Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Conference on Power

For those in Europe:
"Power," organized by the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Conference 2007, at Durham University. How was power exercised,
implicitly and explicitly, in the centuries of the medieval and
Renaissance eras? How was it displayed and performed, theorised,
ritualised, romanticised, codified, sanctified or opposed?

The conference will consider questions such as these in a sequence of
sessions covering the full span of the periods and looking at social
contexts ranging from the medieval republic of Iceland to the imperial
courts of Renaissance Europe. It will discuss both the typical and the
atypical structures of power and ways in which power was embodied in
persons and institutions. It will investigate the roles of wealth in the
acquisition of power and the maintenance of it. The conference will ask
how power was related to knowledge: how it was determined by access to
knowledge, how it regulated such access, and how it was challenged by
knowledge in its various forms. It will seek to understand the ways in
which power was gendered. And it will ask to what extent the
realities of power were revealed in literature, historical writing
and other cultural products. Call for papers: sequential sessions
will be organised around five main themes: Representation of Power,
Gender and Power, Wealth and Power, Knowledge and Power, and
Narratives and Power. Send title and an abstract of no more than 300
words, preferably by attached file, by 15 September 2007. Contact:
Cathy McClive, CMRS Power Conference 2007, Dept. of History, Univ. of
Durham, 43 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3EX, U.K.
(cathy.mcclive@durham.ac.uk; http://www.dur.ac.uk/cmrs/conferences/).

Heroic Age Calls for Papers

As the end of the year and Congress and Leeds approach in the coming
weeks, please keep in mind the following upcoming issues of The
Heroic Age:

The Heroic Age Issue 12: Early Medieval Languages and Linguistics
(January 2008)

The Heroic Age invites submissions on any aspect of Late Antique or
Early Medieval languages and linguistics. Topics may include (but are
not limited to): place name studies; vocabulary borrowed from
different languages (such as William Sayers exploration of the
borrowing of nautical vocabulary from Norse in Issue 8 of The Heroic
Age); growth of vernacular languages; the influence of Latin on
vernacular; vernacular influence on Latin; runes; ogam; editions or
translations of little known texts or inscriptions; the use or
mis-use of Greek or Hebrew.

Submissions will be received at any time, no later than October 1, 2007.

Also under development for this issue: A "webliography" of early
medieval languages and linguistics and an online bibliography on the
subject. Please send web sites, project sites, or bibliographical
information on the subject to the editor.

The Heroic Age Issue 13: Early Medieval Manuscripts: Use and Abuse (July 2008)

The Heroic Age invites submissions exploring the use or abuse of Late
Antique and Early Medieval manuscripts. Studies of individual
manuscripts, or the influence of disparate manuscripts on a
particular text, the peculiar travels of a manuscript(s), and other
studies are encouraged and welcome.

Submissions will be received at any time, no later than April 1,
2008. Submissions should be sent to Larry Swain.

Future issues and sections under development include:
Late Antiquity in Northwestern Europe
The Normans
Early Medieval Law
"Theory" in the Early Middle Ages
Study of the Bible in the Early Middle Ages

The Heroic Age welcomes and encourages papers on topics unrelated to
themed issues at any time.

The Heroic Age publishes: Feature Articles on themed and unthemed
topics, Editions and Translations, History by Biography, Book
Reviews, and Film and Television Reviews. Submissions should be sent
to Larry Swain: haediting@yahoo.com

Last Week's News

Roman camp's occupiers may have built the Antonine Wall

Archeologists Discover Medieval Jewish Bath in Erfurt

Clues to craft past unearthed

Battle Abbey - breathtaking demonstrations

Legendary Bulgarian King's Relics Prepped for 2nd Funeral 800 years After Death

The Viking Experiment

Enmities ancient and modern: Britain's forgotten battlefields

1320 Blessed Margaret of Città di Castello

799 Paul the Deacon
814 Krum, Khan of Bulgario
1053 Earl Godwine of Wessex
1093 Prince Vsevolod I of Kiev
1279 Boleslaus the Pious, Polish duke

989 Bardas Phocas' revolt suppressed by Byzantium
1055 Victor II us crowned Pope
1111 Henry V crowned Holy Roman Emperor
1203 Assassination of Arthur I of Brittany by his uncle, John
1204 Constantinople sacked by 4th Crusade
1250 The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX captured
1256 The Grand Union of the Augustinian order formed when Pope
Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.
1338 Carlisle Herald presents himself before Edward III
1360 Black Monday: the Army of Edward, King of England, is destroyed
by a hailstorm and freezing rain
1375 Egyptians & Turks capture Sis, ending the Kingdom of Armenia
1387 The travelers of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" begin their
1401 Japan's Imperial Palace burns
1436 The French drive the English out of Paris (100 Yrs. War)

1184 St. Benedict the Bridge-Builder
1246 St. Peter Gonzales,
1433 Blessed Lidwina of Schiedam
1471 Warwick the "Kingmaker", see below

1336 - Emperor Go-Kogon of Japan

1132 Mstislav of Kiev
1279 Boleslaus of Greater Poland
1322 Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Lord Badlesmere, English soldier
1345 Richard Aungerville, English bishop and writer

972 Marriage of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor, to Theophano, Princess
of the Eastern Roman Empire
1028 Coronation of Henry III, "the Black," as King of Germany
1118 Baldwin II crowned King of Jerusalem
1198 Pope Celestine III consecrated
1205 Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
1291 A body of Templars make a night raid on the Moslem camp at the
Siege of Acre. They are all killed.
1341 Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred
V of Saluzzo
1386 St. Mary's College, Oxford, England, opens
1434 - The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in
Nantes, France was laid.
1471 defeat and death of Warwick the "Kingmaker"
1471 Queen Margaret of England lands at Weymouth, too late to save
Warwick and her Kingdom at Battle of Barnett
1498 Vasco da Gama arrives at Malindi, East Africa

