Converting the Isles

Leeds IMC 2013

Converting the Isles Sessions
Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

All sessions will be held in the Parkinson Building: Room B.22


I.  Session 505            Reconsidering Conversion           


           Moderator: Dr Erik Niblaeus (Cambridge)

            Paper 1: Dr Roy Flechner (UCD), Bede, Boniface, and the 8th-Century Memory of the Gregorian Mission

            Paper 2: Patrick Gleeson (Cork), Converting Kingship in Early Medieval Ireland: Re-defining Practices, Ideologies and Identities

            Paper 3: Edwin Hustwit (Bangor), Praesentem Israelem? Conversion, Christianity, and the Britons in Late Antiquity


II.  Session 605            Converting Traditions                       


            Moderator: Dr Roy Flechner (UCD)

            Paper 1: Dr Alexandra Bergholm (Cork), ‘Come to me, loving Mary, that I may keen with you’: Pagan Past and Christian Present in the 8th Century Blathmac Poems

            Paper 2: Jessica Storoschuk (UCD), Converting Childhood: Shifting Perceptions of Childhood in Early Irish and Anglo-Saxon  Ecclesiastical Texts

            Paper 3: Dr Brittany Schorn (Cambridge), Converting Traditional Old Norse Poetics


III.  Session 705            Narrating Conversion          


            Moderator: Dr Brittany Schorn (Cambridge)

            Paper 1: Dr Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (Cambridge), Pagan Kings and Cursing Clerics: Depicting Conversion in Medieval Ireland

            Paper 2: Maria Teresa Ramandi (Cambridge), Converting Medieval Iceland: Early Christian Settlers, Missionaries and Saints

            Paper 3: Razvan Stanciu (Cambridge), Togail Troí: A Christian Author and His Paganism


IV. Session 805            Medieval Irish Hagiography as a Source     


Moderator: Dr Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (Cambridge)

Paper 1: Sarah Waidler (Cambridge), Hagiographical Perceptions and Narratives of Conversion in Ireland during the Central Medieval Period

Paper 2: Helen Oxenham (Cambridge), Representations of Male and Female Conversion in the Earliest Irish Saints’ Lives

Paper 3: Julianne Pigott (Cambridge), The Contrasting Agency of the Female Saint in Conversion Vignettes: Íte in Apposition to Monenna


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Supported by:

The Leverhulme Trust