


Sunday 23 March

12.00-2.00pm Registration and informal lunch Queens’ building, Harrods Room

2.00pm Welcome by Professor Elisabeth van Houts (Cambridge) Queens’ Building, Lecture Theatre  page1image7880 page1image8040 page1image8200 page1image8360

2.15-3.45 Session 1

David Abulafia (Cambridge), ‘The transformation of the Norman kingdom of Sicily’

Edoardo d’Angelo (Naples) ‘A Norman school in the Holy Land?’

3.45-4.15 Tea/coffee

4.15-5.45 Session 2

Paul Oldfield (Manchester), ‘The Bari charter of privileges of 1132: articulating the culture of a new Norman monarchy’

Alice Taylor (King’s College, London), ‘Homage in Norman law and chronicles’

7.00 Dinner

Monday 24 March

9.30-11.00 Session 3

Tom Licence (East Anglia), ‘Historical writing at St. Vincent’s, Metz and its influence in the Anglo-Norman world’

Mario Zecchino (Bologna) ‘Weights and measures in the Norman- Swabian world’

11.00-11.30 Tea/coffee

11.30-1.00 Session 4

Giuseppe Mastrominico (Ariano Irpino), ‘Law and literature in the Courts of Love’

Lindy Grant (Reading), ‘Angevin princesses as agents of cultural transmission’

1.00-2.30 Lunch

2.30-4.00 Session 5

Anna Laura Trombetti (Bologna) ‘Attività legislativa di Guglielmo I e di Guglielmo II’

Robert Liddiard (East Anglia), ‘The Landscapes and the Material Culture of the Anglo-Norman Empire: Chronology and Cultural Transmission’

4.00-4.30 Tea/coffee

4.30 Exhibition Emmanuel College Library Medieval Manuscripts

7.00 Conference Dinner

Tuesday 25 March

9.00-10.30 Session 6

Graham Loud (Leeds),’The medieval archives of the abbey of S.Trinità, Cava’

Teofilo de Angelis (University of Cassino-Basso Lazio)‘The manuscript tradition of Petro of Eboli’s De balneis Puteolanis: recensio and stemma codicum’

10.30-11.00 Tea/coffee

11.00-11.45 Session 7

Marie-Agnès Avenel (Caen), Ecrire la conquête: une comparaison des récits de Guillaume de Poitiers et Geoffrey Malaterra

11.45-12.15 Session 8

David Bates (East Anglia/Cambridge) Concluding remarks Editors’ information about plans for publication

12.30 departure

The conference can be booked from 17 January 2014 (until 15 March 2014) through the University of Cambridge conference e-sales facility and then look for ‘Conferences’ and ‘History’.

For six graduate students’ bursaries (a reduction of £50), please contact Elisabeth van Houts (


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