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Call for Papers Conquering, Subduing, Governing: Theories and Practices of “Pacification” in the Norman Worlds

Picture: The Dove of Peace between two soldiers (France, Tours, Bibliothèque municipale, Ms. 568 f. 249v)

Conquering, Subduing, Governing: Theories and Practices of “Pacification” in the Norman Worlds (Viking World, Normandy, British Isles, Southern Italy and Sicily, 9th-12th Century)

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Cerisy-la- Salle, October 5-9, 2022


  • Pierre Bauduin, University of Caen Normandy, CRAHAM
  • Annick Peters-Custot, University of Nantes, CRHIA
  • Simon Lebouteiller, Sorbonne University, CRAHAM

The transition from a state of war, which corresponded with a territorial conquest, to a state of peace, which was necessary for a new political construction, is less and less viewed as a qualitative gap between the violence of fierce conquerors and the peaceful establishment of new forms of government over conquered territories and populations. War and peace have often been perceived as two antithetical principles, so that contemporary historical thought leaves little scope for in-between situations in which violent confrontations are not predominant any more even if they still occur.

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Congrès (virtuel) de la Haskins Society – 31 octobre-1 novembre 2020

Le congrès annuel de la Haskins Society aura lieu cette année les 31 octobre et 1er novembre : il prendra la forme d’un colloque en ligne, avec une inscription gratuite (mais nécessaire). Vous trouverez le détail de ces informations ci-dessous, dans le message adressé par la Haskins Society, avec un lien vers le programme.

Notez que les horaires indiqués dans le programme sont ceux d’un fuseau horaire des États-Unis : heure de Chicago ou de la Nouvelle-Orléans.

Le congrès annuel de la Haskins Society aura lieu cette année les 31 octobre et 1er novembre : il prendra la forme d’un colloque en ligne, avec une inscription gratuite (mais nécessaire). Vous trouverez le détail de ces informations ci-dessous, dans le message adressé par la Haskins Society, avec un lien vers le programme.

Notez que les horaires indiqués dans le programme sont ceux d’un fuseau horaire des États-Unis : heure de Chicago ou de la Nouvelle-Orléans.


Dear Haskins Members and Friends,

We are delighted to present our program for the Haskins Society’s Annual Conference which we will hold virtually on 31 October and November 1. To accommodate multiple time zones, we will begin each day’s sessions at 9 am Central Time (US) and conclude by 2:30 pm; there will be a virtual social hour on Saturday afternoon/evening.

We are very pleased to welcome as our featured speakers Dr. Carl Watkins, Reader in British History, Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis, Professor of Practice in Manuscript Studies at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science and also the Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America. An exciting series of traditional panels and a flash/new research session, together with several lunchtime workshops, round out the program. The full program may be found here (in pdf).

We will be hosting the conference using Zoom, and so please install this application or update your version prior to the conference. To all registered participants we will share the login information for all sessions during the week prior to the conference

The conference is free to all participants this year but we do require registration using this google form.

Our warm thanks to all who submitted paper proposals, to participants, and to you all for your flexibility as we pursue the scholarly exchange and collegiality for which the Society is so well known in this time of pandemic.

We hope that you can attend all or part of the conference, and please do not hesitate to contact Nick Paul or me if you have questions.

Wishing you all the best,

Bill North (President) & Nick Paul (VP for North America)


« Norman Connections » devient hybride

« Norman Connections »  devient hybride!

En raison de l’aggravation de l’épidémie de COVID-19 en Europe, les organisateurs du congrès « Norman Connections – Normannische Verflechtungen zwischen Skandinavien und dem Mittelmeer » (15.10.–17.10.2020) ont décidé de modifier l’événement en un événement hybride. Le congrès aura encore lieu in situ à Mannheim, Museum Weltkulturen D5 (Anna-Reiß-Saal), mais une partie des présentations seront données à distance (via Zoom). Ce changement permettra à chaque personne intéressée (après l’enregistrement obligatoire) de suivre le congrès en ligne et de participer à la discussion via un outil de messagerie instantané. L’enregistrement par courriel sera possible jusqu’au 12 octobre 2020 en utilisant l’adresse suivante:

Plus d’informations ici


“Norman Connections“  is now going hybrid!

Because of the new escalation of the Covid-19-epidemic in Europe, the organisers of the international Congress “Norman Connections – Normannische Verflechtungen zwischen Skandinavien und dem Mittelmeer” (15.10.–17.10.2020) have decided to change the event into a hybrid event. There will be still a congress held in situ in Mannheim, Museum Weltkulturen D5 (Anna-Reiß-Saal), but some of the presentations will be given remotely (via Zoom). This change will allow any interested person (after registration, which is obligatory) to follow the congress online and participate in the discussion via the chat tool. Registration is possible up to the 12th of October 2020 using the following address:

More informations here

L’exposition « Die Normannen », Mannheim, 18/09/2022-26/02/2023

Les Normands. Un projet d’exposition franco-allemand

L’histoire des Normands continue d’étonner et de surprendre jusqu’à nos jours : partis comme des guerriers très mobiles, mercenaires ou membres d’une petite aristocratie les Normands sont devenus de puissants princes et des dirigeants qui ont laissé leurs traces dans toute l’Europe et au-delà. Leur histoire est une histoire d’interdépendance, qui a influencé de manière durable le développement culturel et politique de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée.

