IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1345: Continuity and Conquest in England and Normandy, II: Memory in 12th-Century Monastic Communities

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Haskins Society
Organiser:Dan Talbot, School of History, University of East Anglia
Moderator/Chair:Emily A. Winkler, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford / Department of History, University College London
Paper 1345-aDays of Gloom and Darkness: Memories of Donations Lost
(Language: English)
Ethan Birney, School of History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 1345-bForgetting the Norman Kings?: Cultivating a Useful Past at Selby Abbey
(Language: English)
Dan Talbot, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 1345-cFighting the Last War: Remembering the Norman Conquest during the Anarchy
(Language: English)
Jennifer Paxton, Department of History, Catholic University of America, Washington DC
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Abstract

Conquests are frequently presented as great turning points in history, but conquests are often defined as much by their continuities as by their changes. Across four sessions, we aim to examine the continuity of social practices and memorialisation across the conquests of England and Normandy in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries.

In this panel, we explore how certain monastic communities were influenced by conquest, and how their understanding of the past and their own identity was shaped by these disturbances.