The Friars in Medieval Britain: Programme

Monday, 23 July

2.00 Registration and refreshment

3.00 Welcome and introduction: Dr Gordon Kingsley (Principal, Harlaxton College) and Nicholas Rogers (Convenor)

3.15 – 4.30 Preachers and Theologians

Michael Robson, OFM, The Franciscan custody of York in the thirteenth century

William H. Campbell, Franciscan Popular Preaching in Thirteenth-century England: Sources, problems and possibilities

4.30 Tea

5.00 – 6.15 Text and Image

Maura O’Carroll, SND, ‘Mid-Thirteenth Century English Dominican Preaching and Catechesis: Bodleian MS Laud. Misc. 511 and other Sermon and Pastoral Texts

Ilya Dines, Mendicants’ Bestiaries: Text and Use

6.30 Dinner

8.00 Odd Friars

Frances Andrews, Paper on the Minor Orders, title to be confirmed

Shaun Tyas, Friar Tuck

9.00 Bar


Tuesday, 24 July

7.00 – 8.30 Breakfast

9.00 – 10.15 Texts and Writers I

Juliana Dresvina, Liturgical Manuscripts of English Carmelites

James Clark, The Friars and the Classics in Late Medieval England

10.15 Coffee

10.45 – 12.45 Relationships

Clive Burgess, The Friars and the Parish

Joan Greatrex, Relations between Friars and Monks

Jens Röhrkasten, Friars and the Laity in the Franciscan Custody of Cambridge

12.45 Lunch

2.15 – 3.45 London Studies

Bruce Watson and Chris Thomas, The Mendicant Houses of Medieval London: An Archaeological and Architectural Review

Christian Steer, Commemoration in the London Friaries

3.45 Tea

4.15 – 6.15 Art and Iconography

David King, Mendicant Stained Glass from East Anglia

Nicholas Rogers, The Provenance of the Thornham Parva Retable

Donald Prudlo, The Cult of St. Peter of Verona in the British Isles

6.30 Dinner

7.45 – 9.00 Biographical Studies

Linda Voigts, The Medical Astrology of Ralph Hoby, Fifteenth-Century Franciscan

Henry Summerson, A ‘nest of freres’: the Mendicants, their Friends and Enemies in the Oxford DNB

9.00 Bar

Wednesday, 25 July

7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast

9.00 – 11.00 Local Studies

Gill Draper, Failing Friaries? Mendicants in the Cinque Ports

Anna A. Anisimova, Mendicants in the Monastic Towns of South-Eastern England

Barry Windeatt, Margery Kempe and the Friars

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Leave for King’s Lynn

Coach leaves promptly from the front courtyard; packed lunches can be collected from outside the refectory. Visits will be made to the Greyfriars, St. Margaret’s, St. Nicholas, the Guildhall and some medieval domestic sites

Tea at True’s Yard/Green Quay/St. George’s Guildhall

7.00 Bar

7.30 Conference Dinner in the Great Hall

Thursday, 26 July

7.30 Breakfast

9.15 – 10.30 Texts and Writers II

Johan Bergstrom-Allen, The Transmission of Vernacular Literature between Carmelite Friars in Medieval England

Ralph Hanna, Mendicancy in Piers Plowman

10.30 Coffee

11.00 – 1.00 Friars at the Reformation

Wendy Scase, Anti-mendicant Writing in Reformation Pamphlets

James Carley, William Peto, O.F.M.Obs., and the 1556 Edition of ‘The folowinge of Chryste’

Hubert Pragnell, Post-Reformation Use of Friary Buildings in Kent

1.00 Lunch and departure