Pour la première fois d’une manière aussi complète, le REM (Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen) et ses partenaires consacreront un projet d’exposition passionnant sous l’égide germano-française aux «hommes du Nord». Dans une présentation d’environ 300 pièces exceptionnelles provenant de plus de 10 pays, l’exposition raconte une histoire aux multiples facettes et relie différents fils très fascinants d’une histoire couvrant une période allant du huitième au treizième siècles. Les œuvres d’art précieuses rencontrent d’autres trésors, armes et manuscrits provenant de l’Europe du Nord, de l’Est et de l’Ouest ainsi que de la Méditerranée. Ces expositions sont complétées par les dernières reconstructions numériques qui offrent des moyens innovants d’afficher et de transférer les connaissances.

L’exposition est développée et présentée en collaboration avec la Réunion des Musées Métropolitains de Rouen et en lien avec un co-projet réalisé par le Musée de Normandie à Caen.

Le site de l’exposition à venir est accessible ici

Haskins Society Virtual Conference

 Call for Papers

Haskins Society Virtual Conference

31 October – 1 November 1, 2020

Because of the extreme uncertainty and significant travel restrictions resulting from Covid-19, the Council of the Haskins Society decided to host this year’s annual conference online. This new format has led us to concentrate the conference on two days rather than our usual three, and to host conference activities in a narrower range of time during each day so that members in a variety of different time zones may participate. While we will miss the opportunities to meet and discuss in person, we are also excited to explore the possibilities of this online context. We look forward to the intellectual exchange and opportunities to meet and support young scholars.

The Haskins Society invites proposals for presentations on any topic related to the history and cultures of peoples in northwest Europe in the early and central middle ages, and their encounters with societies in the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the larger medieval world. The Society has a longstanding tradition of encouraging interdisciplinary exchange, and so papers from all disciplines are encouraged.

We welcome submissions of two kinds:

 15 minute papers to be presented in a traditional panel format. We will also consider submissions of complete panels (usually 3 papers and a chair);

 5-minute flash presentations concerning new research questions and projects. In this forum the focus will be on maximizing feedback, discussion, and scholarly connections.


In addition to these sessions, the Society is pleased to announce that our meeting will feature:

 A plenary address by Carl Watkins (University of Cambridge)

 A workshop on medieval manuscripts led by Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America)

 Professional development events

 An opportunity to connect with Haskins members and friends around the world

For all presentations, please submit a 250 word abstract and c.v. to and indicate whether your submission is for a 15-minute paper or for a 5-minute new research presentation. If you are proposing a full panel, please include these materials with a coversheet indicating the title of the panel, participants, and a brief rationale for its composition.

The deadline for all submissions is Monday, August 25, 2020.


The Denis Bethell Prize 2020

(COVID-19 edition)

The Haskins Society is delighted to announce the continuation of the Bethell Prize this year despite the interruptions to our conference schedule due to the COVID 19 crisis. Our eligibility guidelines have changed to reflect this year’s challenges. The prize is US $500 (or the sterling equivalent) and publication of a revised version of the winning paper in the Haskins Society Journal for the year when the paper was presented. (Following standard academic practice, the editors of the HSJ may request that the author make further revisions prior to publication.)

All conference papers submitted and accepted by early career scholars (graduate students or non-tenured faculty), who are Haskins Society members, at any session sponsored by the Society during the 12 months of the membership calendar year are eligible – even if those conference papers could not be given because of the COVID crisis.

Besides the Haskins Society Conference itself, accepted papers for Haskins-sponsored sessions at the American Historical Association conference, the annual conference of the Medieval Academy of America, the annual International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, and the annual International Medieval Conference at Leeds are also eligible venues. The author of the paper must be a member of the Haskins Society. (Prospective presenters may consult the Society’s treasurer about membership; note that the Society has a special student rate.)

Please contact Laura Gathagan, the Bethell Prize Coordinator, for details. (


Website of the Haskins Society

Battle Conference 2020

The Battle Conference for Anglo-Norman Studies 2020: a virtual ‘workshop’: Friday July 24th 2020 – hold the date!

It was a great shame that the 2020 Battle Conference, due to be hosted at the magnificent John Rylands Library at Manchester, had to be cancelled due to Covid 19. Initially, the Allen Brown Memorial Trust decided against attempting to hold the conference virtually, but in the last couple of months, the scholarly community has got used to virtual events, in the absence of any other, and we have decided to hold a slimmed-down virtual Battle 2020 after all. The Trust is very grateful to Dr Charles Insley of Manchester University who has offered to host it on the Manchester University platform. Virtual Battle 2020 will take place on the afternoon of Friday 24th July, between 3pm and 6pm British Summer Time. Some of the original speakers will not be able to take part, but we are delighted that seven of them will be able to, and have agreed to present very condensed versions of their original papers in a sort of virtual workshop.

Programme (final details to be confirmed):

3pm. Brief welcome: Professor Emeritus Lindy Grant, Chair Allen Brown Memorial Trust.

Followed by three 15 minute papers and a short discussion:

Prof. Rick Barton (University of North Carolina), ‘Distraint, Interdict, and the Inquest: Competing Lordships in Early Thirteenth-Century Le Mans’

Dr Gabriele Passabi (Cambridge: Proxime Accessit of the Marjorie Chibnall Essay Prize) ‘Fitting the missing tile’: universal chronicle-writing and the construction of the Galfridian past in the Continuatio Ursicampina

Dr Max Lieberman (University of Zurich), ‘Knightings in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries: a new approach’

4pm Virtual tea-break

4.30: Chair: Professor Stephen Church, Director, Battle Conference

Four 15 minute papers followed by discussion: to finish at 6pm:

Dr Gareth Williams, (The Christine Mahaney Memorial Lecture) ‘The coinage of Harold II in the light of the Chew Valley hoard’

Dr Hannah Boston (Winner of the Marjorie Chibnall Essay Prize): ‘Change and continuity: multiple lordship in post-Conquest England’

Dr Charlie Insley (University of Manchester), ‘Between the Ribble and the Mersey: Lancashire before Lancashire and the Irish Sea World’

Prof. Laura Gathagan (SUNY Cortland), ‘Audi Israel: Pentecost, apostolic authority and the royal inauguration of Mathilda of Flanders’

Registration will be free, and will be through the University of Manchester website. We look forward to welcoming you to this virtual event, which will, we hope, provide intellectual stimulation and virtual collegiality in this time of plague, and will act as an appetiser for the 43rd volume of Anglo-Norman Studies which will appear in time for the next – and actual – Battle Conference.

Access to the website and register

Colloque « Norman Connections »- Mannheim 15-17 octobre 2020

Tagung/conference “Norman Connections – Normannische Verflechtungen zwischen Skandinavien und dem Mittelmeer“


15.-17. Oktober 2020

Veranstaltungsort: Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim, Florian-Waldeck-Saal

La dynamique de l’interconnectivité médiévale peut être particulièrement bien observée en étudiant les Normands, qui se caractérisaient par une mobilité et une adaptabilité élevées. La diversité historique et culturelle de l’histoire normande, liée aux questions d’identité et d’appartenance, et sujette à des changements constants, fait des Normands un sujet particulièrement pertinent sur ces questions. Cette conférence vise à apporter un éclairage nouveau sur l’interaction entre la mobilité physique, les échanges culturels et l’intégration sociale.

Cette rencontre  prépare également le terrain pour une grande exposition qui sera présentée au Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim (18.09.2022 – 26.02.2023) ainsi qu’à Rouen et Caen (printemps – automne 2023) sur «Les Normands ».

Die Vernetzungsdynamiken des europäischen Mittelalters lassen sich besonders gut an den Normannen verfolgen. Ihre kulturelle Vielfalt und Adaptionsfähigkeit, die in Beziehung zu Identitätsfragen und geographischer Verortung stand und ständigem Wandel unterworfen waren, verleihen ihrer Erforschung besondere Relevanz. Das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen physischer Mobilität, kultureller Verflechtung und sozialer Integration neu zu beleuchten, ist das Ziel dieser Tagung, die zugleich der Vorbereitung einer großen Sonderausstellung an den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim (18.09.2022 – 26.02.2023) sowie in Rouen und Caen (Frühjahr – Herbst 2023) dient: „Die Normannen“.

The dynamics of medieval interconnectedness can be observed particularly well by studying the Normans, who were characterised by high mobility and adaptability. The historical and cultural diversity of Norman history, which relates to questions of identity and belonging and was subject to constant change, make the Normans a topic of particular relevance. This conference aims at shedding new light on the interplay between physical mobility, cultural exchange and social integration.

At the same time, it prepares the ground for a major exhibition that will be presented in the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim (18.09.2022 – 26.02.2023) as well as in Rouen and Caen (Spring – Autumn 2023): “The Normans”.

