Language Networks in Medieval Britain: Programme

Tuesday 16 July

2.00 Welcome by Gordon Kingsley (Principal of Harlaxton College) and Christian Steer (Symposium Secretary)

2.10 – 2.15 Introduction to the Programme, Mary Carruthers

2.15 – 3.30 Languages in the Professions: I

Linda M. Voigts, ‘Mixing and melding English and Latin in medical writings of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries’
Peter M. Jones, ‘The language of surgery in 14th century England: John of Arderne’s innovations’
3:30 Tea

4.15- 6.00 Multilingual Texts and Manuscripts
Ad Putter, ‘Macaronic Love Letters from an Abbot to a Nun’
Elizabeth Archibald, ‘Macaronic Writing in England and on the Continent: A Comparative View’
Neil Cartlidge, ‘Cultures in Confrontation in a 13th c Multilingual English Anthology (BL MS Harley 978′)

6:15 Supper

7.30 Visit to Grantham church (own arrangements) (arrive approx. 7.45)

9:00 Bar


Wednesday, 17 July

7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

8:45 – 10:30 Images and Words at Play
Lucy Freeman Sandler, ‘Word Images in the British Library Bohun Psalter and Hours’ (British Library MS Egerton 3277)
Kathryn Smith, ‘Word and Image in the Taymouth Hours (British Library MS Yates Thompson 13)’
Ann Payne, ‘Canting or allusive heraldry (armes parlantes) in manuscript illumination’

10:30 Coffee

11.15 – 1:00 Languages in the Professions: II
Chris Woolgar, ‘The language of food and cooking’
Alex Buchanan, ‘Professional practices? Architectural vocabulary in England in the later Middle Ages’
Paul Brand, ‘The languages of the courtroom in England c.1300′

1:00 Lunch

2:00- 3.00
Nicholas Orme, ‘Schools and Language in Medieval England’

3.15 – 4.00
David Griffith, ‘Texts and readers in later medieval England: an epigraphical perspective’

4.00 – 4.30 Tea

4:30- 6:15 Multilingual inscriptions
Elizabeth New, ‘Signed with a Seal: text and image on personal seals from medieval England and Wales’
Michael Carter, ‘Latin and vernacular inscriptions: Cistercian monasteries in northern England at the end of the Middle Ages’
Sarah Macmillan, ‘Women’s words? Gendered speech and silence in the medieval English parish church’

6:30 Supper

8:00- 9:00 Concert

9:00 Bar

Thursday, 18 July

7:00- 8:30 Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 Music and literature I (with singers): ‘Multilingual networks in England and northern Francophonia’
Ardis Butterfield, ‘Reading Lyric Networks’
Helen Deeming, ‘Multilingual networks in twelfth- and thirteenth-century song’

10:30- 11:00 Coffee

11:00- 1:00 Music and literature II (with singers): ‘Multilingual networks’

Yolanda Plumley, ‘The transmission and circulation of Machaut’s lyrics, north and south’
Janet van den Meulen, ‘A Call to Arms or the Art of Framing Ballads in Jean de le Mote’s Regret Guillaume’
Elizabeth Eva Leach, Response and Comments (to both sessions)

1:00 Picnic lunch at Harlaxton

2:00 Excursion to Marholm and Castor churches

7.00 Reception in bar

7:30 Symposium Dinner in the Great Hall (black tie optional)

Friday, 19 July

7:00- 8:30 Breakfast

9.30 – 10.30
Alastair Minnis, ‘Discourse beyond death: The Language of Paradise in Middle English Poetry’

10.30 – 11.15: Coffee

11.15 – 1.00 Translations and macaronic works
Roger Dahood, ‘Medieval Scribes, Modern Translations, and Supposed Jewish Ritual Cannibalism in the Anglo-Norman Hugo de Lincolnia’
Aisling Byrne, ‘Religious Orders and the Translation of Secular Narratives in Fifteenth-Century Ireland’
Jessica Brantley, ‘Language Mixing in the English Book of Hours’

1:00 Lunch and departure