584 Ruadan of Lothra, Abbot

1452 Leonardo da Vinci
1469 Nanak, 1st guru of the Sikhs
1489 Sinan

74 Suicide of the Defenders of Masada
911 Pope Sergius III
1053 Godwine, Earl of the West Saxons of England
1220 Adolf of Altena, Archbishop of Colog
1257 Aybak, Sultan of Egypt, murdered by order of his wife
1415 Manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist
1446 Filippo Brunelleschi

1205 Capture of Baldwin I of Rumainia by the Bulgarians at Adrianople
1285 A ghost dances at the wedding of Alexander III, King of Scots,
and Joleteta, daughter of the Count de Dreux, at Jedburgh
1450 - Battle of Formigny, ending British control of No. France
1446 Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian architect, dies at about 69
1450 French defeat English, 100 Yrs. War

1116 St. Magnus of Orkney,
1186 St. Drogo of Sebourg

778 Loius the Pious
1319 John II the Good, King of France

1116 St. Magnus of Orkney
1189 St. Druon
1293 Tibald Gaudin, 22nd Master of the Templars

74 Romans enter Masada
556 Coronation of Pelagius as Pope
1071 Capture of Bari, Italy, by the Normans
1209 Franciscan order founded
1245 John of Pian de Carpine sent by Pope Innocent IV to the Mongols
1291 Rudolph Hapsburg purchases the rights to govern Lucerne, Switz.
1300 The beginning (in the tale) of Dante's "Inferno"
1415 The King's Council of England is told of the plans for war with
1444 Truce of Tours

1419 Blessed Clare Gambacorta
1134 St. Stephen Harding

617 St. Donnan
858 Pope Benedict III
1087 St. Robert of Chaise-Dieu

744 Murder of Walid II, Caliph of Bagdad
1172 Henry II of England leaves Ireland at Wexford
1278 Edward I, King of England, visits Glastonbury Abbey on Easter
1341 Edinburgh Castle taken from English by Douglas
1414 Isabelle la Boulangere fined for performing an act of
prostitution on this day (Easter Sunday)
1415 The Duke of Bedford is appointed Lieutenant of England
1421 The river Dort floods, 100,000 people drown
1446 Sea breaks in at Dort, Holland, forms Zuiderzee
1492 Columbus named Admiral and Viceroy by the Capitulationes de
Santa Fe
1492 Christopher Columbus contracts with Spain to find the Indies.

639 St. Laserian, bishop of Leighlin
1404 Blessed James of Lodi

1480 Lucrezia Borgia

1221 Jacques de Vitry writes to Pope Honorius III about "King David"
(the Khan of the Mongols)
1318 Cornerstone laid for a monastery endowed by Othon de Grandson
1417 Frederick of Hohenzollern invested as Elector of Brandenburg
1454 Venice signs a treaty with the Turks
1479 Reconstruction of the Japanese Imperial Palace begins, after it,
and the city of Kyoto were destroyed in a Civil War

1054 St. Leo IX, Deacon, Bishop of Toul, Pope
1012 Alphege the Martyr, abbot of Bath

1127 St. Felix of Valois

1012 St. Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury
1054 St. Leo IX, Pope
1390 Robert II, King of Scotland

Friday, April 20, 2007

Call for Papers

Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies


Easter Conference 2008 (26?28 March)

FROM HILD TO STIGAND Leaders of the Anglo-Saxon church

This interdisciplinary residential conference will focus on the
individual and collective contribution of particular bishops, abbots
and abbesses (e.g. Hild, Æthelthryth, Aldhelm, Mildthryth, Eorcenweald,
Wærferth, Æthelwold, Dunstan, Oswold, Ælfric, Wulfstan, Ælfheah,
Stigand) to the achievement of the Anglo-Saxon church from the seventh
to the eleventh centuries. Papers are invited on any aspect of this
topic, including the role of such individuals in the establishment,
government, scholarship, architecture and art of the church and in
furthering (or harming) the reputation and power of specific
communities within it. Abstracts (500 words) should be sent to Dr
Alexander Rumble,
Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, School of Arts Histories and
Cultures, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
or by email to alex.rumble@manchester.ac.uk. Deadline for receipt of
abstracts: 1 November 2007

Digitized Gutenberg Bible

The Munich copy of the Gutenberg Bible has been digitized recently
and is now accessible via our website and online incunable catalogue:

The Munich Gutenberg Bible is one of only two copies which contain
the table of rubrics, a printed list of headlines which served as a
guide to the rubricator. The Bible is printed on paper and contains
some illumination and manuscript annotation, the latter can be
ascribed to a Benedictine monk from Tegernsee. In 1803, the Bible was
transferred to Munich from the Benedictine monastery of Andechs.

The website includes links to our cooperation partner, the Humanities
Media Interface Project of Keio University Tokyo who carried out the
digitization, and to an article (in German) about the project.

Digitized Gutenberg Bible

The Munich copy of the Gutenberg Bible has been digitized recently
and is now accessible via our website and online incunable catalogue:


The Munich Gutenberg Bible is one of only two copies which contain
the table of rubrics, a printed list of headlines which served as a
guide to the rubricator. The Bible is printed on paper and contains
some illumination and manuscript annotation, the latter can be
ascribed to a Benedictine monk from Tegernsee. In 1803, the Bible was
transferred to Munich from the Benedictine monastery of Andechs.

The website includes links to our cooperation partner, the Humanities
Media Interface Project of Keio University Tokyo who carried out the
digitization, and to an article (in German) about the project.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Also via ISAS news:

Roy M. Liuzza, Anglo Saxon Prognostics: Texts and Studies

Sharon M. Rowley, Reading the Old English Bede in Its Manuscript Contexts

Andrew P. Scheil, Figures of the City in the Early Middle Ages and Beyond

Interesting new book

From the ISAS organization:

Beowulf & Other Stories: A New Introduction to Old English, Old Icelandic & Anglo-Norman Literatures
Edited by Richard North (University College London) and Joe Allard (University of Essex)
ISBN: 1-4058-3572-9
Price £16.99
For more information, please go to:

Until now, Old English has been a phrase to strike fear into the hearts of students of English. A combination of remoteness, both of time and language, and a general sense of disconnectedness has meant that Old English has sometimes been remembered as a chore, a slog through the foothills of literature. Beowulf & Other Stories has been conceived in the firm belief that Old English - and its close cousins, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman - should be seen as a genuine delight, a period as replete with wonder and creativity and magic as any other in literature.

