LASS 2018: Anglo-Saxon London

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 14:00 - 18:30, Woburn Suite, Senate House

This year, our seventh, the theme is 'Anglo-Saxon London'. Drawing on literary, archaeological, and historical sources, we will consider how London was created both as a physical and conceptual place in Anglo-Saxon England. We will then enjoy performances based on readings from Old English poems by students from Royal Holloway, University of London. We will end with a wine reception.


2.00pm    Registration and tea/coffee

2.50pm    Welcome and Opening

3.00pm    Paper 1: John Clark (UCL, Museum of London), ‘“Built by the Skill of the Ancient Romans”: Anglo-Saxon Responses to Roman London’

                Paper 2: Sue Hirst (Museum of London Archaeology), ‘The Archaeology of Early and Middle Anglo-Saxon London’

                Paper 3: Andrew Reynolds (UCL), ‘The Emergence of London as a City in Anglo-Saxon England’

4.30pm    Tea/coffee Break

4.50pm    Paper 4: Richard North (UCL), 'King Cnut and the Garrison City of London'

                Paper 5: Michael Bintley (Canterbury), 'London and Other Cities in Anglo-Saxon Texts'

5.50pm    Student Performances

6.10pm    Closing Remarks and Wine Reception

  • £20 Standard rate
  • £10 Concessions rate (students / unwaged / retired)

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