Other Relevant Events


24th International Medieval Congress in Leeds (IMC) 

Location: University of Leeds
Dates: 3-6 July 2016
The deadline for session proposal submissions is 30 September 2016 and the deadline for paper proposals is 31 August 2016.
Special Thematic Strand: ‘Otherness’.
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An Tobar: A two-day workshop on Holy Well and Sacred Springs

Location: Co. Waterford, Ireland
Dates: 26-27 June 2017
Call for papers open. 105 words. Deadline: 15 February 2017. Please email to: cray.lordan@ucd.ie and/or shane.lordan@.ucd.ie


52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies – Kalamazoo

Location: Western Michigan University
Dates: 11-14 May 2017
For more information see.


Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies – Lecture Series 2016-2017

Location: University of Utrecht (lectures are held in different buildings and rooms, please the location for each individual lecture).
Organisers: Dr Rob Meens and Dr Eric Goosman

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Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Lectures (see)

Lectures and talks take place at 7.30pm in the Helen Roe theatre, which is in the basement of Society House, 63 Merrion Square, unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome to attend.

      • 21 January 2016  ‘The Georgians: Living in the Dublin House’ by Dr. Patricia McCarthy, Trinity College Dublin, Member
      • 25 February 2016 ‘Displaying the nation: 1916 and the National Museum of Ireland by Mr. Lar Joye, National Museum of Ireland
      • 24 March 2016 ‘In search of Speranza: Writing the diary of Mary Travers’ by Dr. Eibhear Walsh, University College Cork
      • 28 April 2016 ‘To the field of Stars: Medieval Irish pilgrims to Santiago’ by Dr. Bernadette Cunningham, Royal Irish Academy, Member
      • 26 May 2016 Helen Roe Lecture ‘The Conservation of the Irish High Crosses’ by Ms. Ana Dolan, Office of Public Works
      • 22 September 2016 ‘What does early Irish monasticism look like? Evidence from Toureen Peakaun, Co. Tipperary’ by Dr. Tomás  Carragáin, University College Cork, Member
      • 27 October 2016 Frank Mitchell Lecture ‘Village life in prehistoric Ireland? New insights into the house clusters at Mulllaghfarna, Co. Sligo and Turlough Hill, Co. Clare by Mr. Stefan Bergh, National University of Ireland, Galway
      • 24 November 2016 ‘The High Cross as Art History’ by Dr. Jenifer Ní Ghradaigh, Trinity College Dublin
      • 15 December 2016 ‘The building trade in late medieval Ireland’ Dr. Rachel Moss, Trinity College Dublin, President


Book of Fenagh 500th anniversary

Organized by: Royal Irish Academy
Location: Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Dates:22 August-22 November 2016

The Book of Fenagh (RIA MS 23 P 26), an Irish manuscript commissioned in 1516, tells the story of the life of St Caillín, founder of an early Christian monastic community at Fenagh. The manuscript reflects the politics of early sixteenth-century north Connacht, with the saint’s life being used for propaganda purposes. It is the work of an expert scribe, Muirgheas Ó Maoilchonaire, and is an excellent example of late medieval Irish manuscript production. The exhibition in the Academy Library tells the story of scribes and scholars associated with the manuscript.
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18th & 19th November – School of Celtic Studies Tionól 2016

Location: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin  4 on
Dates: Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November 2016.
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Handbooks for Carolingian Priests III – An international workshop

Location: University of Utrecht, Janskerhoff 15A, room 0.04
Dates: 4 November 2016

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HCAS Symposium: Being Pagan, Being Christian in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages

Location: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24 A, Seminar Room 136, Ground Floor.
Dates: 3–4 November 2016
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Celebrating the Saints 2016: A Focus on Martyrologies and Calendars

Location: Neill Theatre on the second  floor of the Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College, Dublin.
Dates:  28-29 October 2016
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6th International Symposium of Celtic and Germanic Studies

