Publications in preparation

The following editions are in the course of preparation:

English Benedictine Kalendars after 1100, vol. 3: Kalendars of Male Houses, Norwich-York
English Benedictine Kalendars after 1100, vol. 4: Nunneries, Cluniacs and Addenda A-M
English Benedictine Kalendars after 1100, vol. 5: Introduction and Indexes
Professor Nigel Morgan is well advanced in the preparation of these volumes, to conclude the work begun by Francis Wormald with vols. LXXVII and LXXXI.

Carolingian Mass Chant Books
Edited by Dr Daniel DiCenso.

The Early Sarum Mass Liturgy in the Gradual Salisbury MS 159
Edited by Professor John Harper.

The Libellus Precum of Sigebert of Minden (Wolf. HAB Cod. Helmst. 1151)
Edited by Professor Joanne Pierce.

The Sarum Customary
Edited by Professor John Harper and Dr Henry Howard.

The Marginalia of the Old English Bede
Dr Jesse Billett has prepared an edition of the musical and liturgical texts added to the margins of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 41, a manuscript discussed in detail in his monograph, The Divine Office in Anglo-Saxon England, published in HBS subsidia.

The Dominican Missal
Edited by Dr Eleanor Giraud.

Study Day: New Directions in the History of Liturgy (18 May 2024)

Institute of Historical Research, History of Liturgy Seminar
Study Day: New Directions in the History of Liturgy

Saturday 18 May, 10am-5pm

Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, 
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

9.45am Arrival

10am 
NARRATIVES IN AND OF THE MEDIEVAL OFFICE I  
Chair: Henry Parkes (University of Nottingham)

  • Teresa Webber (University of Cambridge), ‘Narrative and the Annual Cycle of Biblical Reading in the Night Office’
  • Margot Fassler (University of Notre Dame), ‘The Timescape of the Purification Office in Twelfth and Thirteenth-Century Paris’
  • Fraser McNair (University of Nottingham), ‘Improvisation and the Holy in the Central Medieval Night Office’

11.30am Refreshments

12pm
LIGHTNING TALKS I  
Chair: Helen Gittos (University of Oxford)

  • Vedran Sulovsky (University of Cambridge), ‘Using the Liturgy to Understand Hohenstaufen-Era Aachen’
  • Anastasia Shmytova (Princeton University), ‘Khabuvy, anenaiki: Towards an Understanding of the Use and Reception of Nonsensical Syllables in Russian Orthodox Chant’
  • Emma Olson (University of Cambridge), ‘The Power of Prayer in Albigensian Crusade and Reconquista Narratives’
  • Thomas Phillips (University of Bristol), ‘Norman Influence and Anglo-Saxon Remnants in Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 4: The Office of St. Alban’
  • Giulio Minniti (University of Oslo), ‘“Gallican” Chant in the Margins of Non-Musical Manuscripts’
  • Cassandra Fenton (University of Bristol), ‘Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 163: Informing Approaches to Music and Liturgy in English Pontificals’

1.15pm Lunch

2.15pm
NARRATIVES IN AND OF THE MEDIEVAL OFFICE II 
Chair: Teresa Webber (University of Cambridge)

  • Susan Rankin (University of Cambridge), ‘Carolingian Revision of Roman Liturgy: The Office for St Stephen’
  • Jesse Billett (Trinity College in the University of Toronto), ‘Micro-storytelling through Nocturns Responsories in the Ordines Associated with William of Volpiano’
  • Helen Gittos (University of Oxford), ‘Poet, Rebel, Priest: The Ludlow Scribe and Liturgy in French in the Fourteenth Century’

3.45pm Break

4.00pm 
LIGHTNING TALKS II AND CLOSING DISCUSSION
Chair: Sarah Hamilton (University of Exeter)

  • Michael Carter (English Heritage), ‘Interpreting Monastic Remains for 21st-Century Audiences: The Role of the Liturgy’
  • Helena Phillips-Robins (University of Cambridge), ‘Liturgy and Experience in the Letters of Clare of Assisi (1234-1253)’
  • Rose Walker (Courtauld Institute of Art), ‘Relics Between Al-Andalus and the Christian Kingdoms: Purifying the Act’

5pm Close

Drinks to follow

Registration: https://www.history.ac.uk/events/new-directions-history-liturgy