IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 736: Time in Medieval Europe, I: The English Perspective

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Research in Historiography & Historical Cultures / Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Organiser:Caitlin Naylor, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Hans-Werner Goetz, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Paper 736-aBede and Vulgate Chronology
(Language: English)
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Paper 736-bWriting History, Writing Time: Temporality in the Works of William of Malmesbury
(Language: English)
Caitlin Naylor, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

Time affects all aspects of life. So too does time influence all forms of writing. This session seeks to explore a broad chronological range of texts from medieval England to question how time was used and what these uses can illustrate about medieval writing practises and thought about time. Further, we will consider the importance of critically reflecting on concepts of time within medieval texts. Subjects of discussion will include Bede and chronology and temporality in the works of William of Malmesbury.