IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 501: Bede: Intellectual Landscapes, I - Bede's Intellectual Inheritance

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester
Organisers:Peter Darby, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moderator/Chair:Peter Darby, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Paper 501-aBede and the Exegetical Application of Classical Scientific Learning
(Language: English)
Eoghan Ahern, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Science, Theology
Paper 501-bBede and Cassiodorus
(Language: English)
Alan Thacker, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index terms: Monasticism, Theology
Paper 501-cNotes on a Scandal: Bede and Gregory of Tours on Women in the Religious Life at Coldingham and Poitiers
(Language: English)
Jenny Coughlan, School of History, University College Cork
Index terms: Theology, Women's Studies

This strand explores the intellectual contexts that shaped the production or reception of Bede’s works. Session I focusses upon the intellectual landscapes of Late Antiquity and the Classical World: paper -a (Ahern) considers Bede’s use of ancient geographical and cosmological texts in his exegetical writings; paper -b (Thacker) explores the impact that the writings of Cassiodorus had upon Bede; paper -c (Coughlan) uses a well-known passage from the historical writings of Gregory of Tours to inform our understanding of an important episode in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History.