This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.
Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.
CMRS Conference: 'England and the Continent in the Tenth Century. An International Conference in Memoriam of Professor Dr Wilhelm Levison'
This conference is dedicated to the memory of Wilhelm Levison sixty years after his death in 1947. Rather than crossing the eighth-century landscape which he made his own, it pursues the spirit of his work on ‘England and the Continent' in the context of the tenth century.
In the spring of 1943, in the later stages of the Second World War, Prof. Dr Wilhelm Levison, then an honorary fellow of Durham University, delivered the Ford Lectures in Oxford under the title, ‘England and the Continent in the Eighth Century'. His principal subject was the conversion to Christianity twelve hundred years ago of the Frisians and the Saxons at the hands of English churchmen. The published version of those lectures has had an abiding influence on the development of early medieval historical research, not least the appendices with their great technical command of source criticism.
This conference is dedicated to the memory of Wilhelm Levison sixty years after his death in 1947. Rather than crossing the eighth-century landscape which he made his own, it pursues the spirit of his work on ‘England and the Continent' in the context of the tenth century. Bringing together an impressive array of internationally distinguished scholars and also younger scholars of great promise, it focuses on:
England and the Continent
The Vision of the Past
Revolution in Church Organisation
Kingship and Ritual
Law and Power
Manuscripts and Culture
The conference has been planned as a coherent, multi-authored exploration of these themes, and it has been designed to encourage vigorous discussion amongst all those attending. Anyone interested is warmly welcome to attend.
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Research in English At Durham (READ) blog showcasing the the literary research emerging from the Department of English Studies
We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Find out more on our Events page.
Many of our public lectures, seminars and conferences are recorded, and can be listened to as podcasts.
- 20th January 2021
- Sensory Experiments in Nineteenth-Century Literature
- Online (Zoom)
- Dr Erica Fretwell (University of Albany) and Dr Shannon Draucker (Siena College)