The book forages with abandon through the literature of the period, turning up en route the fire and bloodlust of the great epic, Beowulf, and the sophistication and eroticism of the Exeter Riddles. Fresh interpretations give new life to the spiritual ecstasy of The Seafarer and to the imaginative dexterity of The Dream of the Rood. Beowulf & Other Stories provides the student and general reader with all they might need to explore and enjoy this complex but rewarding field.

The book sheds light, too, on the shadowy contexts of the period, with suggestive and highly readable essays on matters ranging from the dynamism of the Viking Age to Anglo-Saxon input into Lord of the Rings, from the great religious prose works to the transition from Old to Middle English. Beowulf & Other Stories also branches out into related traditions, with expert introductions to the Icelandic Sagas, Viking Religion and Norse Mythology. Peter S. Baker provides an outstanding guide to taking your first steps in the Old English language, while David Crystal provides a crisp linguistic overview of the entire period. Written throughout with verve, panache and a deep understanding of its subject, Beowulf & Other Stories is set to be the standard introduction to the field for many years to come.
1. Introduction
Richard North, David Crystal and Joe Allard
2. Old English Influence on The Lord of the Rings
Clive Tolley
3. Beowulf and Other Battlers: an Introduction to Beowulf
Andy Orchard
4. Old English Minor Heroic Poems
Richard North
5. Joyous Play and Bitter Tears: the Riddles and the Elegies
Jennifer Neville
6. The Dream of the Rood and Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Éamonn Ó Carragáin and Richard North
7. Cædmon the Cowherd and Old English Biblical Verse
Bryan W. Wyly
8. Monasteries and Courts: Alcuin and Offa
Andy Orchard
9. Old English Prose: King Alfred and his books
Susan Irvine
10. The Old English Language
Peter S. Baker
11. Viking Wars and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Jayne Carroll
Including Notes on the Old Norse Language by Richard North
12. Viking Religion: Old Norse Mythology
Terry Gunnell
13. Sagas of the Icelanders
Joe Allard
14. Prose Writers of the English Benedictine Reform
Stewart Brookes
15. Anglo-Norman Literature: the Road to Middle English
Patricia Gillies
Epilogue: The End of Old English? David Crystal

Liber, gesta, histoire....

From Celia Chazelle and the EMF list:

Liber, gesta, histoire
Écrire l’histoire des évêques et des papes, de l’Antiquité au XXIe

Colloque international

Abbaye Saint Germain d’Auxerre
du lundi 25 au mercredi 27 juin 2007

Auxerre et Rome

Les Gestes des évêques d’Auxerre (Gesta pontificum
autissiodorensium), sont sans doute le plus achevé des textes de gesta
episcoporum (histoire d’évêques), tels que l’on en a rédigé dans une
vingtaine de cités d’Occident entre la fin du VIIIe et le XIIe siècle.
Il est constitué d’un noyau primitif écrit d’une traite en 875,
établissant une suite de notices, du premier évêque de l’Église
d’Auxerre à l’évêque qui vient de mourir. Le texte primitif est ensuite
repris et continué par l’adjonction de notices des évêques successifs.
Ce travail est poursuivi jusqu’à l’époque moderne, un chanoine du XVIIIe
siècle ajoutant encore des notices au manuscrit auxerrois, alors que
l’abbé Lebeuf donnait ses Mémoires concernant l’histoire civile et
ecclésiastique d’Auxerre et de son diocèse (1743) monument de l’histoire

On a depuis longtemps remarqué que le modèle adopté par les
chanoines auxerrois rédacteurs des Gesta est celui du Liber pontificalis
de Rome (Le livre des papes) lui aussi constitué d’un noyau primitif
écrit d’une seule traite dans les premières décennies du VIe siècle et
continué jusqu’au XVe. Il est repris ensuite, de diverses manières, dans
des Histoires des papes, jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

Il a donc paru opportun d’engager une réflexion d’ensemble sur
l’écriture de l’histoire des évêques et des papes, sur sa permanence,
ses inflexions voire ses ruptures, depuis ses origines antiques jusqu’au
début du XXIe siècle, qui a été marqué par la mort d’un pape
particulièrement médiatisé.

Le Liber Pontificalis romain, prototype de ces histoires, est
envisagé en premier lieu. Toute l’historiographie est dominée par les
travaux de Louis Duchesne à la fin du XIXe siècle. Quels sont les
développements récents de la recherche sur ce texte fondateur ? Qu’en
est-il de sa réception au Moyen Âge, voire au-delà ?

Nous abordons ensuite les gesta episcoporum au Moyen Âge. En
tenant compte des travaux menés depuis 25 ans, nous envisageons des
textes moins connus et essayons de voir comment le schéma de la
succession épiscopale a pu être utilisé. Comment aussi on a écrit
l’histoire des évêques dans les régions où l’on ne rencontre guère ce
type d’ouvrage : l’Espagne et l’Angleterre en particulier.

Enfin, l’écriture moderne et contemporaine de l’histoire des
évêques et des papes retient notre attention : l’histoire polémique des
XVIe et XVIIe siècles ; l’histoire érudite puis scientifique – d’où la
polémique n’est pas non plus absente – dont nous nous réclamons plus ou
moins aujourd’hui. Nous nous demandons enfin comment a été écrite
l’histoire la plus récente des évêques et des papes pour la resituer –
peut-être ? - dans la perspective du Liber Pontificalis et des Gesta

Lundi 25 juin_________

Christian Sapin, présentation du CEM.
Michel Sot
Vu d’Auxerre : écritures et récritures de l’histoire des pontifes.
1. Le Liber pontificalis et sa tradition : écrire l’histoire des papes
11h45___Rosamond McKitterick
La place du Liber pontificalis dans les genres historiographiques du
haut Moyen Âge.
12h15___Discussion et pause repas
14h30___Herman Geertman
Possibilités d’une nouvelle édition du Liber pontificalis pour les papes
du VIe siècle.
15h00___Klaus Herbers
Agir et écrire : les actes des papes du IXe siècle et le Liber
15h30___François Bougard
Composition, réception et diffusion des parties tardives du Liber
pontificalis (VIIIe-IXe s.).
17h00___Louis-Marie Gantier
L’Abrégé comme mode de transmission du Liber pontificalis au Moyen Âge :
l’Excerptum de Gestis Romanorum Pontificum d’Abbon de Fleury (vers 996).
17h30___Guy Lobrichon et Paul Payan
Quelle écriture de l’histoire des papes d’Avignon ?

