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Cardiff University Conference on Medieval Wales

Calendar Saturday 13 April 2024, 09:30-Sunday 14 April 2024, 13:30

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In this innovative conference held by the School of History, Archaeology and Religion and the School of Welsh, with support from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, speakers from a range of disciplines (including history, archaeology and literature) will present papers on the most recent research on medieval Wales.

Saturday 13 April

9:30-10:00: Registration

10:00-11:30: Session 1

  • Gwenffrewi Morgan, ‘Periodising Environmentally in High-Medieval Past-Writing: Time, Environment and Agency’
  • Thomas Clancy, ‘An unlikely ally? The voices of women in the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym’
  • Elisa Chiariotti, ‘Attitudes towards titling in three poetry anthologies from Medieval Wales’

11:30-11:45: Coffee

11:45-12:45: Keynote Lecture 1
Barry Lewis, ‘St Patrick in the Medieval Welsh Imagination’

12:45-13:30: Lunch

13:30-15:00: Session 2

  • Rhun Emlyn, ‘“Preladiaid ein Tywysogaeth”: Clerigwyr Gwrthryfelgar Glyndŵr’ (‘“The Prelates of our Principality”: Glyndŵr’s Rebellious Clergy’) *
  • Adam Chapman, ‘Both sides of the Severn Sea: Glyndŵr’s rebellion across the water’
  • Gruffydd Aled Williams, ‘Blwyddgofnodion Owain Glyndŵr: ystyriaethau pellach’ (‘The Annals of Owain Glyndŵr: further considerations’) *

15:00-15:30: Coffee

15:30-17:30: Session 3

  • Tudur Davies and Andy Seaman, ‘Prosiect Archaeoleg Tirwedd Castell Ffwl-y-mwn – canlyniadau o'r cloddio yn 2023’ (‘The Fonmon Castle Landscape Archaeology Project – results from the 2023 excavation’) *
  • Ciara O’Brien Butler and Heather Holt, ‘Unlocking Llandough: chronology kinship and funerary commemoration’
  • Tim Young, ‘In Search of Illtud’s Monastery’
  • Lindy Brady, ‘Multilingualism in Medieval Wales: The Viking Age and Beyond’

Sunday 14 April

9:00-11:00: Session 4

  • Ben Guy, ‘Orthographical archaeology in thirteenth-century Welsh chronicles’
  • Luciana Cordo Russo, ‘The Middle Welsh Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle: Texts and Manuscripts’
  • David Thornton, ‘The Last Wills of Welsh Bishops, c. 1300–c.1540’
  • D. Huw Owen, ‘The lordship of Denbigh, 1282–1543: Conflict and co-existence in the late-medieval Welsh March’

11:00-11:30: Coffee

11:30-12:30: Keynote Lecture 2
Nancy Edwards, ‘The Use of Graffiti in Early Medieval Wales and Beyond’

12:30-13:30: Lunch

* These papers will be delivered in Welsh with simultaneous translation.

John Percival Building
Cardiff University
Colum Drive
CF10 3EU

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