Battle Conference of Anglo-Norman Studies



Provisional Programme
Thursday 24 July
3:30   Arrival at Pyke House
6:00   Opening Reception at Battle Abbey
6:50   Allen Brown Memorial Lecture: Judith Green (University of Edinburgh), ‘Kingship, Lordship, and Community in Eleventh-Century England’
8:15   Dinner at Pyke House
Friday 25 July
8:30   Breakfast
9:30   Elizabeth Tyler (University of York), ‘The Vita Ædwardi: The Politics of Poetry at Wilton Abbey’
10:45   Coffee
11:15   Sebastien Danielo (Paris 7 Denis Diderot) on the abbey of St Benet at Holme
1:00   Lunch
2:30   Jean Truax (Houston, Texas), ‘All Roads Lead To Chartres: The House of Blois, the Papacy, and the Anglo-Norman Succession of 1135’
4:00   Tea
4:30   Catherine Clarke (Swansea University) on Henry of Huntingdon and civil war
7:00   Dinner
Saturday 26 July
8:30   Breakfast
9:30   Chris Lewis and Carol Davidson Cragoe, ‘A West Sussex Minster and its Daughter Churches’ (brief introduction to excursion)
10:00   Depart for excursion to Lyminster, Burpham, and Poling
6:00   Return to Battle
7:00   Dinner
Sunday 27 July
8:30   Breakfast
9:30   Björn Weiler (Aberystwyth University), ‘William of Malmesbury and his Contemporaries: Writing Regnal History, c. 1100–c. 1150’
10:45   Coffee
11:15   Neil Wright (University of Cambridge) on Hegesippus and history-writing in Anglo-Norman England
1:00   Lunch
2:30   Emma Mason (London), ‘Brothers in Court: Urse d’Abetot and Robert Despenser’
4:00   Tea
4:30   Ad Putter (University of Bristol), ‘Gerald of Wales and the Prophecies of Merlin’
7:00   Dinner
Monday 28 July
8:30   Breakfast
9:30   Kathleen Thompson (Bristol), ‘The First Hundred Years at Tiron: Institutionalizing Reform’
10:45   Coffee
11:15   Janet Burton (University of Wales, Lampeter) on monasteries and violence 
1:00   Lunch
    Close of conference

The 32nd Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies
will be held
Thursday 30 July to Monday 3 August 2009
at the University of Wales Conference Centre, Gregynog, Newtown, Powys