DONNERSTAG, 15. Oktober 2020 13:30 Eröffnung / opening

13:30-14:15: Alfried Wieczorek (Mannheim): Grußwort, Nikolas Jaspert (Heidelberg): Einführung

14:15-14:45: Viola Skiba (Mannheim), Eröffnungsvortrag: Das Ausstellungsprojekt Die Normannen. Eine Geschichte von Mobilität, Eroberung und Innovation

Sektion I: Jenseits der Ostsee: von Nordmännern zu Normannen und Warägern

Sektionsleitung/Chair: Michail A. Bojcov (Moskau)

14:45-15:30: Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson (Uppsala), Farmer, trader, raider, ruler: society and people of the eastern Viking World

15:30-16:00: Kaffeepause / Coffee break

16:00-16:45: Christian Lübke (Leipzig), Mobilität und Kontinuität: Die Rus’-Waräger und die Entstehung der Kiever Rus’

16:45-17:30: Georgios Theotokis (Istanbul), The operational role of the Varangians in the Byzantine Empire

18:00: Öffentlicher Abendvortrag/Public lecture – Museum Weltkulturen D5 / Anna-Reiß-Saal

 Simek (Bonn), Von Wikingern zu Normannen

FREITAG, 16. Oktober 2020

Sektion II: Normannische Herrschaft im Nordseeraum

Sektionsleitung/Chair: Pierre Bauduin (Caen)

09:00-09:45: Jean-Marie Levesque / Benedicte Guillot (Caen), Fondation dynastique et résidence princière au coeur de l’Empire normand : le château de Caen, nouvelles découvertes, nouveaux questionnements

09:45-10:30: Michael Lewis (London/Reading), The Bayeux Tapestry as a source for understanding the Norman Conquest of England in 1066

10:30-11:00: Kaffeepause / Coffee break

11:00-11:45: Stephen Baxter (Oxford), The Domesday Survey: Mobility and Innovation in Early Conquered England

11:45-12:30: Elisabeth van Houts (Cambridge), Elite women, power and rulership in Normandy and England c.1000-c.1150

12:30-14:30: Mittagspause / lunch break

Sektion III: Die Etablierung einer mediterranen Herrschaft: Süditalien und Sizilien

Sektionsleitung/Chair: Ruggero Longo (Rom/Palermo)

14:30- 15:15: Rosa Fiorillo (Salerno), The Normans in South Italy. The contribution of archaeology

15:15-16:00: Amalia Galdi (Salerno), Le unioni matrimoniali come strategia d’integrazione normanna

16:00-16:30: Kaffeepause / Coffee break

16:30-17:15: Theresa Jäckh (Konstanz), Transculturality revisited: coexistence and conflict in Norman Sicily

17:15-18:00: Giovanni Travagliato (Palermo), Odo di Bayeux tra Normandia, Inghilterra e Palermo. Nuove considerazioni sulla sua sepoltura

18:00-18:45: Alheydis Plassmann (Bonn), Shifting identities. The Normans and the perception of the Norman gens

18:45-19:30: Ruggero Longo / Francesca Anzelmo (Rom), Impulsvortrag/ impulse lecture, Reviewing Art in Norman Sicily. From Creation to Communication

SAMSTAG, 17. Oktober 2020

Sektion IV: Das Mittelmeer als normannischer Aktionsraum

Sektionsleitung/Chair: Jeremy Johns (Oxford)

09:00-09:45: Annliese Nef (Paris), The imperiality of Norman Sicily and its Islamic dimension

09:45-10:30: Lamia Hadda (Florenz), Architetture di tradizione fatimide e ziride nella Sicilia normanna (X-XII secolo)

10:30-11:00: Kaffeepause / Coffee break

11:00-11:45: Wolf Zöller (Heidelberg), St. Michael, St. Peter and the Holy Sepulchre. A Socio-Religious Approach to Norman Presence in the Eastern Mediterranean, ca. 1000-1300

11:45:12:30: Lucas Villegas-Aristizábal (Hailsham), Norman Holy Warriors and Settlers in the North-Eastern Frontier of the Iberian Peninsula (1087-1130)

12:30-13:00: Bernd Schneidmüller (Heidelberg): Schlussworte und Abschlussdiskussion



Museum Zeughaus C5

68159 Mannheim

Infobüro: +49(0)621-293.3150

Fax: +49(0)621-293.2138

Due to the restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the number of participants is limited and participation is only possible after prior registration.

Please send your  registration until September 30, 2020 to the following address:

To see the flyer of the conference click here

Aux Marges du monde normand (LEEDS 2020)


New Frontiers in Norman Scholarship

Leeds International Medieval

Congress – 7th July 2020


Org. : Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies, Haskins Society; University of St Andrews (Institute of Mediaeval studies)


 Throughout the eleventh and twelfth centuries the Normans – ‘that most unbridled People’ – spread across Europe and the Mediterranean as conquerors, settlers, cru­saders, and pilgrims. Borders, be they geographical, intellectual, diplomatic, legal, spiritual, or temporal, provide an especially arresting way of examining Norman activities and the lands in which they dwelt. It is the intention of this strand to consid­er these borders – creations, disruptions, and developments, and their roles, signifi­cance, and influence – to gain new-found insight into the Normans and their World.


