Colloque – The Norman Conquest of England in European perspective

Thirty-ninth conference on Anglo-Norman Studies
Battle Abbey School, Battle (Sussex)
Friday, 29th July – Tuesday, 2 August, 2016

Commemorating the 950th anniversary of ‘1066’
‘The Norman Conquest of England in European perspective’


Programme :

Friday 29 July 2016

2:00pm-4:00pm Registration

5:00pm Christopher Lewis (Allen Brown Memorial Lecture ) – The Magnitude of the Conquest: Audacity and Ambition in Early Norman England
6:00pm Drinks
7:30pm Dinner

Saturday 30 July 2016

9:00am Julie Barrau (University of Cambridge) – Post-Conquest Circulation of Biblical and Patristic Manuscripts across the Channel
10:15am Coffee

10:30am Laura Cleaver (Trinity College, Dublin) – Forging the Battle Abbey Chronicle (British Library, Cotton MS AII)
11:45am Elisabeth Ridel (University of Caen- CNRS) slot fine – Les préparatifs nautiques de la Conquête: un héritage viking? Les mots ont la parole…
1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Public History Forum in collaboration with English Heritage – Chris Lewis, Lindy Grant, Roy Porter, Jeremy Ashbee
4:00pm Visit Battle Abbey and battle field

6:00pm Reception
7:30pm Conference Dinner

Sunday 31 July 2016

9:30am Simon Keynes (University of Cambridge) – Earl Harold and the Foundation of Waltham Holy Cross
10:45am Coffee
11:00am Sir Christopher Clark (University of Cambridge) – Why battles do matter
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Brigitte Meijns (University of Leuven) – England and Flanders Around 1066: Ecclesiastical Relations and Influences
3:15pm Tea
3:30pm Marjorie Chibnall Essay Prize winner
7:30pm Dinner

Monday 1 August 2016

9:00am Alheydis Plassmann (Bonn) – England and Germany in the Eleventh Century
10:15am Coffee
10:30am Stephen Baxter (University of Oxford)
11:45am Brian Golding (independent scholar) – Remembering Battle and the Entente Cordiale
1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Ann Williams (London) – Of Danes and Thegns and Domesday Book: the Danish settlement of Berkshire in the early eleventh century
3:15pm Tea

3:30pm Chris Whittick (East Sussex County Archives) – Battle Abbey and the Vellomaniacs – locating the monastic archive


Tuesday 2 August 2016

9:00am Mark Philpott (University of Oxford) – The Coronation(s) of the Conqueror
11:00am Coffee

11:15am Thomas O’Donnell (Fordham University, New York) – William the Conqueror and his Life in Verse: Politics and Poetics in the High Middle Ages
12:30pm Lunch and departure

Source : The Battle Conference

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