IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1002: Canterbury in the Age of Bede, I

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Bedenet.com
Organisers:Peter Darby, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1002-aTheodore of Tarsus and the Circle of Maximus the Confessor
(Language: English)
Phil Booth, Faculty of Theology & Religion, University of Oxford
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek
Paper 1002-bAllegory and the Canterbury School
(Language: English)
Emma Vosper, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 1002-cFrom Syria to England: Canterbury as a Locus of Trans-Mediterranean Knowledge in the 7th Century
(Language: English)
James Siemens, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

Building on sessions which have run at the IMC consecutively since 2011, this year two panels are proposed on the subject Canterbury in the Age of Bede (broadly defined to cover the period c. 600-750). Canterbury was established as the principal seat of the Anglo-Saxon Church following Augustine’s arrival in Kent at the turn of the 7th century and the centre was crucial to the development of the Anglo-Saxon Church throughout this period. This panel focusses on the influential school which flourished in Canterbury under Archbishop Theodore and Abbot Hadrian in the 7th century. The papers cover: Theodore’s career before he arrived in Anglo-Saxon England (Booth); the use of allegorical exegetical strategies in glosses produced at the Canterbury School (Vosper); and the importance of Canterbury as a centre for the reception and transmission of Greek and Syriac knowledge (Siemens).