Transformations of the Carolingian World sessions at Leeds International Medieval Congress 2017

In addition to our own sessions, the After Empire-associated project Transformations of the Carolingian World also has an exciting line-up of tenth-century history papers at the 2017 International Medieval Congress at Leeds.

Session I

Moderator: Irene van Renswoude, (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences, Den Haag)

Richard Corradini (Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien), ‘Golden Ages to Come: Visions of a Better Past and Future in Walahfrid’s Poems’

Eric J. Goldberg (Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), ‘The Waltharius as Evidence for Aristocratic Hunting Culture’

Stuart Airlie (School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)‘The Perverting of the Palace: The Dark Side of Rulers’ Residences’


Session II

Moderator: Jinty Nelson (Department of History, King’s College London)

Steffen Patzold (Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen), ‘The Transformation of the Carolingian World: A German Perspective’

Max Diesenberger (Austrian Academy of Sciences), ‘Solidarity in the Long 10th Century’

Conrad Leyser (Faculty of History, University of Oxford), ‘La mutation familiale: The Case for a Revival’


Session III

Moderator: Mayke de Jong, (Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht)

Walter Pohl (Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien / Austrian Academy of Sciences), ‘Carolingian Italy from a Post-Carolingian Perspective: The Case of the Chronicon Salernitanum’

 Stefan Esders (Geschichte der Spätantike und des frühen Mittelalters, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin), ‘The Synod of Erfurt: Ottonian and Mediterranean Politics in 932’

 Charles West (Department of History, University of Sheffield), ‘“Setting aside sacerdotal judgement, they pass over to the examination of secular people”: Pope Leo of Bourges (sic) in 9th Century Francia’


Session IV

Moderator: Rosamond McKitterick, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

Warren Brown (Division of the Humanities & Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology), ‘The Carolingian Formula Collections: Why Do They Disappear?’

 Philippe Depreux (Historisches Seminar / Sonderforschungsbereich 950 ‘Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa’, Universität Hamburg), ‘Diplomatic Knowledge on the Edge of Organised Corpora: Considerations on Dispersed Charter Models’

 David Bachrach (Department of History, University of New Hampshire), ‘The Comital Office in Ottonian Germany’