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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 201: Age of Bede, II: Irish / Anglo-Saxon Connections

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45
Organisers:Peter Darby, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moderator/Chair:Alan Thacker, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 201-aThe Legacy of the Irish and the Making of the Mercian Kingdom
(Language: English)
Morn D. T. Capper, School of History & Archaeology, University of Chester
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts
Paper 201-bUncial and the Irish: Close Encounters in Durham Cathedral Library, MS A.II.16
(Language: English)
Carol A. Farr, Independent Scholar, London
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 201-cVisualising the Network: Irish Connections in Bede's Writing
(Language: English)
Sarah McCann, School of History, University College Dublin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin

Building on the success of sessions dedicated to the life and writings of Bede which have run at the IMC consecutively since 2011, the organisers wish to widen the focus of this year’s panels to incorporate other themes and topics from the Age of Bede. Session 2 is dedicated to connections between Anglo-Saxon England and Ireland in the Age of Bede. Paper -a (Capper) considers whether portable metalwork can be used as evidence for a legacy of Mercian contacts across the Irish Sea, or whether these objects are more likely to be relics of later Viking connections. Paper -b (Farr) will explore Anglo-Saxon/Irish connections through a close study of the lection notes, decoration, and scripts of Durham Cathedral Library MS A.II.16. Paper -c (McCann) will focus on the complex network of relationships that links Irish kings, converts, evangelists, and monks in the Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum.