From Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages: Symposium Programme

September 21, 2015 by Communications

October 1st & 2nd, 2015

The Working Group on Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages at the Centre for Medieval Studies is hosting a Symposium for scholars in the Toronto area this October 1st and 2nd. This event will feature keynotes by Nicholas Everett and Yitzhak Hen, as well as two days of panels where faculty and graduate students working in the field will present their research, followed by a reception.



Thursday, October 1st, Shook Common room

10:00-11:30 am: Keynote lecture 1

Yitzhak Hen, “The contraction of Arian identity in the post-Roman world”

11:30-12:00 pm: Coffee break

12:00-1:00 pm: Panel 1

Peter Johnsson, “Because he had no sons: using practice of adoption in Merovingian family to examine the function of fatherhood”

Valentine Pakis, “Men of Old, Men Who Grow Old, and Images of Men: A Shifting Interdiction in the Apology of Aristides”

1:00-2:30 pm: Lunch

2:30-3:30 pm: Panel 2

Eduardo Fabbro, “A useful example: Lombard women between vice and virtue”

Nicholas Wheeler, “An Historiography of Perjury: Between Ancient and Medieval Worlds”


Friday, October 2nd

10:00-11:30 am: Panel 3, Shook Common Room

Katie Menendez, “The Role of Exegesis in Complicating the Linear Narrative in Jonas of Bobbio’s Life of Columbanus

Dylan Wilkerson, “Source Study of Ælfric of Eynsham’s Lives of Saints and the Influence of Isidore of Seville on Anglo-Saxon Hagiography”

Julia Warnes, “The Irish scholar Dúngal: his life and learning”

11:30-12:00 pm: Coffee break

12:00-1:00 pm: Panel 4, Shook Common Room

Daniel Price, “Merovingian Hagiography the Hermeneutics of Everyday Life”

Matthew Mattingly, “Relic Cults and Monastic Reform in the North of Gaul, 750-1050”

1:00-2:30 pm: Lunch

2:30-3:30 pm: Panel 5, Great Hall, Lillian Massey Building

John Magee, “Observations on the Language and Identity of Calcidius”

Michael Herren, “The Epinal-Erfurt Glossary”

3:30-4:00 pm: Coffee break

4:00-5:30 pm: Keynote lecture 2, Great Hall, Lillian Massey Building

Nicholas Everett, “Hagiography as history in early medieval Italy”

5:30-7:30 pm: Wine & cheese reception, Shook Common Room