IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 302: 'Vitae Sanctorum Cambriae', III: Texts and Images

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Organiser:Paul Russell, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Barry James Lewis, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies
Paper 302-aThe Kentigern Charter, I: A Neglected Text from the St Asaph Manuscripts
(Language: English)
David Callander, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
David Callander, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
David Callander, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Celtic, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 302-bThe Kentigern Charter, II: Saints, Property, and the Foundation of the Bishopric of St Asaph
(Language: English)
Ben Guy, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Ben Guy, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Ben Guy, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 302-cA Revival of Saints in the Imagery of the Church in Wales
(Language: English)
Martin Crampin, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Martin Crampin, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Martin Crampin, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This session examines aspects of hagiography in Wales, and derives from work on two AHRC-funded projects, ‘Cwlt y Seintiau’ (Canolfan Uwchefrydiau, Aberystwyth) and ‘Vitae Sanctorum Cambriae’ (ASNC, Cambridge and the Canolfan, Aberystwyth). The papers focus on hagiographical material which is not preserved in the lives of saints. The first two papers explore the text and historical context of a little-known charter associated both with St Asaph and St Kentigern. The last paper moves away from text to image with a discussion of Welsh saints in stained glass. As a group the sessions serve to remind us that there is more to saints than their lives.