IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1545: Continuity and Conquest in England and Normandy, III: The Impact of Conquest on 12th-Century Thought

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Haskins Society
Organiser:Isaac Boothroyd, Department of History, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Charlie Rozier, Durham University Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Paper 1545-aA Tale of Two Conquests: Remembering 1016 and 1066 through Narratives of Divine Vengeance
(Language: English)
Abigail Steed, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Political Thought
Paper 1545-bEnglish Identity or English Identities?: The Multiplication and Stratification of English Identity in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Isaac Boothroyd, Department of History, University of Manchester
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Paper 1545-cWhere Are the Women?: Women and Ethnic Discourse in Normandy and England, c. 1016-1142 - Paradox, Exclusion, and Commemoration
(Language: English)
Tom Chadwick, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Exeter
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Political Thought

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 shall discuss the effects of conquest on patterns of thought in the 12th century, ranging from topics such as identity, to ethnicity, to the role of women in conquest and the process of history.