Organized by Brathair – Celtic and Germany Study Group 
Location: Federal University of São Luís, Brazil
Dates:  26-28 October 2016
For more information, please, visit: Brathair

Law and Ritual Conference

Organized by: Voices of Law: Text, Language and Practice, funded by The Leverhulme Trust
Location: Leeuwarden – Hotel Post-Plaza, Leeuwarden – View Map
Dates:22-23 September 2016
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23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies

Location: Belgrade
Dates: 22-27 August 2016
For more information, please, visit the official website

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XI Symposium of Irish Studies in South America: Ireland at the Crossroads of History

Organized by: Associação Brasileira de Estudos Irlandeses (ABEI)
Location: University of São Paulo (USP)
Dates: 22-24 August 2016
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The Irish Cultural Contribution to Early Medieval Societies
Elaine Pereira Farrell (IRC/ UCD/ University of Utrecht)

Thomas Cahill once claimed that the “Irish Saved Civilization” (1995). His claims have been considerably relativized and reviewed by the recent medieval historiography. Nonetheless, it is undeniable that a number of Irish peregrini such as Columbanus made indeed an important contribution to the religious and intelectual culture of the early middle ages. The practice of penance, confession and the literature of penance for example were developed by the Irish in the seventh century and spread in the Carolingian world in the seventh and eighth centuries with the support of insular scholars such as Willibrord and Boniface. Centers such as Bobbio, Luxeil and Corbie were important in produzing the hibridization of Insular and continental cultural religious cultures of the early middle ages. The aim of this paper is to access the contribution of the Irish to the religious landscape of the early middle ages, particularly analizing the production of penitential texts and canon law material in centers engaged with the Carolingian reforms such as Corbie.


15th International Congress of Canon Law

Organized by: Stephan Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law
Location: University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
Dates: 17-23 July 2016
Call for papers is open until  30th September 2015
for more info see: icmcl2016.org


23rd International Medieval Congress in Leeds (IMC) 

Location: University of Leeds
Dates: 4-7 July 2016
Call for Papers will be open from 31st May.
Special Thematic Strand: ‘Food, Feast & Famine’.
for more info see: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2016_call.html


Holy Hero(in)es. Literary Constructions of Heroism in Late Antique and Early Medieval Hagiography

Category: International conference

Location: Ghent University (Belgium),
Dates: Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th February 2016
Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. dr. Stephanos Efthymiadis (Open University of Cyprus)
‘Saints and second heroes: cases and forms of an extended narrative in Byzantine hagiography’

For programme see link

Registration is now open



Mirrors of Princes: in Antiquity and their Perception

Category: International Conference
Location: University of Leuven/ The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe
Dates: 2-4 December 2015
Call for papers is open until 15 January 2015
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Making Europe: Columbanus and his Legacy (3)

Theme: L’eredità di san Colombano. Memoria e culto attraverso il medioevo
Location: Abbazia di san Colombano.
Dates: Bobbio, 21-22 November 2015
For more information see programme and: columbanus2015.eu/

Making Europe: Columbanus and his Legacy (2)

Theme: Colomban et son influence. Moines et monastères du Haut Moyen Âge en Europe
Location: Basilique Saint-Pierre et Abbaye Saint-Colomban, Luxeuil-les-Bains.
Dates: 6-20 September 2015
For more information see: columbanus2015.eu/

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Monastic Europe: Landscape and Settlement

Location: Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
Dates: 22-25 August 2015
Call for papers was open until Friday 28 November 2014
(proposals should be sent to rmoss@tcd.ie)

The Monastic Ireland project team is hosting an International Conference, to be held 22nd – 25th August in Ennis, Co. Clare. Located in an area rich with the medieval buildings of the European monastic orders, the conference will balance sessions of papers from national and international experts with a variety of site visits, including the friaries at Adare, Ennis and Quin, the abbeys at Corcomroe and Killone, and the monastery at Kilmacduagh.  This will hopefully stimulate a focused academic debate on the impact of monasticism in shaping the development of the physical environment across Europe between c.1100 and c.1700.