Mardi 26 juin__________

09h00___Alain Tallon
L’histoire officielle de la papauté du XVe au XVIIe siècles, les Vitae
pontificum romanorum de Platina, Panvinio et Ciaconius : critique et
09h30___Philippe Boutry
De Ranke à Pastor, l’histoire des papes au XIXe siècle.
10h00___Discussions et pause
11h00___Philippe Levillain
Pourquoi fallait-il encore un Dictionnaire de la papauté à la fin du XXe
siècle ?
11h30___Hervé Yannou
Éphémère et éternité : média et historiographie officielle des papes au
début du XXIe siècle.
12h00___Discussion et pause repas
2. Gesta episcoporum : écrire l’histoire des évêques
14h30___Reinhold Kaiser
La place des gesta episcoporum dans l’historiographie du Moyen Âge.
15h00___Stéphane Gioanni
Les saints évêques de Salone (IIe-VIIe siècle)-d’après l’Historia
Salonitana de Thomas l’Archidiacre (XIIIe siècle) : histoire et
15h30___Thomas Granier
L’Histoire des évêques de Naples (milieu IXe-début Xe siècle) : genèse
culturelle, fonctions institutionnelle et familiale.
16h00___Discussion et pause
17h00___Deborah Deliyannis
À propos du Liber Pontificalis de l’Église de Ravenne : son rapport au
modèle romain.
17h00___Klaus Krönert
Histoire épiscopale et construction du passé d’une ville : les Gesta
Trevirorum (XIIe siècle).
17h30___Geneviève Bührer-Thierry
Histoire épiscopale et liturgie : le Liber pontificalis d’Eichstätt.
Mercredi 27 juin________

09h00___Patrick Henriet
Écrire l’histoire des évêques en péninsule ibérique, de l’époque
wisigothique à la « normalisation » de l’Église (VIIe-XIIe siècle).
09h30___Elisabeth Van Houts
Écrire l’histoire des évêques en Angleterre : autour du de gestis
pontificum Anglorum de Guillaume de Malmesbury (1125).
10h00___Arnaud Hari
Reprises et continuations modernes des gesta episcoporum médiévaux à
10h30___Discussion et pause
11h15___Jean-Marie Le Gall
Le recours à l’histoire épiscopale dans la controverse entre protestants
et catholiques (XVIe siècle).
11h45___Olivier Poncet
L’histoire des évêques saisie par l’érudition (XVIIe-début XVIIIe
12h15___Discussion et pause repas
14h30___Alain Rauwel
Clergé savant et mémoire épiscopale : le diocèse de Langres du XVIIe au
XXe siècle.
15h00___Jacques-Olivier Boudon
Histoire des évêques et tradition épiscopale au XIXe siècle.
15h30___André Vauchez

Organisme de rattachement

Jacques-Olivier Boudon (Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV)
François Bougard (Université de Paris X-Nanterre)
Philippe Boutry (Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, EHESS)
Geneviève Bührer-Thierry (Université de Marne-la-Vallée)
Deborah Deliyannis (Indiana University)
Louis-Marie Gantier (abbaye de Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire)
Herman Geertman (Institut néerlandais de Rome)
Stéphane Gioanni (Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Thomas Granier (Université de Montpellier III)
Arnaud Hari (Doctorant, Université de Metz)
Patrick Henriet (Université de Bordeaux III)
Klaus Herbers (Université d’Erlangen)
Reinhold Kaiser (Université de Zurich)
Klaus Krönert (Docteur de l’Université de Paris X-Nanterre)
Jean-Marie Le Gall (Université de Paris I)
Philippe Levillain (Institut Universitaire de France, Université de
Paris X-Nanterre)
Guy Lobrichon (Université d’Avignon)
Rosamond McKitterick (Université de Cambridge)
Paul Payan (Université d’Avignon)
Olivier Poncet (École nationale de Chartes)
Alain Rauwel (Université de Bourgogne)
Michel Sot (Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV)
Alain Tallon (Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV)
Elisabeth Van Houts (Université de Cambridge)
André Vauchez (Académie des Inscriptions et belles Lettres, Université
de Paris X-Nanterre)
Hervé Yannou (Correspondant permanent du Figaro au Vatican)

Date de retour : 8 juin 2007

Nom – Prénom
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Frais d’inscription : 30 euros / étudiants : 15 euros (sur justificatifs
Gratuit pour les membres du CEM
Repas 10 euros
Lundi midi 25 juin
Mardi midi 26 juin
Mercredi midi 27 juin

Chèque à l’ordre du Centre d’études médiévales

L’hébergement sera traité directement par les participants. Vous pouvez
contacter :
L’office de tourisme
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Lieu du colloque :
Abbaye Saint-Germain
Salle de conférence
2, place Saint-Germain

