History of Liturgy Seminar 2018-19

This year the Henry Bradshaw Society will once again co-sponsor the History of Liturgy Seminar, held on Mondays 17.15-19.15, in the John S Cohen Room N203, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU.

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22 October 2018 – Eyal Poleg (Queen Mary, University of London): “Enclosed and Wrapped About with Dust”: The Bible in Late Medieval and Early Modern Liturgy

14 January 2019 – Andrew Kirkman (University of Birmingham): Choirboys and Singers in a Great Medieval Church: The Case of St-Omer

11 March 2019 – THE PHYSICALITY OF THE LITURGY: ARCHITECTURE, BELLS & CANDLES
Michael Carter (English Heritage): Liturgy, Art and Architecture: Some Cistercian Evidence
Sally Wadsworth (University of Birmingham): Beeswax and Tallow Before and After the Reformation
Chris Barnes (University of Birmingham): Post-Reformation Church Bells Within the Diocese of Gloucester, 1541-1662

20 May 2019 – Susan Rankin (University of Cambridge): Antiphonarium: Making and Using Chant Books in the Early Middle Ages

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Seminar convened by Matthew Champion, Helen Gittos, Sarah Hamilton, John Harper, Eyal Poleg, Teresa Webber.

Henry Bradshaw Society Lecture 2018: Dr Teresa Webber

The Henry Bradshaw Society Lecture 2018 will be delivered by Dr Teresa Webber, Reader in Palaeography at the University of Cambridge.

The lecture, entitled ‘Liturgical Books and the Medieval Library’, will take place on Friday 27 April at 5pm, in Room GR06-7, English Faculty Building, 9 West Road, Cambridge, followed by a reception.

All are welcome.

Henry Bradshaw conference at Cambridge University Library (4 December 2017)

Save the date: Henry Bradshaw conference at Cambridge University Library, 4 December 2017

A conference at Cambridge University Library to celebrate 150 years since Henry Bradshaw’s appointment as University Librarian in 1867.

Speakers include Richard Beadle, Nicolas Bell, Lotte Hellinga, Arnold Hunt, Peter Jones, David McKitterick and Paul Russell.

The conference will be held in the Milstein Room at Cambridge University Library, with lunch in the Saltmarsh Rooms at King’s College (Bradshaw’s rooms). There will be displays of material relating to Bradshaw in both King’s College Library and the University Library.

Booking will open later this month (October 2017). For more information please contact Cambridge University Library.

History of Liturgy Seminar 2017-2018

This year the Henry Bradshaw Society will once again co-sponsor the History of Liturgy Seminar, held on Mondays 17.15-19.15, in the John S Cohen Room N203, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU.

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2 October 2017 – Teresa Webber (University of Cambridge): The Chapter Office and Reading in Chapter: monastic practice c. 1000-1300

13 November 2017 – Henry Parkes (Yale University): Matins Responsories and Narratives of Divine Encounter

5 February 2018 – Isabelle Cochelin (University of Toronto): Decrypting Monastic Customaries

5 March 2018 – Iris Shagrir (Open University of Israel): Liturgical Vision and Liturgical Practice in Crusader Jerusalem   This will be a joint session with the Crusades and the Latin East seminar

21 May 2018 – Roundtable discussion: What roles did rubrics play in medieval liturgy?

11 June 2018 – Arthur Westwell (University of Cambridge): Conquering by the Book: Did the Carolingians bring a New Liturgy to the Kingdom of Italy?   AND   David Harrap (QMUL): Consecratio Navis: Maritime Liturgies in Medieval and
Early Modern England

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See the History of Liturgy Seminar 2017-18 poster for more information.

Henry Bradshaw Society Lecture 2017: Prof. Sarah Hamilton

The Henry Bradshaw Society Lecture 2017 will be delivered by Sarah Hamilton, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Exeter.

Entitled ‘What’s the Use of Cursing? Early Records of the Excommunication Liturgy’, Prof. Hamilton’s talk will take place on Friday 28 April at 5pm, in Room GR06-7, English Faculty Building, 9 West Road, Cambridge.

All are welcome.

Medieval Rites: Reading the Writing (21-23 April 2017)

North American members of the Henry Bradshaw Society are warmly invited to attend ‘Medieval Rites: Reading the Writing’, a three-day conference on medieval liturgical texts hosted by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, with support from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and University of Notre Dame.

The conference will be held at Yale University, New Haven, CT, on Friday 21-Sunday 23 April 2017. Participants include HBS Council members Sarah Hamilton and Henry Parkes.

Admission free. No registration required. For more information please visit the conference webpage.

History of liturgy: a new seminar series at the Institute of Historical Research

Seminars will take place at the Institute of Historical Research, London, in the John S Cohen Room (N203), starting at 17:30. More information is available at www.history.ac.uk.  All Welcome.

AUTUMN TERM 

10 October 2016

Round table: New Directions in the Study of Liturgy

Helen Gittos (Kent), Eyal Poleg (QMUL) and Tessa Webber (Cambridge), chaired by Sarah Hamilton (Exeter)

27 October 2016    

Cecilia Gaposchkin (Dartmouth), Liturgy and Devotion in the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade: Nivelon of Soissons, the Relics of 1204, and the Cathedral of Soissons  (Joint session with European History 1150-1550)     

5 December 2016

Kati Ihnat (Nijmegen), Can We Speak of a National Liturgy?  The Methodological Challenges of Studying the Old Hispanic Rite

SPRING TERM

30 January 2017  

Julia Exarchos (Ghent) & Sarah Hamilton (Exeter), Tracing Political, Social and Cultural Transformations through the Liturgy

13 March 2017    

John Harper (Bangor) Evidence for the Use of Salisbury in the Twelfth Century

Convenors: Nicolas Bell (Cambridge), Matthew Champion (Birkbeck), Helen Gittos (Kent), Sarah Hamilton (Exeter), Kati Ihnat (Nijmegen), Eyal Poleg (QMUL),  Matthew Cheung Salisbury (Oxford), Elizabeth Solopova (Oxford)

Contact: Helen Gittos (H.B.Gittos@kent.ac.uk) & Eyal Poleg (e.poleg@qmul.ac.uk