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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 330: Life, Death, and Family Connections in Anglo-Saxon Communities

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Mary Blanchard, Department of History, Ave Maria University, Florida
Moderator/Chair:Alison Hudson, Département d’Histoire, Arts et archéologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Paper 330-aReviving the Dead: Commemorative Texts and Community in Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Jill Hamilton Clements, Department of English, Sweet Briar College, Virginia
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 330-b'Servi regis': Episcopal Preferment in the Community of the King's Councillors
(Language: English)
Mary Blanchard, Department of History, Ave Maria University, Florida
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 330-c'Pueri ad prandium sonum fecerint': The Silent Disappearance of Benedictine Child Religious, c. 950-1222?
(Language: English)
Steven Hodgson, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Daily Life, Monasticism, Religious Life

This session explores the construction and reform of religious, political, and social communities in early medieval England. By addressing such topics as the position of oblates within reformed monastic communities, the renewal of relations between the living and the dead in communities of remembrance, and the forging of family connections for personal and familial advancement, the papers in this session will offer a fuller picture of the practices and influence of individual communities in Anglo-Saxon England. This session aims to foster conversation about the nature of Anglo-Saxon community and how it shaped conceptions of identity in both public and private spheres.