 Session 539 – I. Borders within the Norman World – 09.00-10.30

Organiser: Callum Jamieson (University of Glasgow/St Andrews)

Chair: Dr Leonie Hicks (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Áron Kecskés (University of St Andrews/Università degli Studi di Siena) Lordships on the Frontier in Mainland Norman Italy

Callum Jamieson (University of Glasgow/St Andrews) The Legation of John of Crema: The Transgression of Episcopal Borders?

Prof. Stephen Church (University of East Anglia) Anjou and its neighbours, 1189-1204


 Session 639 – II. Crossing the borders of the Norman World – 11.15-12.45

Organiser: Dan Armstrong (University of St Andrews)

Chair: Dr Charlie Rozier (University of Durham)

Prof. David Bates (University of East Anglia) The Bayeux Tapestry and the Heartlands and Borders

Dan Armstrong (University of St Andrews) The Papacy, Lanfranc, and Ireland: The Core, the Semi- Periphery, and the Periphery

Maria Vezzoni (Università degli Studi di Torino) Alexander II and the Normans: The Borders of Universalis Ecclesia


 Session 739 – III. Legal borders, law and iura in the Norman World – 14.15-15.45

Organiser: David De Concilio (University of St Andrews/ Università degli Studi Roma Tre)

Chair: Dr. Emily Winkler (St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)

Dr Marta Cerrito (Università degli studi di Palermo) Plurality of iura and peculiar contractual conditions in Sicily during the Norman period

David De Concilio (University of St Andrews/Università degli Studi Roma Tre) Breaking historiographical boundaries: The Anglo- Norman role in the development of the European legal culture

Ignazio Alessi (École des hautes études en Sciences Sociales Paris/Università degli studi di Palermo) Temporal and Spiritual power in Norman Sicily: An Unreal Border?


 Session 839 – IV. Spatial and temporal boundaries in Norman Sicily – 16.30-18.00

Organiser: Áron Kecskés (University of St Andrews/ Università degli Studi di Siena)

Chair: Dr Andrew Buck (University College Dublin)

John Aspinwall (University of Lancaster) The world of yesterday? Surveying the Norman conquests in 12th-century Sicily

Nicole Mölk (Universität Innsbruck) Island without Borders? – Historical and Archaeological evidence for Norman demarcation practices in Western Sicily: the case of Jāṭū and the Belice Valley

Dr Mark Hagger (University of Bangor) – Strand Respondent

Gens Normannorum – understanding Norman identity through material culture

Gens Normannorum – understanding Norman identity through material culture

Call for papers : EEA 2020, Budapest 26-30 August 2020.

Organisers : Michael Lewis, Alessandra Molinari, Viola Skiba

‘Norse-men’ in origin, the Normans are well known for their exploits abroad (outside France), conquering England, Sicily and parts of Italy, and establishing themselves elsewhere also. Likewise, their material culture is well known being diverse, seemingly embracing – even assimilating – with that of those whom they came into contact with. Henceforth the Normans in England display (on the surface at least) a different ‘cultural signal’ to those that settled in Italy or Sicily for example. So, what extent can we speak of a gens normannorum through the material culture of the Normans across the places in which they lived?    

We invite people to consider Norman identify through material culture in its widest sense, from the relationship of the objects they used to those of the cultures around them, to whether or not it is possible to associate material culture with the Normans specifically. This session is being proposed as part of thinking towards a British Museum exhibition on the Normans, and therefore it is hoped will bring to light new thoughts and ideas that can help interpret objects that might be presented for public display.

Contacts :



Maîtriser le temps et façonner l’histoire

Les historiens normands aux époques médiévale et moderne

Colloque de Cerisy-la-Salle, 25-29 septembre 2019



MATINEE (Cerisy-la-Salle)

Stéphane LECOUTEUX et Fabien PAQUET : Introduction

séquence 1 – l’historien et le temps

Charlie ROZIER (University of Durham) : « Maîtriser le temps dans l’Historia ecclesiastica d’Orderic Vital »

Laura VANGONE (Université́ de Caen Normandie/CRAHAM/IRHT) : « Les locutions de temps dans l’hagiographie normande »

Edoardo D’ANGELO (Università degli studi Suor Orsola Benincasa di Napoli) : « Une variante rédactionnelle dans le Chronicon Beneventanum de Falcon de Bénévent »

APRES-MIDI (Cerisy-la-Salle)

séquence 2 – écrire et traduire : la part de l’auteur

Pierre BOUET (Université́ de Caen Normandie/OUEN) : « Les marques de subjectivité́ dans l’Historia Normannorum de Dudon de Saint-Quentin »

