IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 401: 1016 / 1066 / 2016: New Perspectives - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 4 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton / Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Organiser:Catherine A. M. Clarke, Department of English, University of Southampton
Moderator/Chair:Catherine A. M. Clarke, Department of English, University of Southampton
Abstract

2016 sees major anniversaries of two key dates in 11th-century England and Europe: the accession of Cnut of Denmark to the English throne in 1016, and William of Normandy’s conquest of England in 1066. This round table will focus on ways in which our understanding of these dates, and the cultural and political changes of the 11th century, have changed in recent years, exploring perspectives including language, religion, gender, material culture, and formations and expressions of power and identity more broadly. The round table discussion will also seek to identify important questions and lines of enquiry ahead of the international conference ‘Conquest: 1016, 1066’ at Oxford later in July.

Participants include Laura Ashe (University of Oxford), David Bates (University of East Anglia), Sarah Foot (University of Oxford), Katherine Weikert (University of Winchester), and George Younge (University of York).