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15th International Congress of Celtic Studies

Location: University of Glasgow
Dates: 13-17 July 2015
Call for Papers, Posters & Sessions is now closed.
for more info see: http://www.celticstudiescongress.org/index.php/english/call-papers/


Papers on Penance and Penitentials:

‘Sinning and Atonement in Medieval Irish Eschatology’ by Nicole Volmering (Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies)

The process of justice in medieval Ireland, whether secular or religious, requires an act of recompense for a crime or sin. In a Christian context, sins are perceived as an offence to God, and compensation must be made through an act of penance. Based on the principle that God punishes the wicked and rewards the just, the consequential relationship between one’s sins and good works in this world and one’s rewards or punishments in the next informs the perception of penance and punishment both in the present and the eschatological future. Penitential handbooks detail how particular offences may be atoned for in the hope of achieving forgiveness and ultimately salvation. Eschatological texts represent the fate of the soul in the hereafter both as a continuation of and a departure from this earthly system. This paper analyses the relationship between earthly and heavenly attitudes to sinning and atonement at the hand of three key elements in the divine adjudication of the soul: 1. the nature and classification of sins; 2. punishment and purgation; 3. the relationship between sin and punishment. This approach reveals areas of particular social concern and allows us to explore the common values underpinning secular and divine justice.

‘Penance and Punishment in Early Medieval Ireland’ by Elaine Pereira Farrell (University of Utrecht / University College Dublin)

Penance in the Middle Ages functioned as a form of satisfaction for sins not only before God but also before society. Consequently, penance is a recurring theme in early Irish sources. It features not only in penitential books, canon law, conciliar acta, monastic rules and hagiographies but also in the vernacular legal literature. This paper will argue that: (1) when sin had social repercussions such as in the cases of murder, theft and sexual related sins, the concepts of sin and crime were treated interchangeably in some texts; (2) in the cases of ‘social sins’ penance could function sometimes as a form of punishment; exile and forced peregrinatio are examples of it; (3) penance was valued by the Irish literate elite and possibly it became an important aspect of early Irish society.

22nd International Medieval Congress in Leeds (IMC) 

Location: University of Leeds
Dates: 6-9 July 2015
Call for Papers is now open until 31 August and for sessions until 30 September 2014.
Special Thematic Strand: ‘Reform and Renewal’.
for more info see: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2015_call.html


Papers on Penance and Penitentials:

Paper 713-c: ‘The Influence of the Carolingian Reform on Anglo-Saxon Penitentials’ by Gwendolyn Sheldon (Concordia University Library, Texas)

Paper 1009-a: ‘Theodore, Ecgberht, Boniface, and the Beginning of the Penitential Genre in the West’ by Michael Daniel Elliot, (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)

29th Irish Conference of Medievalist (ICM)

Location: University College Dublin
Dates: 1-3 July 2015
Call for Papers: now closed.
for more info see: http://www.irishmedievalists.com/

Papers on Penance and Penitentials:

Keynote paper: ‘Columbanus and the Practice of Penance in Early Medieval Europe’ by Dr Rob Meens (University of Utrecht)

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Panel paper: ‘The recycling of the Penitential of Cummean in the Excarpsus Cummeani’ by Dr Elaine Pereira Farrell (University of Utrecht/UCD)

The text known as Excarpsus Cummeani was thought to be the penitential written by Cummean, a seventh-century Irish sapiens, until 1902 when J. Zettinger identified the original one. However, it is in fact a continental text that arguably emanated from Corbie in the ninth century. Scholars have already identified the sources of this text. It is heavily dependent on the Irish penitential of Cummean, (therefore the confusion), on the eighth century Anglo-Saxon penitential tradition as transmitted by a disciple of Theodore of Canterbury in the so-called Paenitentiale Umbrense, and on the eighth century Frankish Paenitentiale Burgundense. Nonetheless the compiler of the Excarpus mingled all these sources together carefully choosing canons from them and building an original text format. This paper aims to further analyse the composition of the Excarpsus, particularly focusing on the borrowings from Cummean’s canons in order to understand the choices made by the compiler.

