Conference: History Books in the Anglo-Norman World (Trinity College Dublin, 22-23 May 2015)

22-23 May 2015
Trinity College Dublin
Synge Theatre, Arts Building

Cost: €25.00 (€15.00 concessions and/or one-day attendance; TCD staff and students free).
Please register by contacting Laura Cleaver (cleaverl@tcd.ie).

22nd May 2015
From 13.00: registration
13.30 welcome and introduction to the History Books in the Anglo-Norman World
Project (Laura Cleaver)
14.00-15.30 session 1:
Anne Lawrence-Mathers (University of Reading), Computus, Chronology and the Calculation of Time in English Twelfth-Century Chronicles.
Michael Staunton (University College Dublin), Did the Purpose of English History Change During the Twelfth Century?
Mark Zumbuhl, [tbc]

15.30-16.00 tea

16.00-17.30 session 2:
Andrea Worm (University of Graz), England’s Place Within Salvation History in a Thirteenth-Century Copy of Peter of Poitiers’ Compendium historiae (British Library, Cotton MS Faustina B VII).
Diarmuid Scully (University College Cork), The Vision of History in a Manuscript of Gerald of Wales’ Topographia Hibernica and Expugnatio Hibernica (National Library of Ireland, MS 700).
Caoimhe Whelan (Trinity College Dublin), A New Version of an Old Story: Reading the Past in Late Medieval Ireland.

18.00 wine reception

23rd May
9.30-11.00 session 3:
Gleb Schmidt (University College, Saint Petersburg), The Circulation of
Manuscripts Containing Excerptum Roberti Herefordensis de Chronica Mariani
Scotti in the Anglo-Norman World.
Laura Pani (University of Udine), Paul the Deacon’s Historia Langobardum in
Anglo-Norman England.
Jaakko Tahkokallio (King’s College London), The Twelfth-Century Audience of
William of Malmesbury, Henry of Huntingdon and Geoffrey of Monmouth in the
Light of the Codicological Evidence.

11.00-11.30 coffee

11.30-12.30 session 4:
Charlie Rozier (Durham University), Durham Cathedral Priory and its Library of History, c.1090-c.1130.
Stephen Church (University of East Anglia), King John’s Books.

12.30-13.30 lunch

13.30-15.00 session 5:
Benjamin Pohl (Ghent University), An Illustrated Chronicle from Early Eleventh-
Century Normandy: Dudo of St. Quentin’s Historia Normannorum.
Laura Slater (University of York), Picturing the Past in Matthew Paris’ Vie de
Seint Auban.
Jane Gilbert (University College London), Translating History: British Library,
Royal MS 20 A ii.

15.00-15.30 tea

15.30-16.30 session 6:
Kathryn Gerry (Memphis College of Art), Artists, Abbots and Saints: Visual and Material Approaches to Cult at St Albans Abbey in the Long Twelfth Century.
Diarmuid O Riain, Marginally Wrong: The Canterbury Tale Behind the Confusion of Two Irish Saints in Marsh’s Library MS Z 3.1.5.
16.30 closing remarks

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