IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 701: Bede: Intellectual Landscapes, III - Northumbria in the Age of Bede

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

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:Julia Steuart Barrow, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 701-aÆthelthryth and Hild in the Historia Ecclesiastica
(Language: English)
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Women's Studies
Paper 701-bThe Cleansing of the Temple in the Works of Bede
(Language: English)
Conor O'Brien, Queen's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Religious Life, Theology
Paper 701-cAidan et al.: The Irish Bishops of Northumbria
(Language: English)
Sarah McCann, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

This strand explores the cultural and intellectual contexts that shaped the production or reception of Bede’s works. Session III concerns the intellectual culture of Bede’s Northumbria: paper -a (Mac Carron) examines Bede’s accounts of the lives of two prominent Northumbrian women, Æthelthryth and Hild; paper -b (O’Brien) uses Bede’s interpretations of the gospel accounts of Christ’s cleansing of the Temple to shed light upon the ecclesiastical culture of early 8th-century Northumbria; paper -c (McCann) offers a new perspective upon Bede’s attitude towards the Irish bishops who held office in Northumbria in the 7th century.