Symposium Announcement: Syon to Agincourt: 1415 and Beyond

Syon to Agincourt: 1415 and Beyond

Saturday, 25 April 2015, Graduate School, University of Hull, UK

This Marvell symposium is the third in an integrated series recently organized under the auspices of the Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Hull. The aim of these specialist symposia, ‘Majesty: Constructing Royal Authority in Early Modern England’ (December, 2012); ‘New Directions in Medieval and Early Modern Studies’ (November, 2013); and ‘Syon to Agincourt: 1415 and Beyond’ (April, 2015) is to investigate particular topics from multi-disciplinary and different chronological perspectives that both reflect and complement the research interests of the members of the Centre.

The present symposium is focused on a seminal year in English history that saw — inter alia — the foundation of Syon Abbey in England, the condemnation of John Wyclif at the Council of Constance as a heretic, and the victory of Henry V at Agincourt. Such events had momentous consequences for the historic, religious, political, and literary development of the country — consequences that reverberated throughout English history. In intermingled ways these three events do much to reflect the feuding forces at work in England — and Europe — from the beginning of the fifteenth century onwards. In concentrating on the competing agendas of religious controversialists, the quest for military supremacy, and the development of royal reputation, this symposium aims to explore the different ways in which the country was shaped by such events.

Registration: £30 full fee; £20 for postgraduates

Booking: Please send the attached booking form, with a cheque for the relevant amount made payable to ‘The University of Hull’, to Dr Veronica O’Mara, Department of English, The University of Hull, Hull HU6 7 RX

Deadline: 9 March 2015 – please email  V.M.OMara@hull.ac.uk regarding late registration

SYON TO AGINCOURT: 1415 AND BEYOND

Saturday, 25 April 2015, Graduate School, University of Hull

PROGRAM

9.45am–10am             Registration

10am– 11.30am   ORTHODOXY AND HETERODOXY

Chair: Veronica O’Mara, University of Hull

Bridget Morris, York, ‘The Foundation of Syon in a European Perspective’

Eyal Poleg, Queen Mary, University of London, ‘1415: Constance, Syon, and the Nadir of English Book Production’

Sue Powell, Salford/York/London, ‘“Beleve stedfastly as Holi Chirch techeth”:  John Mirk and the Festial’

11.30am–12pm            Coffee

12pm–1pm                WAR AND REPUTATION

Chair: Lesley Coote, University of Hull

Gwilym Dodd, University of Nottingham, ‘Agincourt: England’s Hollow Victory’

Karen Watts, Royal Armouries, Leeds, ‘Agincourt: France’s Failed Tournament’

1pm–1.45pm              Luncheon

1.45pm–3.45pm   AFTERMATH AND AFTERLIVES

Chair: Amanda Capern, University of Hull

Sarah Peverley, University of Liverpool, ‘This noble prynce, pierlesse of regyment: Henry V and Agincourt in Hardyng’s Chronicle’

David Bagchi, University of Hull, ‘ “O Constance, be strong upon my side!” Contesting the Council in the Reformation’

Veronica O’Mara, University of Hull, ‘Syon Returns to Europe’

Janet Clare, University of Hull, ‘ “Then call we this the field of Agincourt”: Elizabethan Memory and Commemoration’

3.45pm–4.15pm   Tea

4.15pm–4.45pm   GENERAL DISCUSSION

Chair: Elisabeth Salter, University of Hull

Syon to Agincourt: 1415 and Beyond

Saturday, 25 April 2015

 The Symposium takes place at the Graduate School, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX

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ACCOMMODATION (further information: www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com)

On campus University guest-houses (very limited availability so early booking is essential): 19–21 Salmon Grove, Hull, HU5 7RX (en-suite): single room: £39; double room (£61); twin room (£61); 3 Ferens Avenue, Hull HU6 7RX  (not en-suite): single room (£29); double room (£47; twin room (£47). Please book directly with the Accommodation Office on (01482) 466042 or visitorsaccom@hull.ac.uk

Mercure Royal Hotel Hull, 170 Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF (adjacent to the train and bus stations; nos 103, 105 come directly to the University; nos 15 and 115 stop at Cranbrook Avenue, a short walk from the main campus). Please book directly with the hotel on (01482) 325087 or via reservations@hotels-hull.co.uk; for the University rate (below) cite ‘Syon to Agincourt Symposium/O’Mara’: single room (£50); twin room (£82); double room, with single occupancy (£72); double room for two people (£82).

Please return your completed form, together with a cheque for the registration fee made payable to ‘The University of Hull’, by 9 March 2015, to Dr Veronica O’Mara, Department of English, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX.

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