2022 Battle Conference 21 July-25 July

The 45th Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies 2022 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany and online via Zoom

There is no Registration fee this year, but delegates attending the Bonn conference must still register. In order to book your place, please register via the email address stating your mode of attendance: battlewebsite@gmail.com by 1 July 2022.
Delegates will arrange their own travel (advice given below) and accommodation (suggestions for which will be circulated later).The hire of the seminar rooms, coffees, and lunches, as well as the trips to Cologne and Schwarzrheindorf will be met by the generosity of the University of Bonn.Delegates will be required to pay for their own dinners, though the locations have been booked. More details to follow.
The Allen Brown Memorial Trust is an educational charity with the objective of supporting the study of the Anglo-Norman past, broadly defined. If you felt that you wished to support our endeavours with a financial contribution, please contact the director, Prof Stephen Church.
The poster session for postgraduate researchers will again be an important part of the conference. If you are interested in submitting a poster, please contact Dr Leonie Hicks by 13 June 2022. There are also postgraduate bursaries available.


Thursday 21 July: Arrival

Please note that all times are CEST

5.15 Welcome and opening remarks by the director

530-630 The Allen Brown Memorial Lecture:
Dr Alheydis Plassmann, ‘William of Malmesbury, the Gesta Stephani and the idea of successful and good rule in the 12th century’.

630      Reception

Friday 22 July

9.15- 10.30 Steven Vanderputten, ‘Community Building and Reform in the Life of John of Gorze’.

10-30-11 Coffee

11-12.15  The Christine Mahaney Memorial Lecture Rory Naismith, ‘The Moneyers and Domesday Book’.

12.15-1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 2.30 Poster session 

2.45- 4 Laura Wangerin, ‘Communications and Power: Ottonian Queenship’.

4-4.30 Coffee

4.30-5.45 Laura Cleaver, ‘Visualisations of the Holy Roman Empire in England c. 1154-1272’.

7 Dinner

Saturday 23 July: Field trips. No formal papers today.

Depart 9 am St. Gereon’s Basilica, Cologne, by Hanna Jacobs, 10-12

Bonn: lunch at the conference centre and Mittagsschläfchen.

Depart 3.30 to Schwarzrheindorf Church, 4-6

Dinner from 7.

Sunday 24 July: A full day of papers

9.15-10.30 Julia Crick, ‘Beyond the Anglo-Norman realm: continental influence in the making of Exon Domesday.’

10.30-11 Coffee

11-12.15 The Marjorie Chibnall Memorial Lecture Laura Bailey, ‘The spaces of exile in the Gesta Herewardi and Fouke le Fitz Waryn’.
Chair: Chris Lewis

12.15-2.00 Lunch

2.-3.15 The Des Seal Memorial Lecture: Megan Welton, ‘Empty Honorifics? Interpreting Titles of Female Rulers Around the Turn of the First Millennium’
3.15-3.45 Coffee

3.45-5 Andrea Stieldorf, ‘Seals, coins and the exchange of imagination and images’.

5.30 pm Reception

7 pm Dinner

Monday 25 July

9.15-.10.30 Elisabeth van Houts, ‘Matilda in the Empire, 1110-1125’,

10.30-11 Coffee

11.12.15 Ben Pohl – ‘A reluctant historian and his craft: the scribal work of Andreas of Marchiennes reconsidered’.

Lunch and then Bonner Munster by Alheydis Plassmann or depart.

Stay night of 25th.