The colloquium will take place on May 22nd and will be hosted by Cardiff University with a keynote by Dr. Victoria Leonard.
Cardiff University addresses open invitation to attend any or all the sessions, including the keynote.
Zoom invitations will be sent on May 21st.
09:00-09:15 Zoom link active
09:15-09:30 Welcome and explanation of panel format & tech led by Ewan Short
09:30-10:45 First panel: Identity and the East. Chair: Alice Van Den Bosch. Tech mod: Ciara Butler
Paper 1: Exodus and Exile: Athanasius and the Construction of a Constantian Pharaoh by Nicola Rose Ernst (University of Exeter)
Paper 2: “The Princess and the Border Lord”: The Formation of Border Identity in the epics of Digenes Akritas and Dhat al-Himma by George R. Luff
Paper 3: Bilingualism and language transmission in the Western Delta during Late Antiquity by Maiken Mosleth King (Bristol University)
10:45-11:15 Coffee/tea/biscuits (with breakout rooms)
11:15-12:15 Keynote: Dr. Victoria Leonard: Risk and Shift: Historical Approaches, Critical Identities, and Making the Network Work
11.45-12.15 Keynote Q&A. Chair: Dr. Richard Flower. Tech mod: Alice Van Den Bosch
12:15-13:30 Lunch (breakout rooms dependent on interest)
13:30-14:10 Second panel: Identity and the West. Chair: Ciara Butler. Tech mod: Becca Grose.
Paper 1: The Welsh, Normans and cultural emulation: Changing identities in eleventh and twelfth century Wales by Thomas Lee Davies (University of Bangor)
Paper 2: The Changing Identity of Queen Emma: Active Ethnogenesis as a Political Tool in a time of Instability and Factionalism by Hilary Slack (UWTSD Lampeter)
14:10-14:30 Reflection – a colloquium round table where all present think on and discuss the common theme of identity in presentees’ work, as well as their own work, led by the LAEMB Network committee.
14:30-15:00 Coffee/tea/biscuits (with breakout rooms)
15:00-15:45 ‘Going forward’ – a colloquium round table on the Network’s future events led by Ben Morris