IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1701: Bede's Circle and Beyond

Thursday 7 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Helen Lawson, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Moderator/Chair:Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 1701-a'Saracens': Bede and Canterbury
(Language: English)
Emma Vosper, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Emma Vosper, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Education
Paper 1701-bSocial Network Analysis and Bede
(Language: English)
Helen Lawson, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Helen Lawson, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Social History
Paper 1701-cHonesty is the Best Policy? Sources for Miracles Stories in the Early Insular World
(Language: English)
Tom Rochester, Independent Scholar, Dunstable
Tom Rochester, Independent Scholar, Dunstable
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Abstract

Bede’s texts have greatly shaped scholarly perceptions of his age. Thanks to heavy reliance on his works, early Anglo-Saxon England is often framed by Bede’s perspective. This session will contextualise Bede’s works by comparing his views on several key themes to those of his predecessors and peers. The session seeks to set those individuals who formed Bede’s intellectual milieu within a wider context, illuminating Bede’s depiction of the social and political landscape of his age.