CANCELLED - From East to West: The Idea of the World in Anglo-Saxon England

Status: This talk is in preparation - details may change
Status: This talk has been cancelled

The symposium will take place on 20-21 March 2020 at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, Pusey Street, Oxford, OX1 2LB.

Anybody interested in the topic is welcome and there is no registration fee, but it would be helpful if you register for your attendance, sending an email to the following address:

20 March
11:00-12:45 Session 1
Helen Appleton (Balliol College, University of Oxford)
‘World Maps in Early Medieval England’
Daniel Anlezark (University of Sydney) ‘Alfred the Great and Asia’
Rachel Burns (CLASP) ‘Creca cræftas: Eastern Learning in the Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn’
12:45-14:15 Lunch Break
14:15-16:00 Session 2
Francis Leneghan (St Cross College, University of Oxford)
‘Poetry and History in MS Cotton Tiberius B.i’
Caitlin Ellis (Stockholm University)
‘Early English Imperialism? Perception of their Neighbours’
Ryan Lavelle (University of Winchester)
‘From (North-)East to West: Identities and Political Communities in the Ninth- to Eleventh-Century Anglo-Scandinavian World’
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:45 Session 3
Daniel Thomas (Queen’s College, University of Oxford)
‘Babel and Beyond: Rethinking the “Migration Myth” in Genesis A’
Mark Atherton (Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford)
‘From East to West: The World of Ealdorman Byrhtnoth’

*The symposium will be followed by the launch of Francis Leneghan’s The Dynastic Drama of Beowulf. For details, see below.

21 March
11:00-12:45 Session 4
Luisa Ostacchini (Wolfson College, University of Oxford)
‘Translating India in Ælfric’s “Life of Saint Thomas”’
Kazutomo Karasawa (Rikkyo University)
‘The Idea of the World Reflected in Ælfric’s Description of the Crucifixion’
Hannah Bailey (Wadham College, University of Oxford)
‘North, South, East and West in the Vita S. Rumwoldi: An 11th-century Idea of a 7th-century World’
12:45-14:15 Lunch Break
14:15-16:00 Session 5
Winfried Rudolf (University of Göttingen)
‘Teaching Cosmography through Old English Homilies’
Katie Long (Emerson College, Netherlands)
‘“Maxims IC”: The Disorder of the World’
Simon Thomson (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
‘A Stranger in a Strange Land? Reading Saint Christopher’s Story in Early Medieval England’
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:45 Session 6
Marilina Cesario (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Representations of Earthquakes in Early Medieval England’
Anthony Harris (Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge)
‘Keeping the World Out: The Significance of the Unfinished Computistical Tables in MS Ashmole 328 (Byrhtferth’s Enchiridion)’

Attendees are also welcome to attend the launch of The Dynastic Drama of ‘Beowulf’ by Francis Leneghan, at St Cross College (nearby to Regent’s Park) from 6.00pm on Friday March 20th. Numbers are limited, so if you wish to attend this event, please contact in advance. For details of the book, click here.