Conference Next Month

> Word, Text, and Print:
> A Conference in Honor of A.N. Doane
> May 7–8, 2007
> University of Wisconsin – Madison
> Monday, May 7
> 2–2:30 pm. Conference registration and welcome, 7191 Welen C. White Hall.
> 2:30–4 pm. Session I: Glossed Manuscripts of the Early Medieval Period.
> Matthew Hussey, Simon Fraser University. “The Other ‘Paris Psalter’ and the End of Old English Psalter Glossing.” Hans Sauer, University of Munich. “Language and Culture: How Anglo-Saxon Glossators Adapted Latin Words and their World.” Discussants: Joshua Goldman and Carole E. Newlands, UW – Madison.
> 5 pm. Keynote address: Michelle Brown, the British Library. “From Eastern Deserts to Western Isles: Shared Responses to Scripture in the Early Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts of Anglo-Saxon England, Ireland, and the Middle East.”
> Tuesday May 8
> 9–10:30 am. Session II: Old English Homilies in Their Manuscript Context
> Peter J. Lucas, Wolfson College, Cambridge. “The Vercelli Book Revisited.” Jon Wilcox, University of Iowa. “The Blickling Homilies: Some Implications of Manuscript Princeton, New Jersey, Scheide 71.” Discussants: Katie Lynch and John D. Niles, UW – Madison
> 11–12:30. Session III: On Texts and How (Not?) to Edit Them
> Patrick W. Conner, West Virginia University. “Historicizing the Beginning, Ending, and Sequencing of Certain Exeter Book Poems.” Tim William Machan, Marquette University. “Choice and Editorial Certainty.” Discussants: Carol Pasternack, UC Santa Barbara, and Kirsten Wolf, UW - Madison.
> 2–3:30 pm. Session IV: Late Old English
> Donald Scragg, University of Manchester (Emeritus). “From Manuscript to Print in Eleventh-century English.” Elaine Treharne, Florida State University. “When is a ‘text’ not a text? When it’s Post-Conquest.” Discussants: Jay Gates, UW – Madison, and Shaun Hughes, Purdue University.
> 4–5:30 pm. Session V: Medieval English Literature in Its Social Dimension
> Craig R. Davis, Smith College. “A Mother from Hell: Love and Violence in Beowulf.” Ann W. Astell, Purdue University. “Retooling the Instruments of Christ’s Passion: British Library Additional MS. 22,029 and the Techne of Meditation.” Discussants: Sherry Reames and Dick Ringler, UW – Madison.
> Sponsored by the Department of English with the generous support of the Lectures Committee, the Anonymous Fund, the Program in Medieval Studies, the Department of Art History, and the University of Wisconsin Library.
> For additional information contact Professor John D. Niles, Department of English, at jdniles@wisc.edu.

Last Weeks Medieval News

Building work halts for medieval rubbish

Surprise find in blaze-hit church

Belgians Hail the Middle Ages (Well, Not the Plague Part)


Just posted on ODNB:LotW

War of spin' over Alfred's burnt cakes by Ian Herbert
Independent, 10 April 2007

Call for medieval remains to be buried in Preston

Monday, April 16, 2007


'An amateur archeologist has made an unusual sixth century find at the burial
mounds in Sättuna on the outskirts of Linköping.

On the first day of excavations at the site in the south east of Sweden,
Niklas Krantz discovered a patrix, a sort of die used to emboss pieces of gold.

"Only six or seven of these patrices - patterns for the manufacture of golden
figures depicting human images - have been found.

"They come from very high status environments in southern Scandinavia," said
excavation manager Martin Rundkvist told Sveriges Radio.

This particular stamp, which is approximately two centimetres long and one
centimetre wide, portrays a woman who resembles a troll.'

Boston Area Events

Full details and links at http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~medieval/events/

* New
** Details Modified


Monday, April 16, 4:15 p.m.: Luis Giron Negron (Harvard University)
"'There's food in Egypt! It is floating down the river': Notes on
Judeo-Spanish Belle-lettres and the Medieval 'Coplas de Yosef.'"
Harvard University, Barker Center, Room 211, 12 Quincy Street,
Cambridge, MA. Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar.

Monday, April 16, 4:30 p.m.: Roger Wilson (University of British
Columbia) "Living it up in the Late Roman World: the Country Mansions
of the Mega-Rich." Mount Holyoke College, Gamble Auditorium, South
Hadley, MA. AIA Lecture, co-sponsored by Mt. Holyoke Classics
Department Norton Lecture. For more information contact Geoffrey Sumi

*Wednesday, April 18, 3:30 p.m.: Maria Evangelatou (Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study) "Weaving Christ's Body: Clothing,
Femininity and Sexuality in the Marian Imagery of Byzantium."
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 34 Concord Avenue, Cambridge,

Thursday, April 19, 5:00 p.m.: Anke Bernau (University of Manchester)
"A very good place to start: National Beginnings in the Albina
Legend." Harvard University, Warren House, Kates Room. English
Department Medieval Graduate Doctoral Conference.

Friday, April 20, 4:00 p.m.: Richard Taylor (Marquette University)
"Averroes' Mature Doctrine of Separate Intellects: The Function of
Insights from Themistius." Boston College, Cushing Auditorium,
Cushing 001, Chestnut Hill, MA. A buffet dinner and discussion led by
Stephen F. Brown will follow the lecture in the McElroy Faculty
Dining Room. Please RSVP to Stephen F. Brown (brownst@bc.edu,
617-552-0436) by Tuesday, April 17, if you plan to attend the dinner.

**Monday, April 23, 4:15 p.m.: Jouëlle Burnouf (Université de Paris I
Panthéon-Sorbonne). "Towns and Rivers, River Towns: Environmental
Archaeology and the Archaeological Evaluation of Medieval Urban
Activities and Trade." Harvard University, Barker Center, Room 114,
12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA. Humanities Center Medieval Studies
Seminar. A pre-circulated paper for the talk can be found on the
Humanities Center website
(password: tulip).

Monday, April 30, 4:15 p.m.: Elly Truitt (Harvard University)
"Talking Heads: Divination, Sorcery, and Speaking in Tongues."
Harvard University, Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street,
Cambridge, MA. Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar.

Thursday, June 14, 5:00 p.m.: The Orlando Consort: The Rose, the
Lily, and the Whortleberry: Medieval and Renaissance Gardens in
Music. Music inspired by the symbolic and allegorical allure of
flowers, based on their best-selling CD. Emmanuel Church, 15
Newberry Street, Boston, MA. Tickets: $22-$56 at www.bemf.org or

Friday, June 15, 8:00 p.m.: Sequentia: Edda: Viking Tales of Lust,
Revenge, and Family. A magically theatrical piece recounting one of
the earliest Norse legends of the Rheingold curse: a bloody tale of
revenge and seduction that also inspired Wagner's Ring Cycle. New
England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston,
MA. Tickets: $22-$56 at www.bemf.org or 617-868-2363.


