Conference programme


Conference programme

Thursday 12 December, 4.30 pm (doors open 4 pm)

Convocation House, Bodleian Library, Oxford

Public lecture by David Howlett, Making the Dictionary (read more)

Friday 13 December

St Anne's College, Oxford

9 am Welcome

Session I: Medieval Latin in Britain

9.15 am – 12.45 pm

Mary Garrison (York), How the DMLBS rescued Alcuin as a scribe (read more)

Neil Wright (Cambridge), The twelfth-century renaissance in Anglo-Norman England: William of Malmesbury and Joseph of Exeter (read more)

Wendy Childs (Leeds), From chronicles to customs accounts: the uses of Latin in the long fourteenth century (read more)

Robert Swanson (Birmingham), Elephans in camera. Latin and Latinity in late medieval and early Tudor England (read more)

12.45 pm Lunch

Session II: British Medieval Latin — sources and genres

2 pm – 5.30 pm

Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute), Arabic in medieval British Latin scientific writings  (read more)

Paul Brand (Oxford), The Latin of the early English common law (read more)

Andy Orchard (Oxford), Anglo-Latin aenigmata and the Anglo-Saxon riddle tradition (read more)

Paul Russell (Cambridge), ‘Go and look in the Latin books’: Latin and the vernacular in medieval Wales (read more)

7pm Conference Dinner (for speakers and for delegates who have registered)

Saturday 14 December

St Anne's College, Oxford

Session III: Lexicography and linguistics

9.15 am – 12.45 pm

Laura Wright (Cambridge), On Medieval Latin/Anglo-Norman French/Middle English codeswitched writing (read more)

David Trotter (Aberystwyth), Why the AND likes the DMLBS (read more)

Richard Sharpe (Oxford), The language of government, official and unofficial, in the 11th and 12th centuries (read more)

Philip Durkin (OED) and Samantha Schad (OED), The DMLBS and the OED: medieval Latin and the lexicography of English (read more)

The conference concludes with lunch (from approx. 12.45 pm).

If there is interest it will be possible for small groups of delegates to visit the DMLBS project offices on Saturday afternoon. A visit to a college archive is also planned for Saturday afternoon. More information about these will be given during the conference.