IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 813: Columbanus and Jonas of Bobbio

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Translated Texts for Historians, Liverpool University Press
Organiser:Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Wendy Davies, Independent Scholar, Woolstone
Paper 813-aThe Monastic Saepta in Jonas: Image and Reality
(Language: English)
Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Hagiography, Monasticism
Paper 813-bA Neglected Monumental Inscription in Bobbio
(Language: English)
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Paper 813-cJonas of Bobbio and the Authorship of the Vita Vedastis prima
(Language: English)
Alexander O'Hara, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Abstract

The Irish monk Columbanus is one of the major figures in early monastic history: he died in 615, and the centenary is being marked in Ireland, France and Italy. In addition, the Vita Columbani, written by Jonas of Bobbio, is one of the major hagiographical texts of the early Middle Ages. 2015 will see the publication of a new translation of the text, in the Liverpool University Press series, Translated Texts for Historians.