27-28 April 2007: Northeast Graduate Conference on Studies of Early
Science. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. The conference will
consist of a welcoming reception and networking dinner on Friday
evening, followed by morning and afternoon sessions for presenting
research in progress on Saturday. The ESWG will cater each day's
events, and Harvard graduate students will host those in need of
overnight accommodation. Parking will also be made available to
participants arriving by car. We welcome presentations of research by
graduate students at all levels whose research addresses ancient,
medieval, and early-modern science. In keeping with the informal
nature of the event, presentations need not consist of polished
papers; the presentation of work in progress is especially welcomed.
Attendance without presentation is also encouraged. If you would like
to attend and/or participate, please contact Tope Fadiran Charlton
(fadiran@fas.harvard.edu) by Friday, April 13, 2007. Presented by the
Early Sciences Working Group of the Department of the History of
Science at Harvard University.

27-28 April 2007: The Social Spectacle: The 28th annual Medieval and
Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University. Sessions not
necessarily limited to the central topic. For full information, call
for papers, and registration, see http://www.plymouth.edu/medieval
and/or contact Dr. Naomi Kline, Art Department MSC 21, Plymouth State
University, Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264 or e-mail:

5 May 2007: Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic:
Knowledge and Power. Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College,
Cambridge. Please send queries and abstracts of no more than 300
words to Brittany Schorn (bs321@cam.ac.uk) Corpus Christi College,
Cambridge CB2 1RH. For further details and previous programmes,
please visit

19 May 2007: The Sixth Annual UCSB Medieval Studies Graduate Student
Conference: "Civic Culture: Cities and Towns in the Middle Ages."
University of California, Santa Barbara, McCune Conference Room, IHC.
Plenary speaker: Edward Muir (Northwestern University). Please e-mail
abstracts to Corinne Wieben at cmwieben@umail.ucsb.edu by 1 March. If
you have any questions please contact Edward D. English
english@history.ucsb.edu or Corinne Wieben.

27-29 June 2007: Memory: The 4th Annual Symposium of the
International Medieval Society-Paris. Université Paris IV-Sorbonne,
Maison de Recherche. For details please visit www.ims-paris.org.

9-12 July 2007: Medieval Cities (special thematic strand),
International Medieval Congress, Leeds. For more information see

29 July-4 August 2007: XIIth Congress of the International Courtly
Literature Society (ICLS). Geneva and Lausanne. For more information,
please visit www.unil.ch/icls2007 or contact icls2007@unil.ch.

19-21 June 2008: The Oral, The Written, and Other Verbal Media:
Interfaces and Audiences: A Conference and Festival. University of
Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. For full details, see

Thursday, April 12, 2007



On April 21, 2007, the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign will host a Symposium Commemorating the
1500th Anniversary of the Battle of Vouille, the battle
where in 507 the Franks destroyed the Visigothic
Kingdom of Toulouse and where, according to a plaque placed
in Vouille, "commenca la France."

The symposium will
meet on the first floor of the Levis Faculty Center on
the UIUC campus with the following program:


"Ravenna, St. Martin, and the Battle of Vouillé"
Deborah Deliyannis, Univ. of Indiana

"The Missing Archaeology of the Visigoths"
Bailey Young, Eastern Illinois University

"Vouillé, Voulon, and the Location of the Campus
Ralph Mathisen, University of Illinois at


"Ripples around Vouillé"
Danuta Shanzer, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Vouillé and the Restoration of the Roman Empire"
Jonathan J. Arnold, Univ. of Michigan

"Vouillé, Orléans (511), and the Origins of Frankish
Conciliar Tradition"
Greg Halfond, University of Minnesota

"Gregory's Literary Model for the Battle of Vouillé"
Philip Wynn, University of Notre Dame


"Vouillé and the 'Decisive Battle' Phenomenon".
Bernard Bachrach, Univ. of Minnesota


Panelists: Frank M. Clover (Univ. of Wisconsin),

Carol Symes (UIUC) "'Alors commença la France':
Modern Fictions of Medieval French Nationalism"

Registration is free. In order to provide for
refreshments, we ask that those interested in attending or who
would like further information (e.g. local
accommodation or travel information) please contact Ralph
Mathisen (ralphwm@uiuc.edu) or Danuta Shanzer


Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Call for Papers

The 14th Annual ACMRS Conference

Law and Sovereignty

in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

14 – 16 February in Tempe, Arizona
ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its
annual interdisciplinary conference to be held 14 – 16
February 2008 at the Fiesta Inn Resort in Tempe,
Arizona. We welcome papers that explore any topic
related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages
and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on
this year’s theme of law and sovereignty, both in its
literal and metaphorical manifestations.

Selected papers related to the conference theme will
be considered for publication in the conference volume
of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the
Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers

The conference keynote speaker will be Richard F.
Green, Humanities Distinguished Professor of English
and Director of the Center for Medieval and
Renaissance Studies at Ohio State University. Among
his many publications are A Crisis of Truth:
Literature and Law in Ricardian England (University of
Pennsylvania Press, 1998), Poets and Princepleasers:
Literature and the English Court in the Late Middle
Ages (University of Toronto Press, 1980), Interstices:
Studies in Middle English and Anglo-Latin Texts in
Honor of A. G. Rigg, ed. with Linne R. Mooney
(University of Toronto Press, 2004), and The Singer
and the Scribe: European Ballad Traditions and
European Ballad Cultures, ed. with Phillip Bennett
(Rodopi, 2004).

Before the conference, ACMRS will host a workshop on
manuscript studies to be led by Timothy Graham,
Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the
University of New Mexico. The workshop will be
Thursday afternoon, February 14, and participation
will be limited to 25 participants, who will be
determined by the order in which registrations are
received. Email acmrs@asu.edu with “conference
workshop” as the subject line to be added to the list.
The cost of the workshop is $15 and is in addition to
the regular conference registration fee.