Antonio TAGLIENTE (Università degli studi di Salerno) : « La ‘destruction de la seignorie de li Longobart’. Écriture, exégèse et traduction de l’Ystoire de li Normant, entre princes, saints et ‘faux prophètes’ »

Françoise LAURENT (Université́ de Clermont Auvergne/CELIS) : « ‘Ce qu’en l’estoire truis e vei / N’i vuil laisser ne oublier’. La conquête de la Sicile dans la version de l’Histoire des ducs de Normandie de Benoît de Sainte-Maure »

Visite du château de Cerisy


MATINEE (Cerisy-la-Salle)

séquence 3 – histoire et politique, entre France et Angleterre

Marie-Céline ISAÏA (Université́ Jean-Moulin Lyon 3/CIHAM) : « Méthodes documentaires, représentations du temps et projet historiographique des hagiographes normands (XIe-XIIIe siècles) »

Laura CLEAVER (Trinity College Dublin) : « Eton College ms. 96 and the shaping of history »

Lydwine SCORDIA (Université́ de Rouen/GRHIS) : « Maîtriser le temps pour un jeune prince : le Rosier des guerres de Pierre Choinet, commandé par Louis XI pour le futur Charles VII »

Anne CURRY (University of Southampton) : « Une chronique écrite par des soldats : College of arms ms M9 et la guerre de Cent Ans en Normandie au XVe siècle »

APRES-MIDI (Avranches)

séquence 4 – l’historien face aux textes : critique et recherche du vrai

Thomas ROCHE (Archives départementales de l’Eure) : « Les naissances de la diplomatique en Normandie (XVIIIe-XIXe siècles)

Françoise VIEILLIARD (École nationale des chartes) et Christophe MANEUVRIER (Université́ Caen Normandie/CRAHAM/OUEN) : « Faut-il vraiment considérer la « Briev estoire del navigaige mounsire Jehan Prunaut » en Afrique comme une forgerie du XIXe siècle ? »

Visite du Scriptorial d’Avranches (Exposition temporaire « Façonner l’histoire de la Normandie. Manuscrits et chartes du Moyen Âge »)

SAMEDI 28 SEPTEMBRE (Cerisy-la-Salle)

MATINEE (Cerisy-la-Salle)

séquence 5 – écrire l’histoire en milieu monastique et clérical (1)

Lucile TRAN-DUC (Université́ de Caen Normandie/CRAHAM) : « Une entreprise mémorielle dans l’abbaye de Fontenelle au XIe siècle : l’œuvre du moine Guillaume »

Emily WINCKLER (University of Oxford) : « Wace, the Anglo-Norman Past, and the History of Human Experience »

Benjamin POHL (University of Bristol) : « The memory of Robert of Torigni from the Middle Ages to the present day »

Isabelle GUYOT-BACHY (Université́ de Nancy Lorraine/CRULH) : « Autour de la chronique universelle de l’anonyme de Caen »

APRES-MIDI (Cerisy-la-Salle)

séquence 6 – écrire l’histoire en milieu monastique et clérical (2 : le cas cistercien)

Richard ALLEN (University of Oxford) : « Écrire l’histoire dans la Normandie cistercienne (XIIe-XIIIe siècle) : premier aperçu »

Olivia BURGARD (Université́ de Strasbourg) : « La chronique de l’abbaye cistercienne de Mortemer (XIIe siècle) »

Mario LOFFREDO (Università degli studi di Salerno) : « Et cum prius fuisset ferus et crudelis… Les Normands et Roger II dans une chronique monastique de l’âge souabe »

DIMANCHE 29 SEPTEMBRE (Cerisy-la-Salle)

MATIN (Cerisy-la-Salle)

séquence 7 – des écoles historiques ?

Luigi RUSSO (Université́ européenne de Rome/CESN/OUEN) : « Les difficultés de l’historien : panorama historiographique de l’Orient normand (XIIe siècle) »

Amalia GALDI (Univesità degli studi di Salerno) : « Les Normands et l’historiographie urbaine : le Chronicon de Falcon Beneventanus »

Pierre COURROUX (University of Southampton) : « La topique des batailles chez les chroniqueurs normands du XIIe siècle »

Véronique GAZEAU (Université́ de Caen Normandie) : Conclusions

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Call for papers: Vikings in the Mediterranean

Call for papers: Vikings in the Mediterranean

The “Viking Age,” roughly 750-1050 CE/AD, is usually associated with the raids or wholesale movement of people from Scandinavia along the coasts of western and Atlantic Europe. Few non-specialists associate the same Norse populations with eastern Europe (the Rus), although they have had a comparably significant role in the political history of that part of the world. Fewer still, however, are aware of the robust Norse presence in the Mediterranean. Individually or in groups, Scandinavians were raiders, mercenaries, merchants, and—in some cases—settlers in the lands surrounding the “Middle Sea” (Miðjarðarhav). Many traces of this presence and the ensuing interaction remain to this day, seen in the material culture and the flow of objects between southern and northern Europe. Moreover, these traces are also visible in historical accounts, linguistics, iconography, and to some extent even in the social changes within the communities that took part in this exchange. This body of evidence has not gone unnoticed by scholars interested in this period and it has been addressed to some extent in the past. Nevertheless, this field of research has not hitherto seen a focused discussion within the framework of a dedicated scientific meeting, which could be of benefit to all concerned.

