Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Symposium at Leeds

Propaganda, Piety and Polemic:

Hagiography in Anglo-Saxon England

A one-day research symposium at the University of Leeds

hosted by the School of English and the Institute for Medieval Studies

10 April 2008

10.00 a.m. coffee

Programme begins at 10.30 a.m

1.00-2.00 p.m. lunch

Programme ends no later than 4.30 p.m.

Organiser: Professor Joyce Hill

Venue: Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29-31 Clarendon Place (on main campus)

Approaches to the campus by all routes and forms of transport can be found by following the links on

The symposium on 10 April will examine hagiography in Anglo-Saxon England, illustrating its contemporary uses and the way in which attitudes to and understanding of hagiographical texts have changed in the period of modern scholarship. The papers will range across the Anglo-Saxon period and will cover material in Latin and Old English.

The speakers are Joyce Hill (Leeds), Clare Lees (King’s College London), Rosalind Love (Cambridge), Winfried Rudolf (Oxford), and Alan Thacker (Institute of Historical Research London).

There will be opportunity for some questions after each paper, and there will be a round-table discussion at the end of the day.

Postgraduate students are most welcome.

Anyone who wishes to attend is requested to complete the registration form below, and return it to Professor Hill, at the School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT by 20 March 2008.

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