H.M. Chadwick Memorial Lecture
Hector Munro Chadwick (1870-1947) was second Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge (1912-41). Through the immense range of his scholarly publications, and through the vigorous enthusiasm which he brought to all aspects of Anglo-Saxon studies — philological and literary, historical and archaeological — he helped to define the field and give it the interdisciplinary orientation which characterises it still. The Department of ASNC, which owes its existence and its own interdisciplinary outlook to H.M. Chadwick, has wished to commemorate his enduring contribution to Anglo-Saxon studies by establishing an annual series of lectures in his name.
The H.M. Chadwick Memorial Lecture, established in 1990, is delivered by a scholar who is invited to Cambridge for the occasion, on a subjected calculated to be of interest to the whole Department.
Copies of the H.M. Chadwick Memorial Lectures
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Previous Chadwick Memorial Lectures
Chadwick Memorial Lecture 2010
The 2010 Chadwick Memorial Lecture was delivered by Professor J. P. Nagy, University of California, USA on Thursday 11 March. The title of the lecture was “Merchants of Myth in Ancient and Medieval Celtic Traditions”.
Chadwick Memorial Lecture 2009
The 2009 Chadwick memorial lecture was delivered by Professor Richard Sharpe, Oxford, on Thursday 12 March. The title of the lecture was ‘The earls of York and Bamburgh’.
Chadwick Memorial Lecture 2008
The 2008 Chadwick Memorial Lecture was delivered by Prof. Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe on Thursday 13 March, in room LG-17 of the Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site. The title of the lecture was “Stealing Obedience: Narratives of Agency in Later Anglo-Saxon England”. An informal wine reception followed the lecture in the English Faculty Building.
Chadwick Memorial Lecture 2007
The 2007 Chadwick Memorial Lecture was delivered by Professor Sverre Bagge, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bergen and took place at 5pm on Thursday 15 March. The title of this lecture was “Order, Disorder and Disordered Order – Interpretations of the World and Society from the Pagan to the Christian Period”.