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 8 May 2023, 17.30 – 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

Publications in preparation

The following editions are in the course of preparation:

The Marginalia of the Old English Bede
Dr Jesse Billett has prepared an edition of the 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.

English Benedictine Kalendars post 1100, vol. 3: Kalendars of Male Houses, Norwich-York
Professor Nigel Morgan is well advanced in the preparation of this volume, which will at last complete the work begun by Francis Wormald with vols. LXXVII and LXXXI.

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

Two English Coronation Ordines
Edited by Dr David Pratt.

Carolingian Mass Chant Books
Edited by Dr Daniel DiCenso.

Online AGM 2020

The one hundred and seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Society will be held on Friday 15 May 2020 at 2 p.m. In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place online using Zoom software. It will be followed by a meeting of the Society’s Council, which members will also be welcome to observe should they wish.

The agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting may be found in the Annual Report for 2019.

We regret that the lecture which has in recent years followed the AGM and Council meeting will not take place this year, but we have every intention of resuming this practice at future meetings.

How to download Zoom

Instructions for:

How to access the meeting

Members should receive details of the meeting ID and password shortly.

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