5th International Meeting Lleida

Location: Universitat de Lleida
Dates: 25-26 June 2015
Call for papers is open until 20th March 2015
For more info access: International Meeting Lleida

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Making Europe: Columbanus and his Legacy (1)

Theme: Identity in the World of Columbanus
Location: Bangor Town Hall & Museum, Bangor Abbey
and St Comgall’s Parish Center, Bangor, Co. Down, Ireland
Dates: 22-24 May 2015
For more information see: columbanus2015.eu/

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Paper on Penitentials: ‘Columbanus’ penitential inheritance and the shaping of Christian identity’ by Dr Elaine Pereira Farrell (Universiteit Utrecht/ UCD)

The penitential that emanates from Columbanus’s milieu was an important contribution to the genre of penitential literature. One of its key sources was a penitential attributed to Finnian, a British ecclesiastic active in Ireland in the sixth century. However, the format of the P. of Columbanus, as it is found in two manuscripts from Bobbio, is quite original and unique. It addresses first sins of monks, then of the clergy and finally of the laity, with an addition of some extra canons for monks at the end. Scholars debated whether or not it comprises a single text, or two separated parts (A and B) or in fact even five small texts. There are no evidences to assume that the P. of Columbanus circulated in Ireland and it was not used as source for the Irish penitential production, but it was used as source in the Frankish world. The so-called B part of the text was used as the base for a collection of eight texts known as ‘simple Frankish penitentials’. Therefore, this paper aims to analyse first the canons from the P. of Columbanus, particularly the ones from part B related to the clergy and the laity and then secondly to consider the re-use of these canons in the Paenitentiale Burgundense, which seems to be the earliest of the simple Frankish texts. It will be argued that the penitential literature and the emphasis on lay sins and their need to confess and do penance contributed to the shaping of a Christian identity.

50th International Congress on Medieval Studies – Kalamazoo

Location: Western Michigan University
Dates: 14-17 May 2015
Call for session is now closed. Call for papers is open until 15 September 2015.
For more information see: http://wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html

Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages: Crime, Punishment and Penance

Location: University of St Andrew, Scotland
Dates: 7-9 May 2015
Call for Papers now open (until 13 February)
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Keynote paper: ‘Penance and satisfaction: Conflict settlement and penitential practices in the early Middle Ages’ by Dr Rob Meens (University of Utrecht)

Church and Settlement in Ireland: Landscape and Legacy

Location: All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin
Dates: Friday 27 February – Sunday 1 March 2015

“The American Society for Irish Medieval Studies and the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement are co-hosting a thematic interdisciplinary conference on church and settlement in Ireland, looking at the profound impact that various religious institutions had on society. The early monastic establishments, the dioceses and parishes in the Middle Ages, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation in the early modern era, and the rise of the Catholic Church and the dis-establishment of the Church of Ireland in the nine- teenth century have all left their mark on the development of culture and landscape on this island. We encourage submissions for 40 minute papers drawing from history, art history, archaeology, literature and theology, as well as other disciplines. Preference will be given to original work that can be published as part of the GSIHS thematic series”.

Call for papers is now closed.


7th Wilhelm Levison Memorial Lecture and dinner: Jews in Early Medieval Penitential Literature: Between Hermeneutical Jewry and Real People

Guest Speaker: Dr Rob Meens (Utrect University)
Location: Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, University of Durham
Date: 28th November 2014, 17:30
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Early medieval handbooks for confessors were composed from the sixth century up to the eleventh. They first appear in Insular circles and by the eleventh century are found in most parts of Western Europe. Wilhelm Levison discussed not only the role of the Anglo-Saxons in the development of this kind of literature but also their contribution to the distribution of these texts on the European mainland. This lecture will review how Jews are being depicted in these sources and what sort of behaviour is expected from Christians in their relations with Jewish people. The texts discussed show remarkable differences in their attitude to Jews, whether real or not. This variety of approaches can be related to the specific historical circumstances in which these texts originated.

