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Annonce séminaire franco-britannique d’histoire 11 février 2016 : Sam Turner

Séminaire franco-britannique d’histoire - Année 2015-2016

Jeudi 11 février 2016, 17h

Professor Sam Turner (University of Newcastle)

« The seventh-century monasteries of Wearmouth-Jarrow and the bones of the Northumbrian landscape »

Discutante : Professeur Elisabeth Lorans (Université de Tours)

Maison de la Recherche de l’université Paris IV-Sorbonne (28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e), salle D421

Résumé / abstract
Most historical accounts of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria focus on religious conversion as a key driving force in 7th-century social change. As a counterpoint to this approach, I suggest that the examination of certain ‘technologies’ can help explain more specifically what changed, why it changed and how change was effected. I will examine these themes with reference to the famous monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow, where I have undertaken new research in collaboration with a team of colleagues.

In this talk I will focus specifically on technologies witnessed at Wearmouth and Jarrow and through other Northumbrian sources, such as the parcelling of land and the use of writing, building in stone, the use of relics and sainthood, and changing locations and forms of burial. I will suggest that the coalescence of these technologies enabled the emergence of key concepts for later periods, such as possession, kingship, saintliness, and the enduring community of the dead. Such transformations were supported by changing perceptions of the material properties of objects, substance, places and persons.

Un long résumé en anglais sera disponible sur place.

Université Paris IV-Sorbonne. En partenariat avec l’Institute of Historical Research (Londres), AGORA (Cergy Pontoise), le CREA (Paris Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense), CREW (Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle), le LARCA (Paris-Diderot), l’Université de Lorraine et la Maison française d’Oxford

(Yann Béliard, Fabrice Bensimon, Myriam Boussahba-Bravard, Emmanuelle de Champs, Jean-François Dunyach, Stéphane Jettot, Frédérique Lachaud, Sandrine Parageau)