IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1102: Canterbury in the Age of Bede, II

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Bedenet.com
Organisers:Peter Darby, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Barbara Yorke, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 1102-aEpistola inutilis?: The Wealdhere Letter and Archbishop Berhtwald
(Language: English)
Rebecca Lawton, School of History, University of Leicester / British Library, London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 1102-bBede, Nothelm, Albinus, and the Making of the Historia ecclesiastica
(Language: English)
Richard Shaw, St Peter's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 1102-cCanterbury and Church Reform in the Age of Bede
(Language: English)
Katy Cubitt, School of History, University of East Anglia
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 Canterbury in the 8th century. The papers cover: a letter received by Archbishop Berhtwald from Wealdhere, bishop of London (Lawton); the role that Canterbury played in the formation of Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica (Shaw); Canterbury’s involvement in Church reform through the early Anglo-Saxon period (Cubitt).