The conference registration fee is $85 ($45 for
students) and includes welcoming and farewell
receptions, two days of concurrent sessions (Friday
and Saturday), and keynote address. Please note that
there will be an opening reception Thursday evening,
but there will be no sessions that day.

The deadline for proposals is 5:00 p.m. Mountain
Standard Time on 15 October 2007. Proposals must
include audio/visual requirements and any other
special requests. Subsequent a/v requests may not be
honored without additional charge. In order to
streamline the committee review process, submissions
will only be accepted at
http://link.library.utoronto.ca/acmrs/conference/ from
1 May through 15 October 2007. Questions? Call
480-965-9323 or email acmrs@asu.edu.

Medieval News

Not new, but new to me: Saxon Churches in Sussex

Medieval knights' chain-mail armour paves way for futuristic smart


1135 Maimonides [Moses ben Maimon],
1222 Nichiren
1432 Mehmed II, Ottoman sultan who took Constantinople

1191 Election of Celestine III as Pope
1191 Philip II sails from Sicily for the Holy Land (3rd Crusade)
1191 Queen Eleanor of England and Berengaria arrive in Messina
1282 Sicilian Vespers begin,Palermo - Sicilians massacre 8,000 French
1292 Massacre of Berwick by Edward I, King of England
1327 Chartering of the Most Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths of England
1492 Jews exiled from Spain


297 Diocletian's edict against the Manicheans
1146 St. Bernard calls for the 2nd Crusade at Vezelay, Burgundy
1152 Baldwin III, King of Jerusalem, exiles his mother, Melissande
1341 Ivan I Kalita, Grand Prince of Moscow
1492 Spanish & Sicilian Jews given 3 months to accept Christianity or
1495 "Holy League" formed


1132 St. Hugh of Grenoble
1204 Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England
1282 the IlKhan Abaqa, in Hamadan
1406 Robert II, King of Scotland

568 Lombards assembled to cross the Alps to Italy
1375 St. Catherine of Siena receives the Stigmata
1389 Treaty of Zurich
1401 Conway Castle taken by William and Rhys ap Twdr


742 Emperor Charlemagne

1118 Baldwin I, King of Jerusalem; Baldwin II becomes King
1272 Richard, King of the Romans
1416 Ferdinand I, King of Aragon

999 Election of Pope Sylvester II
1191 Queen Eleanor of England sails for home from Messina
1250 The 7th Crusade surrenders to the Muslims


1367 Birth of Henry IV, King of England

1253 St. Richard of Chitchester
1287 Pope Honorius IV

628 Kavadh, King of Persia, sues for peace with Byzantium
999 Gerbert of Aurillac elected 1st French Pope, Silvester II
1043 Edward the Confessor crowned
1192 Conrad of Montferrat assassinated in Tyre
1245 Birth of Philip III "the Bold," King of France
1279 Kublai Khan defeats the Sung Chinese in a battle at sea
1312 Pope Clement V dissolves the Knights Templar
1367 Battle of Nájera
1471 The Duke of Clarence changes sides againin the War of the Roses


186 Caracalla, Emperor of Rome

397 St. Ambrose
636 St. Isidore of Seville
896 Pope Formosus
1284 Alfonso X, King of Castile-Leon
1292 Pope Nicolas IV
1305 Joan, Queen to King Philip "the Fair" of France
1406 Robert III, King of Scotland
1490 Mathias, King of Hungary

304 Deaths of Sts. Agape, Chionia, and Irene
527 Justinian crowned co-Emperor of the East
1081 Alexius Comnenus crowned emperor
1147 Moscow founded
1297 James II, King of Aragon, given Corsica & Sardinia by
the Pope

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sainthood Conference

'An Age of Saints? Sainthood, scepticism and the authority of the Church in
the Mediterranean koine, AD 200-900'.

Two-day Graduate Conference, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom,
1st-2nd September 2007.

Since the publication of Peter Brown's famous 'Holy Man' article in 1971,
the cult of saints has been a prime marker for religious change between the
ancient and medieval worlds. The saint has thus been crucial to scholarly
efforts to delineate not only the religious, but also the social, cultural
and political identity of late antiquity. In this sense, the rise of the
holy man has been unstoppable and meteoric. But is there scope to revisit
the significance of the holy man in late antiquity? How might historians
take account not only of the positive evidence for the change in religious
sensibilities the rise of the cult of saints is supposed to represent, but
also of the significant and too often overlooked areas of resistance to it
that were expressed during this period? How was the cult of the saints,
their relics and their icons, used either to consolidate or challenge the
authority of the institutional Church and its bishops? What was the
influence exerted upon these developments throughout the late antique and
early medieval periods by surviving non-Christian traditions, especially
Greek and Hellenistic philosophy? Was the articulation of religious
authority experienced differently in different parts of the Mediterranean
and its hinterland? If so, why?

From the outset, it is important to note that, despite the emphasis on the
cult of the saints, scepticism and authority are loosely defined. Within the
overarching interest in secular or sacred opposition to, or competition
with, the cult of the saints, possible themes include: the sceptical
position towards sainthood established within contemporary literature;
tensions between public and private modes of interaction with the divine;
opposition to ecclesiastical involvement within the cult of the saints, or
the establishment of ecclesiastical paradigms of cultic practice; opposition
to asceticism as the 'spiritual ultimate'; medical, philosophical or
theological objections or corrections to contemporary models of sainthood;
the literary topos of the hagiographic doubter; variant models of authority
constructed within and around the cult of the saints in general; tensions
created by ascetic groups in relation to the ecclesiastical and imperial
instituions; heresy; iconoclasm; etc.

However, these themes are by no means exhaustive.

The conference is aimed particularly at doctoral students in the first,
second or third years of their research, with an emphasis on the friendly
and interested sharing of ideas. Papers which offer some perspective on the
unity, or divergence, of east and west are particularly welcome, but of
course this is not essential. The conference is not limited to the
Greco-Roman tradition, and we will look to include scholars of the
post-Roman West (Visigothic Spain, Frankish Gaul and Anglo-Saxon England)
and of the non-Greek East (Syriac and Coptic Christianity, Judaism and

We are endeavouring to provide two nights' accommodation and meals, probably
at Trinity College. We must warn in advance, however, that we shall
unfortunatley be unable to offer travel expenses. No registration fee is
currently envisaged.

