Converting the Isles

Leeds IMC 2014

Converting the Isles Sessions
Monday 7 July, Tuesday 8 July 2014

All sessions held at University House, Little Woodhouse Room, except 637, at Parkinson Building, Room 1.08


I.  Session 135            Martyrs, Martyrologies, and Narratives of Conversion           

Monday 11.15-12.45      

           Moderator: Helen Foxhall Forbes (Durham)

            Paper 1: Christine Voth (Cambridge), A New Wave of Conversion? The Palaeographic and Social Context of the Two Oldest Fragments of the Old English Martyrology

            Paper 2: Maria Teresa Ramandi (Cambridge), The Icelandic Miracles of St Cecilia in Stockholm, Royal Library, Pergamena, fol. 2

            Paper 3: Sarah Waidler (Cambridge), Notes on Conversion from the Félire Oengusso


II.  Session 235            Converting Traditions                       

Monday 14.15-15.45

            Moderator: Sarah Waidler (Cambridge)

            Paper 1: Roy Flechner (Dublin), Becoming Christian: Investigating Conversion to Christianity and Social Change in Early Medieval Ireland

            Paper 2: Rosalind Bonté (Cambridge), Making Myths: Accounts of Conversion in the Norse North Atlantic

            Paper 3: Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (Cambridge), Why Conversion Still Mattered: 11th- and 12th-Century Irish Literary Accounts


III.  Session 335            Narrating Conversion          

Monday 16.30-18.00

            Moderator: Roy Flechner (Dublin)

            Paper 1: Eleanor Bridget Heans-Glogowska (Cambridge), Rewriting the Icelandic Conversion Narrative: a 14th-Century Account of the Conversion of Iceland

            Paper 2: Anna Chrysostomides (Oxford), A World Away: Conversion between Christianity and Islam in the Early Medieval Levant

            Paper 3: Razvan Stanciu (Cambridge), Gods and Non-Gods: The Nature of the Tu'atha De' Danann in Medieval Irish Texts


IV. Session 435            Mapping Miracles Roundtable     

Monday 19:00-20:00

Moderators: Sarah Waidler and Julianne Pigott


V. Session 637            The Eucharist, the Key to the Kingdom?     

Tuesday 11.15-12.45

Moderator: Ilona Tuomi (Cork / Helsinki)

Paper 1: Alexandra Bergholm (Helsinki), Eucharistic Blood in the Passion of Blathmac

Paper 2: Julianne Pigott (Cambridge), Cumann Comnae: Constructing Christian Identity in the Bethada of the Book of Lismore

Paper 3: Kevin Grove (Cambridge), Comparing Eucharistic Miracles and Eucharistic Thinkers


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Supported by:

The Leverhulme Trust