IHR History of Liturgy Seminar 2022-23

Meetings with asterisks will take place on Zoom. All other meetings will be in a hybrid form, combining in-person participation (Room N304, Senate House, London) and online streaming for those who cannot attend. To register participation: www.history.ac.uk/seminars/history-liturgy

All welcome.

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*Monday 3 October 2022, 17.30 – Bissera V. Pentcheva (Stanford): Medieval Formalism: The Corona-Crown in the Chants and Images of Ste. Foy at Conques [ONLINE ONLY]

Monday 7 November 2022, 17.30 – Arthur Westwell (Regensburg): A ‘compiling mania’? Unravelling the mixed sacramentaries made at Saint-Amand during the Viking invasions

Monday 20 February 2023, 17.30 – Julia Crick (KCL): Rethinking the Vitellius “Giso” Sacramentary: new scribal identifications

*Monday 20 March 2023, 17.30 – Roundtable, with speakers to include Andrew Ferrara (Durham), John Harper (Bangor): The lost, late medieval, greater and lesser chapels of the Bishop of Durham at Auckland Castle: archaeological and liturgical re-imaginings [ONLINE ONLY]

Monday 22 May 2023, 17.30 (originally scheduled for Monday 8 May) – Andrew Spicer (Oxford Brookes): Consecration, Sacred Space and the Reformation

Monday 5 June 2023, 17.30 – Nigel Ramsay (UCL): a presentation on English medieval bishops and their books and libraries

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Convenors: Helen Gittos, Sarah Hamilton, John Harper, Henry Parkes, Teresa Webber

HBS Chairman to deliver Lyell Lectures 2022

Prof. Susan Rankin FBA, Chairman of the Council of the Henry Bradshaw Society, will deliver the this year’s Lyell Lectures at the University of Oxford.

Entitled ‘From Memory to Written Record: English Liturgical Books and Musical Notations, 900–1150’, the five lectures will take place on 3, 5, 10, 12 and 17 May 2022.

The first lecture will be live-streamed online. The Bodleian Library website has further details and a registration form.

IHR History of Liturgy Seminar 2021-22

All meetings take place online. To register participation: www.history.ac.uk/seminars/history-liturgy

All welcome.

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Monday 1 November 2021, 17.15 – Katherine Emery (King’s College, London): The Cult of Thomas Becket and the Building of Canterbury Cathedral

Monday 6 December 2021, 17.15 – John Jenkins (University of York): The Shrine of St Thomas Becket and the Liturgy of Canterbury Cathedral in the 15th Century

Monday 17 January 2022, 17.15 – Iris Shagrir (The Open University of Israel): Signs of Victory: The Earliest Civic Liturgical Celebration of the Conquest of Jerusalem

Monday 14 March 2022, 17.15 – Alex Shinn (Bangor University): Local Manifestations of Liturgical Reform c.1530-1650: The Newly-Founded St John’s College, Cambridge

Monday 9 May 2022, 17.15 – Elisabeth Hollender (Goethe University, Frankfurt): Local Liturgical Traditions and their Importance: The Case of Medieval Jewish Cologne

Monday 6 June 2022, 17.15 – Roundtable: Martyrologies, with Christine Rauer (St Andrews), Kate Falardeau (Cambridge), Katerina Novokhatko (TU Dresden) and Sara Charles (UCL)

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Convenors: Helen Gittos, Sarah Hamilton, John Harper, Henry Parkes, Eyal Poleg, Teresa Webber

IHR History of Liturgy Seminar 2020-21

All meetings take place online. To register participation: www.history.ac.uk/seminars/history-liturgy

All welcome.

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Monday 5 October 2020, 18.30 – Katie Bugyis (University of Notre Dame): The Manuscript Remains of the Abbess-Saints of Barking Abbey

Monday 16 November 2020, 17.15 – Laura Light (Les Enluminures): Evidence for the Liturgical Use of Thirteenth-Century Bibles (joint session with the European History 1150-1550 seminar)

Monday 15 February 2021, 17.15 – Katy Cubitt (University of East Anglia): Liturgy and Law in 10th- and 11th-Century England; Episcopal Power and the Uses of Public Penance

Monday 8 March 2021, 17.15 – Michael Penman (University of Stirling): Architecture and Liturgy in Dunfermline Abbey

Monday 29 March 2021, 17.15 – Andrew Jotischky (Royal Holloway): Living in the Holy City: Greek Orthodox Jerusalem under Crusader Rule

Monday 24 May 2021, 17.15 – Roundtable: The Early Liturgy of Salisbury Cathedral, chaired by John Harper (Bangor University)

Monday 14 June 2021, 17.15 – David Jasper and Jeremy Smith (University of Glasgow): The Re-Inventing of the Lay Folks’ Mass Book: The Victorian Afterlife of a Middle English Poem

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Convenors: Helen Gittos, Sarah Hamilton, John Harper, Henry Parkes, Eyal Poleg, Teresa Webber

IHR History of Liturgy Seminar 2019-20

All meetings take place in the Peter Marshall Room N204, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU.

All welcome.

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Wednesday 6 November 2019, 17.30 – Johanna Dale (UCL): Saint Oswald on Bishop Richard’s Vestments: Liturgy and Politics at Old St Paul’s

Monday 16 March 2020, 17.15 – Katy Cubitt (UEA): Practices of Penance and the Liturgy in Tenth- and Eleventh-Century England

Friday 24 April 2020, 15.00 – Andrew Jotischky (Royal Holloway): Living in the Holy City: Greek Orthodox Jerusalem under Crusader Rule

Monday 15 June 2020, 17.15 – Nigel Morgan (University of Cambridge): Calendars of the English Augustinian Canons

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Convenors: Helen Gittos, Sarah Hamilton, John Harper, Eyal Poleg, Teresa Webber

‘Pfaff at 50’ Conference at the University of Nottingham (1-2 July 2021)

Members will be interested to hear of this forthcoming conference, formerly to be held at the University of Nottingham in 2020, now postponed to 1-2 July 2021. Entitled ‘Pfaff at 50’, it celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Richard W. Pfaff’s New Liturgical Feasts in Later Medieval England in 1970.

Professor Pfaff (1936-2016) was Vice-President of the Henry Bradshaw Society and a noted expert on medieval English liturgy.

Conference website: https://pfaff50.wordpress.com

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.