TitleWriting and Rewriting Medieval History, III: Regional Identities
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserMatthew Firth, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide
Moderator/ChairCharlie Rozier, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 1208-a Making Past Places Present in Post-Conquest Northumbria
(Language: English)
Lauren L. Whitnah, Marco Institute for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index Terms: Hagiography; Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Latin; Local History
Paper 1208-b The Battle of Dun Nechtain (685) and the Post-War Crisis of Masculinity
(Language: English)
Lek Hang Chan, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Gender Studies; Hagiography; Military History
AbstractThe centuries following the Norman Conquest saw the production of an extensive corpus of history writing that focused on the pre-Norman past. Anglo-Norman intellectual culture was keenly aware that England's history stretched back to sub-Roman Britain, as were successive generations of medieval historians. Such history writing shaped and adapted the past for contemporary audiences, influenced in their composition by political, institutional, cultural, and literary concerns. This series of panels is concerned with these adaptations of English history and proposes new approaches to the study of historiography in medieval Britain. This third session focuses on the use of the past to create, explain and legitimate regional identity.