Saturday 23rd May

  • 09:30 AM

Session 3a Identity and material culture (Bangor Abbey, St. Malachy’s Way) Chair: TBA

09:30–10:10 Keynote Address TBA (Gisella Cantino Wataghin, Facultà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”, Vercelli)

10:10–10:50 Identity in the North Irish Sea. (Ewan Campbell, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow)

Break

11:05–11:45 Script and identity (Flavia De Rubeis, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università Ca’Foscari, Venezia)

Session 3b Columbanus and History Chair: TBA

09:30–10:00 Keynote Address: Columbanus and European Identity (Klaus Oschema, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)

10:00–10:30 Columbanus and the historiography of the Roman Empire’ (Damian Bracken, School of History, University College Cork)

Break

10:45–11:15 Columbanus identity and the writings of Pelagius
(Ali Bonner, Jesus College, Oxford University )

11:15–11:45 Columbanus and Irish identity in Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica
(Sarah McCann, National University of Ireland Galway)

11:45–12:15 Columbanus’ penitential inheritance and the shaping of Christian identity. Elaine Pereira-Farrell (Department of History and History of Art, Universiteit Utrecht)

Lunch (noon–2 p.m.)

Session 4a Identity and intellectual culture (St Comgall’s Parish Centre, Brunswick Road, Bangor)
Chair: TBA

14:00–14:30 Keynote Address: Que peut-on dire d’une identité culturelle des régions du continent où Colomban arrive? (Michel Sot, Lettres et Civilisations, Université Paris-Sorbonne)

14:30–15:00 Easter and Identity
(Immo Warntjes, School of History and Anthropology, Queen’s University, Belfast)

Break

15:15–15:45 Ratio de cursus
(Dominique Barbet-Massin, Bibliotheque Municipale, Grenoble)

15:45–16:15  Chanter l’histoire sainte
(Gordon Blennemann, Département d’Histoire, Université de Montreal)

16:30–17:30 Closing discussion

Session 4b Public Talk 2: the Archaeology of Columbanus’s Ireland (St Comgall’s Parish Centre, Brunswick Road, Bangor) Chair: TBA

14:00–14:30 Excavations at Bangor Abbey, Bangor, Co. Down.
(Eoin Halpin, Archaeological Development Services Ltd., Dublin)

14:30–15:00 Survey and excavations at Cleenish Island, Lower Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh.
(Ros Ó Maoldúin, School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway)

Break

15:15–15:45 Secular Settlement and Economy in the 6th Century.
(Finbar McCormick, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University, Belfast)

16:30–17:30 Art and design in 6th century Ireland
(Conor Newman, School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway)

 

Reception 19:00–19.30 (St Comgall’s Parish Centre, Brunswick Road, Bangor)

Entertainment 19:30–20:30 (St Comgall’s Parish Centre, Brunswick Road, Bangor) Conference Dinner.
30 places; tickets (£20) available at registration.