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Anglo-Saxons 2016

The conference – Anglo-Saxons 2016 – invites participants to celebrate, and reflect upon the culture, history, and influence of the Anglo-Saxons across the medieval world

Anglo-Saxons 2016. Exchange: Cultures, Ideas, and Materials.
William Robertson Wing, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
09.06.2016 – 10.06.2016

Anglo-Saxons 2016 is a two-day conference hosted by the University of Edinburgh. It will bring postgraduate and early career researchers from eight countries and an equally large range of disciplines together to present their diverse research and approaches to the Anglo-Saxons.

The year 2016 marks the millennium of of Cnut’s Danish Conquest and 950 years after William marched onto the British shores. The question, though, is: what of those they conquered?

The Anglo-Saxon kingdoms stood for four centuries before the Danes or Normans took the monarchy, and even after these conquests, the Anglo-Saxon peoples remained the primary indigenous population. At this conference scholars from different disciplines studying the Anglo-Saxon period will share papers celebrating, and reflecting upon the culture, history, and influence of the Anglo-Saxons across the medieval world. The early medieval period is one of exchange in all senses of the word. The fifth to eleventh centuries in England marked a period of great transformations in culture, history, intellectual development, and materiality through internal and external factors and different cultural influences.

The keynote lecture on kings and cults in late Anglo-Saxon England will be delivered by Alan Thacker, Institute of Historical Research.


The conference fee is £18 (£10 for students), which includes conference packs, coffee/tea breaks, a wine reception on 9 June and lunch on 10 June. There is also the opportunity to join our speakers for the conference dinner on the evening of 10 June. Visit our registration page here: http://edin.ac/1XchrZM


The conference will be held within the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology on the campus of the University of Edinburgh. The keynote lecture will be held in the Teviot Lecture Theatre of the Old Medical School, Teviot Place.



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