Liturgy, Literature & History (Day 1 - Thursday 5th August)

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Liturgy, Literature & History: Oswald of Northumbria & the Cult of Saints in the High Middle Ages

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This conference will take place via Zoom Webinar. Video presentations of the papers will be available to view from 2 weeks before the conference and the live element on 5th & 6th August will consist of Q&A sessions.

Delegates will be sent a link to access the video presentations and details of how to join the webinar nearer the time. There will also be an optional informal social/discussion session on Thursday evening - details about how to join this will be shared during the webinar.

  • The Q&A sessions will feature live subtitling. If you have any other access requirements that could support your involvement in the conference then please email with 'access' as the subject heading.

To register for Day 2 of the conference please click here.

Draft programme for Thursday 5th August

14:30 Welcome

14:45 Panel 1

Professor Tessa Webber (Cambridge), ‘Public reading and the celebration of the feast of St Oswald at Peterborough: the knowns and unknowns’

Dr Nicholas Karn (Southampton), ‘Towards a new edition of Hugh Candidus’s Peterborough chronicle’

Chair: Professor Elisabeth van Houts (Cambridge)

15:30 Short break

15:45 Panel 2

Professor David Hiley (Regensburg), ‘Old and new in the liturgical chants for the feast of St Oswald’

Dr Johanna Dale (UCL), ‘King Oswald’s Arm: Liturgy and Material Culture at Peterborough Abbey’

Chair: Dr Helen Gittos (Oxford)

16:30: break

17:00 Panel 3

Professor Julian Luxford (St Andrews), ‘Images and Relics of Oswald in Later Medieval England’

Professor Nicholas Vincent (UEA), ‘Oswald and England’s Kings, 1066-1307’.

Chair: Dr Philippa Hoskin (Cambridge)

18:00 Informal social gathering

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