The international conference “Vikings in the Mediterranean,” co-organized by the Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish Institutes at Athens in the year of the Norwegian Institute’s 30th anniversary, aims to change that by bringing together scholars from various disciplines interested in the varied ways that the Norse have shaped the historical events of the medieval Mediterranean, and vice versa. In addition, our goal is to provide a meeting opportunity for scholarly communities that do not usually have open lines of communication, e.g. between colleagues working in the Mediterranean and those in Scandinavia. Finally, we hope that this conference will result in the publication of a comprehensive proceedings volume, which will address this topic in all its multifaceted aspects.

We welcome contributions on any aspect of Norse-Mediterranean relationship and invite scholars representing various scientific disciplines that can contribute to this discussion. We would, however, particularly like to see contributions related to the following overarching topics:

  • Archaeological, literary, and iconographic evidence for Viking presence in the Mediterranean
  • Mediterranean influences on early urbanization processes in Scandinavia
  • Norse society and culture before and after the contacts with the Mediterranean
  • Gender roles in northern and southern Europe during the Viking Age

Application deadline: MARCH 30, 2019

Conference dates: 28-30 November 2019

Conference location: Athens, Greece (venue to be determined)

Conference language: English

Conference format: 20 minute presentations followed by 10 minute discussion (max. 30 min).

How to apply:

To apply please send an email to the conference email address including the following information:

(1) title of your paper,

(2) names of all (co-)authors, specifying the corresponding author and their email address

(3) academic or professional affiliations of all (co-)authors, and

(4) abstract of maximum 300 words.

All information must be sent in English.

Upon the receipt of all applications, the Scientific Committee will select papers to be included in the conference, based on their scholarly merit and relevance. The Organizing and Scientific Committees will also assign papers to specific sessions.


Organizing Committee:

Žarko Tankosić, Norwegian Institute at Athens
Jenny Wallensten, Swedish Institute at Athens
Kristina Winther-Jacobsen, Danish Institute at Athens

Scientific Committee:

Marianne Hem Eriksen, University of Cambridge
Charlotte Hedenstierna-Johnson, University of Uppsala
Frode Iversen, University of Oslo (KHM)
Carsten Jahnke, University of Copenhagen-Saxo Institute
Neil Price, University of Uppsala
Søren Michael Sindbæk, Aarhus University

Bâtir un État « normand » aux XIe-XIIe siècles. De la guerre à la paix

Vendredi 1er mars 2019
Université de Caen Normandie
Campus 1
MRSH, SH 028 | Auditorium du Château de Caen

Le passage de la conquête à la construction politique, en Normandie, dans l’Angleterre post-Hastings, et dans l’Italie méridionale et la Sicile du XIe siècle, ne saurait plus être conçu de manière binaire comme un processus en deux temps exclusifs l’un de l’autre, faisant se succéder la guerre à la paix. Cette journée propose, par le biais d’une approche comparatiste classique, d’examiner les modalités dûment contextualisées et historicisées du passage de la conquête à la construction étatique. Au-delà d’une synthèse comparatiste des cas, il s’agit d’explorer différents types connus de dynamiques politiques (empires anciens, empires coloniaux) sans se priver d’outils épistémologiques issus de réflexions contemporaines sur la logique étatique permettant de comprendre, entre autres, la mise en œuvre du gouvernement des populations conquises ainsi que les logiques juridiques (ex. légitimation de la conquête), socio- politiques (y compris d’intégration et d’identité), religieuses et culturelles qui sont à l’œuvre dans les processus de construction étatique post-conquête.

Illustration : Revers et avers du sceau de Guillaume le Conquérant. Léchaudé d’Anisy, Recueil de sceaux normands et anglo-normands, Caen 1834. Lithographie de Théodore Chalopin.


Pierre BAUDUIN (Unicaen, Craham), Annick PETERS-CUSTOT (Université de Nantes, Centre de recherches en histoire internationale et atlantique), Présentation de la journée

Judith GREEN, (University of Edinburgh), Power and statebuilding in the Anglo-Norman world : an Overview

Annliese NEF (Université Paris 1, Orient & Méditerranée), Conquête et naissance d’un monde social nouveau : vertus et limites du comparatisme

Guilhem DORANDEU (Université Paris 1, Lamop), De la conquête à la royauté : la construction du discours sigillaire et diplomatique des souverains de Sicile



Riccardo BERARDI (Istituto storico germanico di Roma) La féodalité et la seigneurie dans le comté normand de Calabre : une institution politique pour bâtir la paix ?

