St. Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster: Visual and Political Culture 1292-1941

St. Stephen’s Chapel Westminster: Visual and Political Culture 1292-1941 (19-20 September 2016, Palace of Westminster)

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This major conference will present the results of a three-year project to
explore the history of a building at the heart of the political life of the
nation for over 700 years. It will take place from 19 to 20 September 2016 at
the Palace of Westminster.

The conference will showcase the research undertaken by a team of experts
on the transformation of St Stephen’s chapel from medieval chapel to the
first House of Commons debating chamber, as well as including academics
whose research on the chapel directly complements the project’s findings.

Keynote speakers include Professor David Carpenter (King’s College, London)
& Dr Paul Seaward (History of Parliament)

There will be a reception at the Society of Antiquaries with a display of
art and artefacts relating to the Chapel.

A digital model of St Stephen’s and the Commons chamber, incorporating
research from the project, will be on show for the first time.

There is no registration fee or catering charge for this conference, but
all those wishing to attend need to register via the link below. Spaces are
limited, and you are encouraged to book early.

To book your place at the conference, please visit our Eventbrite page:

For any queries, contact the project’s administrative assistant, Jonathan
Hanley via email:

Norse in the North, 4 June 2016

Registration for Norse in the North 2016 is now open!


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The conference will take place on 4 June 2016 and will feature papers on the theme
of ‘Translation and Transmission‘ in Old Norse studies, with a keynote
lecture given by Heather O’Donoghue. The other speakers will be:

  • Ryder Patzcuk-Russell (University of Birmingham): Latin-Old Norse Interaction and Medieval Linguistic Ideologies: The Evidence of Lárentius Saga.
  • Katherine Whitehouse (University of Nottingham): The Viking translation of place in South Yorkshire major names.
  • Annika Christensen (University of Leeds): Seyðabrævið: Old Norse and the language of the Faroe Islands.
  • Sophie Bønding (Aarhus University): The Golden Past and the Glorious Future: N.F.S. Grundtvig’s re-actualisation and dissemination of Old Norse Mythology.
  • Anja Ute Blode (Universität zu Köln): … første Danee konningh war Dan – The transmission of a legendary king in Old Danish historiography.
  • Jon Hui (University of Cambridge): Manuscript Transmission in ‘The Matter of Gautland’
  • Tom Morcom (Durham University): Passing on Stories in Good Faith: the subversive redaction of Gautreks saga.

The cost of registration is £10, which will include lunch and tea/coffee
throughout the day, and can be purchased here. There will also be an optional post-conference dinner, notincluded in the cost of registration, at a nearby York restaurant (to be determined) at approximately 18:30.

For further information, please email .