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CFP: Conference on Anglo-Norman History Books (Trinity College Dublin, 22-23 May 2015)

Call for Papers:
Conference on Anglo-Norman History Books
Trinity College Dublin, 22-23 May 2015
Deadline: 12 September 2014

Amongst the key sources for medieval history are the manuscripts in which medieval writers recorded their views of the past. These documents provide historians with more information than simply their textual content. The layout, decoration, script and annotations often provide insights into why a work was copied and how it was used. The twelfth century saw a boom in historical writing dealing with the recent past and stretching back to the biblical narrative. New chronicles and annals were produced, together with accounts of the histories of particular peoples, nations and places. This two-day conference will bring together scholars working on Anglo-Norman history books from a range of disciplinary perspectives to discuss the many ways in which these books can be read. The focus will be on works produced in areas controlled by the king of England between c.1066 and c.1300.

Topics covered might include, but are not limited to:

–  The creation, circulation and reception of manuscripts containing material about history
–  The organisation, layout and combination of texts within manuscripts dealing with history
–  The use of decoration in historical manuscripts
–  The contexts in which historical manuscripts were used and preserved
–  The role of manuscripts in determining historical records and shaping attitudes to the

Abstracts of no more that 300 words for papers of 20 minutes should be sent to Laura Cleaver at cleaverl@tcd.ie by the 12th September 2014.

This conference is organised as part of the ‘History Books in the Anglo-Norman World’ research project, which is funded by a Marie Curie Actions Grant (2011-15).

37th Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies

University of Winchester
Thursday 24 July – Monday 28 July 2014

 Booking has now opened for the Battle conference at Winchester in July 2014. This will be handled via the University of Winchester; please visit their website, at http://store.winchester.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=10&catid=10&prodid=139, to register. The final date for booking is 7 July 2014.

It is possible to book as Resident or non-Resident delegate for the whole conference (respectively £366.65 or £234.95) or per day. Whatever your choice may be, there is also a conference fee of £30.00 pp for overheads as this conference, organised by the Allen Brown Memorial Trust, is unsubsidised and self-funded.

The full package and conference fee include all accommodation (for residents) as well as meals, tea/coffee, entrance fees and wine for the conference dinner on Saturday. On other nights wine is available but will need to be paid for on location.

Accommodation is located very near the conference venue (West Downs Centre) but delegates should be aware that it is on a fairly steep slope! It consists of ensuite single rooms in groups of five which share a kitchen with tea/coffee making facilities. The conference centre is at a distance of approximately 20 minutes walk from Winchester centre and on a bus route.

Alongside the main lecture room, there will be access to two break-out rooms for the duration of the conference.