Society, Rule and Their Representation in Medieval Britain

13. - 14. November 2014, Konferenz, DHI London

THURSDAY, 13 NOVEMBER

14:00-14:15 WELCOME

14:15-15:45 SESSION 1: IDENTITY (CHAIR: KATHERINE HARVEY, BIRKBECK)
Torben Gebhardt (Münster): Self-Categorisation of Medieval Rulers between 1016-1138 – A Comparison between England and the Holy Roman Empire
Isabelle Chwalka (Mainz): Conception and Perception of England and the Empire in the Twelfth Century
Stephan Bruhn (Kiel): Of Suffering Kings, Unwise Bishops and Violent Abbots –Concepts of Elites in ‘Biographical Writings’

15:45-16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30-18:30 SESSION 2: RULE AND KINGSHIP (CHAIR: ALEXANDRA SAPOZNIK, KCL)
Grischa Vercamer (Berlin): Descriptions of Power and Rulers in the High Middle Ages: English Chronicles in European Context
Bastian Walter-Bogedain (Wuppertal): “I´ve got him, I ´ve got him!” Or: How to Capture a King on a Battlefield
Ulla Kypta (Frankfurt): The Power of Routines: The Emergence of the English Exchequer during the 12th Century
Martin Stier (Heidelberg): Barons, Lords, Peers. Rank in the English Baronage in the 14th Century

FRIDAY, 14. NOVEMBER

9:15-10:45 SESSION 3: VISUAL REPRESENTATION (CHAIR: ALIXE BOVEY, UNIVERSITY OF KENT)

Veronika Decker (Vienna): Planting the Vineyard of the Just: The Foundation  of New College, Oxford and the Stained Glass of the College Chapel
Julia Crispin (Münster): French Treasures for an English Prince: John of  Bedford, Regent of France, and his French Illuminated Books
Antje Fehrmann (Berlin): Courts or Concepts? Cultural Networks and Artistic 

Exchanges in 15th-Century England and Germany

10:45-11:15 COFFEE BREAK

11:15-12:45 SESSION 4: SOCIETY (CHAIR: IAN FORREST, OXFORD)

Franziska Klein (Duisburg-Essen): The King’s Converts - Caritas, Conversion and Control in Late Medieval England
Tanja Skambraks (Mannheim/Rome): Children, Liturgy and Festive Culture in Medieval London
Ute Kühlmann (Mannheim): Celtic Fosterage

12:45-13:00 CLOSING REMARKS

ATTENDANCE IS FREE; THERE IS NO NEED TO REGISTER.