IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1002: 10 Years of Bede at Leeds, I

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Peter Darby, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Clare Stancliffe, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 1002-aThe Audience for Bede's Homilies
(Language: English)
Sarah Foot, Faculty of Theology & Religion, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 1002-bAuthor of the Earliest Vita Gregorii magni: Sagacious Scholar or Rude Rustic?
(Language: English)
Sian Foster, Independent Scholar Coventry
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1002-cEschatology and the Vision of Dryhthelm
(Language: English)
Dáithí Ó Mathghamhna, School of History, University College Cork
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Abstract

The session proposers have been organising sessions on Bede / the Age of Bede at the Leeds IMC since 2011, which means that this year will see the 10th consecutive set of sessions. To date we have had 52 individual speakers and 67 papers, and are proposing 9 further papers for 2020. This year’s sessions gather together scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to read papers on various aspects of the Age of Bede, in celebration of Bede’s fundamental importance to the intellectual culture of the Middle Ages. The sessions provide a forum for the community of scholars built up over a decade’s worth of IMC sessions to meet, interact, and share ideas with one another. Paper -a considers Bede’s Capitula Lectionum, a source that has received almost no attention in recent scholarship. Paper -b examines the Vita Gregorii magni, an important and under-appreciated source from the Age of Bede.