5th International Symposium of Celtic and Germanic Studies

Organized by Brathair – Celtic and Germany Study Group 
Location: Federal University of Amapá, Brazil
Dates: 24-28  November 2014
For more information, please, visit: Brathair

Celtas e Germanicos 2014

Tionól 2014

Location: DIAS School of Celtic Studies, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.
Dates: 14-15 November 2014
This year’s Statutory Public Lecture will be given by Prof Liam Breatnach on the topic: ‘The Church in the Laws of Early Mediaeval Ireland’. It will take place at theatre R, Arts Building, University College Dublin (UCD), Belfield, Dublin 4.
See programme


Autumn Symposium and AGM of the Agricultural History Society of Ireland.

Date: Friday, 7 November 2014
Time: 09.30–16.45 h; lecture programme commences at 10.00 h
Location: Helen Roe Theatre, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The theme this year is: ‘Cattle: a long-term mainstay of Irish farming and economy’. The keynote speaker will be Dr Edel Bhreathnach (Director, Discovery Programme) and the lecture title is ‘From the Táin to CAP: the importance of cattle in Ireland’.

The focus of the Symposium is on cattle in the historical period (folklore, marts, breeds of cattle, cattle management, cattle in the Irish economy, etc.). Whilst there will be several invited speakers, contributions — both oral and poster presentations — are invited from anybody who has material (including work-in-progress) relevant to the overall theme of the conference. If you would like to present your research, please email (info@ahsi.ie or michael.oconnell07@gmail.com) as soon as possible, and give name, affiliation (if relevant), title of presentation, a short abstract (200–300 words) and indicate whether it is intended as an oral or poster presentation. Fee (payable on the day): €10 members; €15 non-members; registration fee includes tea/coffee and light lunch (sandwiches).


Third Glenstal History Conference

Conference Theme: Soldiers of Christ: The Knights Hospitaller and the Knights Templar in Medieval Ireland
Dates: 19-21 September 2014
Location: Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co. Limerick
Programme & Abstract

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9th Symposium of Irish Studies in Latin America

Conference Theme: “Turn of the Century Irelands”
Dates: 25 – 27 August 2014

The ninth Symposium of Irish Studies in South America will be hosted and sponsored by Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Association of Irish Studies (ABEI), the Embassy of Ireland in Brazil, the W.B. Yeats Chair of Irish Studies and the Northern Ireland Bureau.

The event will take place at the central campus of the university and at Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, a museum and cultural centre in Rio de Janeiro (http://www.casaruibarbosa.gov.br/).

For further information see: http://abei.org.br/

21st International Medieval Congress in Leeds (IMC) 

Location: University of Leeds
Dates: 7-10 July 2014
For more information access: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/IMC2014/welcome.html

Session 1526
Penance and Empires of Sin
Thursday 10 July 09.00-10.30

In the sixth century a new kind of text originated in Ireland and the Celtic speaking parts of Britain: penitential books. These texts systematically set out requirements for the expiation of a great number of sins and would in turn influence medieval conceptions of forgiveness, culpability, and pastoral care. These notions were transmitted to Britain and Continental Europe by Irish (and Irish-influenced) monastic communities. This panel will discuss the pastoral and social effects of this intriguing development in penitential thought and practice in Ireland and the impact it had in Francia and Britain.