Élodie PAPIN (Université d’Angers, Temos), La construction d’une domination politique, culturelle et sociale dans les actes de seigneurs de la marche galloise au XIIe siècle

Sergio FERDINANDI (ISMEO – Associazione internazionale di Studi sul Mediterraneo e l’Oriente), La principauté normande d’Antioche (1098-1130). Frontières et organisation militaire

Discussion, pause

Table ronde conclusive



David BATES (University of East Anglia), Qui était Guillaume ? Une biographie de Guillaume le Conquérant pour notre temps
Conférence publique donnée à l’occasion de la parution de la traduction française de l’ouvrage de David Bates sur Guillaume le Conquérant.

Responsables : Pierre Bauduin (Centre Michel de Boüard-Craham), Annick Peters-Custot (Université de Nantes, Crhia). Renseignements : +33 (0)2 31 56 57 25 / 59 17

Cette manifestation s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’axe « Une mondialisation médiévale : les Normands (IXe-XVe siècle) », du projet Normonde (dir. Jean-François Klein, Université du Havre), financé par la Région Normandie.

Restitution conclusive du projet Vexicaen

Séminaire Érudition et numérique

vendredi 18 janvier 2019
Université de Caen Normandie
Campus 1
Amphithéâtre de la MRSH

Le projet Vexicaen (Valorisation, EXploration et Indexation de Corpus des ActEs Normands) a été développé au Craham en 2017-2018 dans le prolongement de l’ANR Charcis et de l’Équipex Biblissima.
Les travaux ont porté sur la base Scripta (incrémentation d’actes cisterciens, nettoyage de la base, ajout d’images numériques) dont une nouvelle version sera disponible, sur les actes épiscopaux (actes des évêques d’Évreux édités sous E-cartae, actes d’Hugues d’Amiens, archevêque de Rouen…), sur la méthodologie de l’ou- til numérique d’indexation Thesauri et la création de notices de noms de lieux et de personnes dans cet outil. Dans le cadre du séminaire numérique, il s’agira de faire un bilan de l’action entreprise.
Ce projet est cofinancé par l’Union européenne, la région Nor- mandie dans le cadre du programme opérationnel FEDER / FSE
2014-2020 et l’État.


Pierre BAUDUIN (Unicaen, Craham), Contexte et bilan global du projet Vexicaen

Thierry BUQUET (CNRS, Craham), État des travaux sur la nouvelle version de Scripta et les nouvelles fonctionnalités projetées

Marie BISSON (Unicaen, MRSH, Pôle document numérique,
Craham), Tamiko FOURNIER-FUJIMOTO (Unicaen, Craham),
La méthodologie des thesauri et son application : quelques exemples

Grégory COMBALBERT (Unicaen, Craham), L’édition numérique des actes des évêques d’Évreux et ses perspectives

Véronique GAZEAU (Unicaen, Craham), Les actes d’Hugues
d’Amiens, archevêque de Rouen : un état des recherches en cours

Organisation : Pierre Bauduin
Centre Michel de Boüard-Craham, UMR 6273
Tél. : +33 (0)2 31 56 57 25 / 59 17

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Illustration : Charte de Roger II de Montgommery pour l’abbaye de Jumièges souscrite par le duc Guillaume le Bâtard (1043-1048). AD 76, fonds de l’abbaye Saint-Pierre de Jumièges, 9H30.

Archaeologies of the Norman Conquest

Archaeologies of the Norman Conquest is a new research network examining the cultural, social, and political implications of the Norman Conquest through an explicit focus on archaeology and material culture. Its chief aims are to highlight the new insights and nuanced interpretations that archaeology can bring to this fundamental turning point in British history, and to articulate an inclusive research framework for the 11th and 12th centuries that brings together the scientific, humanistic, academic, professional, and public engagement arms of archaeology. It seeks to raise both academic and public awareness of the important role archaeology has to play in understanding this cultural touchstone.

This network is based around a series of three workshops, focusing on the themes of interpretative agendas, methodologies, and heritage and public impacts. Current research is beginning demonstrate that not only is the Norman Conquest visible in the archaeological record at a wide range of social levels and in many aspects of life, but also that if the right questions are asked of the data, the conclusions we can draw from the archaeology often contradict or add considerable nuance to the story of the Conquest told in the documentary record. By providing a forum for the presentation of innovative scholarship and the discussion of new questions, agendas, and research directions, the network will contribute to re-evaluating the long-standing narratives of the Conquest, its process, and its aftermath.

This project is funded by an AHRC Research Networking grant, led by the universities of York and Nottingham, with partnership from Norwich Castle Museum.