Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gildas Sapiens, New Perspectives Conference

19-20 May 2009
University of Manchester

Day 1

Registration and Lunch (12.00-13.40)

Introduction (13.40-14.00)
1. Professor N.J. Higham (Manchester)

History (14.00-15.30)
2. Dr K. George (Independent Scholar): 'The structure and purpose of Gildas's De excidio Britonum'
3. Professor T. Charles-Edwards (Oxford): 'Gildas and the Lawyers'

Tea break (15.30-16.00)

Church History (16.00-17.30)
4. Dr J. Wooding (Lampeter): 'Gildas and Monasticism'
5. Professor T. O’Loughlin (Lampeter): ‘Gildas and the Christian Scriptures’

Drink Reception (17.30-18.30)

Dinner (19.30)

Day 2

Gildas and Medieval Tradition (9.00 – 10.30)
6. Dr D. Howlett (Oxford): 'Gildas as Founder of Four Traditions'
7. Dr D. Bracken (Cork): 'Patrick, Gildas, Columbanus: the authority of the contemplative in the earliest Insular sources'

Tea break (10.30-11.00)

Philology of DEB (11.00-12.30)
8. Mr L. Larpi (Manchester): ‘Reims Ms 414: a new witness of De excidio’
9. Professor D. Dumville (Aberdeen): 'Gildas: the editorial dilemma'

Closing Discussion (12.30-13.30)
10. Professor M. Winterbottom (Oxford): Chair

Lunch (13.30)

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