Sponsor: UCD School of History and Archives
Organizer: Elaine Pereira Farrell
Moderator: Roy Flechner

Paper a: Penance, pastoral care, and kingdoms of sin
Speaker 1:  David Burke
Keywords: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography, Religious Life, Social History

Paper b: The penitential literature as instrument of conversion
Speaker 2: Elaine Pereira Farrell
Keywords: Ecclesiastical History, Canon Law, Religious Life, Social History

Paper c: The influence of Irish penitential books and ideas on the European mainland
Speaker 3: Rob Meens
Keywords: Ecclesiastical History, Canon Law, Religious Life, Social History

The Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies (JMMSis sponsoring three sessions: 

Negotiating Monastic Space, I: Monasteries in the Landscape [session 130, Monday 7 July 11:15-12:45]

Negotiating Monastic Space, II:  Monasteries and Material Culture [session 230, Monday 7 July 14:15-15:45]

Negotiating Monastic Space, III: Monasteries and Auctoritas in Medieval Europe [session 330, Monday 7 July 16:30-18:00]

Network for the Study of Late Antique & Early Medieval Monasticism is sponsoring two sessions:

The Transformation of Asceticism [Session No: 208, Monday 7 July 14:15-15:45]

Bodies and Rules [Session No: 1527, Thursday 8 July 09:00-10:30]

The Leverhulme Trust Research Network: ‘Converting the Isles’  is sponsoring four sessions and a round table discussion:

Converting the Isles, I: Martyrs, Martyrologies, and Narratives of Conversion [Session No: 135, Monday 7 July 11:15-12:45]

Converting the Isles, II: Narratives of Conversion, Semantics, and Social Change [Session No: 235 Monday 7 July 14:15-15:45]

Converting the Isles, III: Conversion Narratives and Identity in the Isles and the Wider World [Session No: 335, Monday 7 July 16:30-18:00]

Mapping Miracles: Exploring the Methodology of Categorising Miracles in Saints’ Lives – A Round Table Discussion [Session No: 435, Monday 7 July 19:00-20:00]

Converting the Isles, IV: The Eucharist, the Key to the Kingdom? [Session No: 637, Tuesday 8 July 11:15-12:45]

27th Irish Conference of Medievalists (ICM) 

Location: University College Dublin
Dates:  1-3 July 2013.
For more information access: http://www.irishmedievalists.com/

ACIS Annual Meeting

Anual meeting of the American Conference of Irish Studies and the Canadian Association for Irish Studies/L’Association Canadienne d’Études Irlandaises
Location: University College Dublin
Dates:  11-14 June 2014.
The Conference theme is: Latitudes: Irish Studies in an international context.


First European Symposium in Celtic Studies – August 2013 

The First European Symposium in Celtic Studies will be held at the University of Trier from 5 to 9 August 2013. For more information access: http://www.uni-trier.de/index.php?id=45051&L=2

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists’ Conference – July-August 2013

The Biennial Conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists will take place from 29 July to 2 August 2013 and will be hosted jointly by University College Dublin (29 and 30 July) and Trinity College Dublin (1 and 2 August). The conference theme is “Insular Cultures”. The focus will be on relations between Anglo-Saxon England and Ireland. For more information access: http://www.isas2013.com

Irish Conference of Medievalists (ICM) – July 2013

The 27th edition of Irish Conference of Medievalists will be held at University College Dublin from Wednesday 10 July to Friday 12 July 2013. For more information access: http://www.irishmedievalists.com

International Medieval Congress in Leeds (IMC) – July 2013

The 20th edition of the International Medieval Congress in Leeds will be held from Monday 1st July to Thursday 4th of July 2013. This is one of the biggest medievalists conferences in Europe, gathering yearly over 1500 scholars from various countries, institutions and fields. This year’s theme is ‘Pleasure’. For more information access: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/
Among several outstanding scholars and interesting sessions and papers it can be highlighted:

Session 120: Pleasure and Care, I: Pastoral and Legal Aspects https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet?*id=30&*formId=30&*context=IMC&conference=2013&sessionId=4752&chosenPaperId=&*servletURI=https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet

Session 316 Between Worldly and Spiritual Pleasure: Texts and Spaces for Observance and Transgression in Medieval Iberian Nunneries https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet?*id=30&*formId=30&*context=IMC&conference=2013&sessionId=4813&chosenPaperId=&*servletURI=https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet

Session 503 The Praticability of Penance https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet?*id=30&*formId=30&*context=IMC&conference=2013&sessionId=4636&chosenPaperId=&*servletURI=https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet

Session 525 Franciscans in Action https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet?*id=30&*formId=30&*context=IMC&conference=2013&sessionId=4947&chosenPaperId=&*servletURI=https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet

Session 602 Was There Any Pleasure in Early Medieval Ireland? https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet?*id=30&*formId=30&*context=IMC&conference=2013&sessionId=4934&chosenPaperId=&*servletURI=https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet

Session 605 Converting the Isles, II: Converting Traditions https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet?*id=30&*formId=30&*context=IMC&conference=2013&sessionId=4782&chosenPaperId=&*servletURI=https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet

Session 1010 Texts and Identities, I: Governing the Body – Governing the Soul: Christianity and Society in the Carolingian Period  https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet?*id=30&*formId=30&*context=IMC&conference=2013&sessionId=4675&chosenPaperId=&*servletURI=https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet

Session 1226 Sentence and Solace in English Biblical Drama, III https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet?*id=30&*formId=30&*context=IMC&conference=2013&sessionId=4709&chosenPaperId=&*servletURI=https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet

Session 1316 Penitence, Penitentials, and Public Order https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet?*id=30&*formId=30&*context=IMC&conference=2013&sessionId=4911&chosenPaperId=&*servletURI=https://imc.leeds.ac.uk/dbsql02/AQueryServlet

FIDEM Congress – June 2013

The 5th European Congress of Medieval Studies organized by the Fédération Internacionale des Instituts d’Études Mediévales (FIDEM) will take place at the School of Languages (Faculdade de Letras) of Universidade do Porto, Portugal, 25-29 June 2013. The theme is: ‘Secrets and Discovery in the Middle Ages’. For more information please access: https://ocs.letras.up.pt/index.php/secrets/secrets/announcement/view/24

International Congress on Medieval Studies – May 2013

The 48th edition of the International Congress on Medieval Studies of the Western Michigan University will take place 9-12 May 2013. This is one of the widest medievalists conferences in the world, gathering more 3000 scholars. For more information access: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/

LXI Settimana di studio – April 2013

The 61st Week of Medieval Studies organized yearly by the Fundazione Centro Italiano di Studi Sull’Alto Medioevo took place from 4 to 9 April 2013. The theme this year was: Chiese locali e chiese regionali nell’alto medioevo.

Among several outstanding scholars and interesting papers it can be highlighted:

Penance and local pastoral care in the Carolingian worldCarine Van Rhijn (Utrecht University)

Bishops and abbots in the early Irish church, with some observations on the Irish perception of Rome, Colmán Etchingham (NUI Maynooth)

For more information please access: http://www.cisam.org/scheda_eventi.php?id=99


Tionól 2012 and Penitentials

The Tionól of the School of Celtic Studies of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies – DIAS took place on the 16-17 November 2012. Among many interesting papers and speakers Dr Aidan Breen spoke about:

Some new evidence relating to the sources of the earliest Irish penitentials
This paper will look at some recently uncovered material which has revealed some hitherto unknown sources of the canons of Finnian and Cummean, in the canonical letters of Basil of Caesarea and other early Christian sources, and the changes in the penitential usages of the early Irish Church between the sixth and early seventh centuries – i.e. between Vinnian and Columbanus. It will correct some generally held assumptions relating to Celtic penitential literature and look afresh at one or two old issues.

For a complete programme and abstracts: http://www.dias.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6183%3Ationol-2012&catid=23&Itemid=153&lang=en#ab


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