Sunday, May 22, 2016

Session Title: "Holy Sites: The Place of Saints in the Anglo-Saxon Church"

This session seeks papers addressing issues of place and space in the study of saints' cults, hagiography, or art and material culture in the Anglo-Saxon church, understood both as a cultural and historical institution and in terms of the concrete, physical spaces of church buildings. We are especially interested in papers which look at saints in Anglo-Saxon England from interdisciplinary perspectives, dealing with issues of the transmission of saints' cults and relics across spaces, or considering the importance of place in the enshrinement of saints, both physically in reliquaries, churches, or landscapes, and metaphorically in works of Anglo-Saxon literature and art.

Send 100-word abstract and contact information to organizer Shannon Godlove at by May 30, 2016!

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