Battle Conference of Anglo-Norman Studies



Provisional Programme

Wednesday 1 August
4:00   Arrival at Gregynog
6:00   Opening reception for conference delegates and members of the Powysland Club. The reception is generously sponsored by Boydell & Brewer
7:00   R. Allen Brown Memorial Lecture: Huw Pryce (University of Wales, Bangor), ‘The Normans in Welsh History’
8:15   Dinner
Thursday 2 August
8:30   Breakfast
9:30   Jeffrey West (London), ‘A taste for the Antique? Henry of Blois and the arts’
10:45   Coffee
11:15   Laura Ashe (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘William the Marshal, Lancelot, and the ideologies of chivalry’
1:00   Lunch
1:45   Tour A of Gwasg Gregynog
2:30   Lisa Reilly (University of Virginia), ‘The invention of tradition in Norman culture’
4:00   Tea and Tour B of Gwasg Gregynog
5:00   Rob Jones (Cardiff University), ‘Identifying the warrior on the pre-heraldic battlefield’
7:00   Dinner
Friday 3 August
8:00   Breakfast
9:15   Depart for excursion to Shrewsbury (led by Nigel Baker), Wigmore (led by Carol Cragoe and Chris Lewis), and Pipe Aston (led by Sally Harvey). Lunch at the Riverside Inn, Aymestrey
8:00   Dinner
Saturday 4 August
8:30   Breakfast
9:30   Paul Oldfield (Manchester Metropolitan University), ‘St Nicholas the pilgrim: shedding light on the city of Trani’
10:45   Coffee
11:15   Natasha Hodgson (Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, University of Cambridge), ‘Reinventing Normans as Crusaders? Fame, shame, and crusade ideology in Ralph of Caen’s Gesta Tancredi
1:00   Lunch
2:30   Judith Everard (Acta of the Plantagenets, University of Cambridge),
‘ “Sicut carta . . . testatur”: confirmation of laymen’s charters in the charters of Henry II’
4:00   Tea
4:30   Charles Insley (Canterbury Christ Church University), ‘Kings, lords, charters, and the political culture of twelfth-century Wales’
7:00   Dinner
Sunday 5 August
8:30   Breakfast
9:30   Frederick Suppe (Ball State University), ‘Interpreter families and Anglo-Welsh relations in the Shropshire-Powys Marches in the twelfth century’
10:45   Coffee
11:15   David Stephenson (University of Wales, Bangor), ‘The resurgence of Powys in the late eleventh and early twelfth century’
1:00   Linch
2:00   Depart for excursion to Meifod and Mathrafal, the clas and llys of the princes of Powys. Led by David Stephenson
7:00   Dinner
Monday 6 August
8:30   Breakfast
9:30   John Reuben Davies (University of Edinburgh), ‘Some aspects of Church reform in Norman Wales’
10:45   Coffee
11:15   Julia Barrow (University of Nottingham), ‘Grades of ordination and clerical careers, c. 900–c. 1200’
1:00   Lunch
    Close of conference