Medieval Life Writing: Principles and Practice

Friday 29th June 2018
Harris Manchester College, Oxford

9:30am

Coffee and Registration

10:00am to 11:00am
Session 1

Chair/Respondent: 

10:00am
  • Institute of Historical Research, London

Life Writing in the Age of Abelard

11:30am to 1:10pm
Session 2

Chair/Respondent: 

11:30am
  • Oriental Institute, Oxford

Mostly (But Not All) Dead: an overview of Arabic life writing

12:20pm
  • Somerville College, Oxford

Mystical Theology in Late Medieval Song. First person voices between liturgy and experience

2:20pm to 4:00pm
Session 3

Chair/Respondent: 

2:20pm
  • University of Durham

Bartholomew as Flayed Saint:  rethinking the question of hagiographic identity

3:10pm
  • University of Cambridge

Translation and Transcendence:  the first German vernacular life of Charlemagne

4:30pm to 5:20pm
Session 4

Chair/Respondent: 

4:30pm

Chivalrous Biographies in the Fifteenth Century:  history, fiction and exemplarity

5:30pm
AGM and 2018 Medium Ævum Annual Lecture
5:45pm
  • King's College, London

Writing the Life of Charlemagne

Friday, June 29, 2018 (All day)
Harris Manchester College, Oxford
Miniature from Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias, from the twentieth-century reproduction of the original (now-lost) Rupertsberg Codex.