Currently we are looking for the submission of abstracts (c.500 words).
Papers (30 mins) will ideally be presented in English - but this is not
mandatory, as those in French, German and Italian will also be considered.

Please forward your abstracts by e-mail attachment to Mr Phil Booth
(pb281@cam.ac.uk) or Mr Matthew dal Santo (mjd79@cam.ac.uk), preferably by
30th June 2007.

Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: Texts and Contexts. A Conference at The Ohio State
University, sponsored by the Center for Epigraphical and
Palaeographical Studies, October 26-27, 2007

The conference seeks to investigate the textual traditions of various
texts and genres, including texts in classical Latin, mediaeval
Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, and the vernaculars. Preference
will be given to those abstracts which deal with newly discovered
texts and their manuscript traditions. We encourage graduate students
and newly established scholars to submit their work.

Plenary speaker: Rita Copeland, University of Pennsylvania .

Please send abstracts to Professor Frank Coulson, Director of
Palaeography, 190 Pressey Hall, 1070 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH
43210. Email questions to epig@osu.edu.

Deadline for submission: August 15, 2007.

Cambridge Conference

If you happen to be in the neighborhood:

Please see the attached schedule and registration form for the
Magdalene Society of Medievalists' Inaugural Conference to be held on
5 May 2007 (schedule below).

Please direct enquiries to Daniel J. DiCenso at dd301@cam.ac.uk, or
James Wade at jpw49@cam.ac.uk.

Early registration deadline: 1 May 2007


Magdalene Society of Medievalists
Inaugural Conference
A one-day interdisciplinary conference on Medieval Studies

Magdalene College, Cambridge
Cripps Court, 5 May 2007

10am to 11am - Session 1: Keynote

Jane Hughes (Magdalene College): 'Thinking Satire: The Pleasure (and
the Pain) of the Text'

11.30am to 1pm - Session 2

Jill Mann (University of Notre Dame and University of Cambridge):
'Trees, Time and Language in Piers Plowman'

Katie Walter (King's College): 'Langland and the Senses'

2pm to 3.30pm - Session 3

David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania): 'Love Between Men:
Griselde Before Chaucer'

Diane Vincent (Girton College): ''I saw þe drunkyn whil þu were
sobere': Late Medieval Schoolbooks and English Cultural Translations'

4pm to 5pm - Session 4

James Rigney (Magdalene College): ''The Curious, the Spurious, the
Downright Furious': Vagrancy and Late Medieval Pilgrimage'

Carl Watkins (Magdalene College): 'Religious Scepticism in the Middle Ages'

5pm to 6pm - Session 5: Keynote

Helen Cooper (Magdalene College): 'Adultery Again'

6pm to 7pm - Wine Reception

-- Magdalene College
United Kingdom
(+44) 07957 310146

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Ammianus Marcellinus

From the ever productive and redoubtable Roger Pearse:

Since apparently no-one intends to scan an English translation of
Ammianus Marcellinus, I have gone ahead and scanned the old Bohn
(1862) translation by C.D.Yonge. It's here:


The text etc is all public domain everywhere in the world, so go
ahead, take copies, use it as you see fit with my blessing. That's
what it's for.

Pressure of other tasks meant that I had to omit footnotes, and
probably there are typos. If you see the latter, and feel like
sending them to me, I will fix them!

This book is also on Google books, complete -- but only if you're in
the US! I find that a lot of people outside the US dismiss Google
Books. This is because we can't actually see most of the content. In
fact it contains acres of useful stuff that we cannot see. For
several links for Greek, Latin, etc, all available complete -- in the
US! -- see the links here:


The whole collection of English translations of the Fathers not in the
ANF etc (plus related texts) is at:


A CDROM of the site is also available:


All the best,

Roger Pearse


New on the Pecia site:

Nouveau dossier sur le blog PECIA:
Les évangéliaires bretons carolingiens

jean luc deuffic

Louisville Area

If you're in the Louisville area this week:

For those of you in the area, please don't forget that Professor
> Allen Frantzen of Loyola University will be delivering Louisville's
> annual Barker Lecture this coming Wednesday on the topic,
> "Anglo-Saxonism and the Creation of Southern Identity. The talk
> will take place at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, 4/11, in Bingham
> Humanities 205. If you have any questions, please feel free to
> contact me at andrew.rabin@louisville.edu. I hope to see many of
> you there.

Scott Glosecki

From the ISAS list:


I am sorry to report that fellow ISAS member Steve Glosecki has passed away. Member Elaine Treharne has sent the following message for distribution on our list::

Colleagues will be saddened to hear that Steve Glosecki has died after a long and courageous battle against cancer. A Professor of Old English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Steve was a renowned teacher, scholar and poet, a wonderful and dynamic man, and a lively ambassador for Anglo-Saxon Studies everywhere he went. He recently finished his cherished project: translating Beowulf, and many of you will, no doubt, have heard his unforgettably stirring readings of the poem. He will be much missed by his friends and colleagues, and our sympathies are with his wife Karen, and his boys Dylan and Christopher.

Anglo-Saxon Aloud

This is a great project, and will be going on the HA Links page, but thought I'd announce it here too. Michael Drout has recently completed a CD of reading Beowulf, and has now undertaken reading all of the Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records aloud and posting them as podcasts available for free online or for free through I-tunes. The URL is: http://fred.wheatonma.edu/wordpressmu/mdrout

Virtually Anglo-Saxon

Friend and future HA columnist Martin Foys has a new book out:

Virtually Anglo-Saxon: Old Media, New Media, and Early Medieval
Studies in the Late Age of Print (Gainesville: University Press of
Florida): 2007

Amazon link with more info:


Apologies for the silence the last couple of weeks. But the updates have been piling up, so there will be several posts today to make up for it.

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Meeting in August


Please see now http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2007/ISAS/Registration.htm.

For information on registering for ISAS 2007 in London.