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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 301: Age of Bede, III: Bede's Histories

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00
Organisers:Peter Darby, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Foot, Faculty of Theology & Religion, University of Oxford
Paper 301-aBede and Luke: New Perspectives on Parallels and Prefaces
(Language: English)
Tom Rochester, Independent Scholar, Dunstable
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 301-bReforming Wearmouth and Jarrow
(Language: English)
Conor O'Brien, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 301-cWhat Can Bede Tell Us about the Conversion of Ireland?
(Language: English)
Elva Johnston, 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 3 is dedicated to Bede’s historical writings. Paper -a (Rochester) examines parallels between Bede’s method of historical writing and the Gospel of Luke. Paper -b (O’Brien) explores some of the possible evidence for a process of reform at Wearmouth-Jarrow, focusing in particular on the understudied figure of Hwaetberht/Eusebius. Paper -c (Johnston) will assess the usefulness of Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica as a source of information concerning the conversion of Ireland.