After Empire Sponsored Panels, Leeds IMC 2019

The After Empire project will be co-sponsoring four panels at the Leeds International Medieval Congress alongside the Transformation of the Carolingian World. The strand relates to different forms of negotiating the past in the tenth and eleventh centuries throughout Western Europe.

Session 512, Tuesday 02 July, 09.00-10.30
Using and Not Using the Past in the Transformation of the Carolingian World, I: Negotiating Carolingian Identities, c. 800-900
Chair: Charles West

Eric J. Goldberg – Hincmar of Reims, Carloman II, and the De ordine palatii
Cinzia Grifoni – Glosses Reconsidered: On the Purposes of Biblical Commentaries from Late Carolingian Wissembourg
Carey Fleiner – Humour in the Work of Ermoldus Nigellus: A 9th-Century Carolingian Poet

Maximilian Diesenberger – Straining after Effect: Regino of Prüm, the Death of Charles the Fat, and the Hungarians 

Session 612, Tuesday 02 July, 11.15-12.45
Using and Not Using the Past in the Transformation of the Carolingian World, II: Negotiating Culture between Centre and Periphery
Chair: Maximilian Diesenberger

Edoardo Manarini – Carolingian Culture and Politics in the Kingdom of Italy through Nonantola’s Acta Sanctorum
Francesco Veronese – A Peripheral Lagoon: Venice in the Post-Carolingian World, Late 9th-10th Centuries
Matthias Martin TischlerCarolingian Culture between Centres and Peripheries: The Case of Early Medieval Catalonia

Session 712, Tuesday 02 July, 14.15-15.45
Using and Not Using the Past in the Transformation of the Carolingian World, III: Negotiating Communities
Chair: Levi Roach

Jelle Wassenaar – Bishops, Letters, and Belonging in the 10th Century
Chris Halsted – Saxon Rebel, Slavic March: Wichmann the Younger and the Limits of Ottonian Power in the 10th-Century Baltic
Cullen Chandler – Spanish March and Carolingian Monarchy in the 10th Century

Session 812, Tuesday 02 July, 16.30-18.00
Using and Not Using the Past in the Transformation of the Carolingian World, IV: Negotiating Memory
Chair: Eric J. Goldberg

Lenneke Van RaaijLiturgy as Carrier of the Local Past in the Long 10th Century
Charles West – ‘The Tale of One-Ox’ and the Appropriation of the Mythical Past in 11th-Century Francia
Clemens Gantner – ‘Ever since, battles, slander and plunder have pervaded the realm’: Louis II of Italy’s Death and Afterlife


In addition to our sponsored sessions, members from our projects are also participating in several other panels and events:

Session 602, Tuesday 02 July, 11.15-12.45
Care of the Past and Care of the King in the Reigns of Edmund, Eadred, and Eadwig
Chair: Christopher Riedel

Alice Hicklin – Representations of Past, Present, and Future Rulers in the Diplomas of England and East Francia, c. 930-980
Lindy Brady – Remembering Anglo-Saxon England’s Forgotten Kings in Post-Conquest Chronicles
Mary Blanchard – Eadgifu at Eadred’s Court, Regis Mater or Caretaker?

Session 1308, Wednesday 3 July 2019: 16.30-18.00
Law Materials: Legal Compendia and Their ‘Sitz im Leben’ in the Early Middle Ages
Chair: Helmut Reimitz

Dominik Trump – Roman Law in Use: The Case of Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. Lat. 852
Jennifer R. Davis – The ‘Sitz im Leben’ of the 9th-Century Capitulary Manuscripts
Stefan EsdersInside an Early Medieval Law Manuscript: Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Codex Blankenburgensis 130, and the Administration of the Kingdom of Italy in the 9th Century

Session 1408, Wednesday 3 July 2019: 16.30-18.00
The Place of Merovingian Studies in the Global Middle Ages: A Round Table Discussion
Chair: Bonnie Effros

Participants: Marios Costambeys (University of Liverpool), Stefan Esders (Freie Universität Berlin), Paul Fouracre (University of Manchester), Anne-Marie Helvetius (Université Paris 8 – Vincennes-Saint-Denis), Jamie Kreiner (University of Georgia, Athens), Isabel Moreira (University of Utah), and Ian N. Wood (University of Leeds).


After Empire Sponsored Panels, Kalamazoo 2019.

The After Empire project sponsored a strand of panels at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019.

Session 366 – After Empire: Using and Not Using the Past in the Crisis of the Carolingian World, ca. 900–ca. 1050 I
Saturday 10:00
Room: Schneider 1255
Presider: Fraser McNair
Anthony Harris – Keeping It in the Familia: Carolingian Innovations in Tables of the Computus after the Ninth Century
Kelin Michael – The Role of Hrabanus Maurus’s In honorem sanctae crucis in the Crisis of the Carolingian World
Robert Gallagher – King Æthelstan and the Idea of Empire

Session 419 -After Empire: Using and Not Using the Past in the Crisis of the Carolingian World, ca. 900–ca. 1050 II
Saturday 1:30
Room: Schneider 1255
Presider: Robert Gallagher
Fraser McNair – Kingdom and Principality in Tenth-Century France: The Case of Auvergne
Jelle WassenaarBelonging to the Bishopric in Tenth-Century Europe
David Bachrach – Government, Freedom, and the Problem of Lordship in Early Medieval Germany

Session 471 -After Empire: Using and Not Using the Past in the Crisis of the Carolingian World, ca. 900–ca. 1050 III
Saturday 3:30
Room: Schneider 1255
Presider: Edward Roberts
Chris Halsted – Were There Abodrites in the First Half of the Tenth Century? The Ottonian Reception of Einhard’s Ethnography
Graham Johnson – “Post Romanos”: Widukind of Corvey and Giving Saxons a Roman Past
Natalie Levin – Abd al-Rahman III as Roman Emperor in Hrotsvit of Gandersheim’s Pelagius

In addition, one of our project members, Alice Hicklin, contributed to another session at Kalamazoo:

Session 262 – Forging Memory: False Documents and Historical Consciousness in the Middle Ages 
Friday 1:30pm
Room: Schneider 2345
Presider: Levi Roach
Edward Roberts – Pope Hadrian I’s Letter to Archbishop Tilpin of Rheims and the Forging of Episcopal Authority
Matthew Aiello – Can’t Get You Offa My Mind: Memory, Conquest, and the Vitae Offarum duorum
Alice Hicklin – “Silent Wardens of the Long-Vanished Kingdom”: Carolingian Rulers in Forged Ottonian Diplomas