The Rood in Medieval Britain and Ireland, c.900-c.1500: Programme

Friday 2nd September

10:30 onwards Registration with Coffee

11:15 Welcome

11:30 – 12:50 Session 1

Dr Jane Hawkes (York)

Approaching the Anglo-Saxon Sculpted Stone Cross: Rood, Crucifix, Icon?

Heidi Stoner (York)

Viking Crucifixion: The Development of the Iconography of the Rood in the Insular World

12:50pm – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 -15:20 Session 2

Dr Meg Boulton (York)

The Place of the Cross: (re)assessing the Iconography and Significance of Two Late Saxon Roods

Dr Kate Thomas (York)

Praying Before the Cross in the Late Anglo-Saxon Church

15:20 –15:50 Afternoon Tea

15:50 – 17:10 Session 3

Sara Carreño López (Santiago de Compostela)

Stone Crosses in Public Spaces: Irish, British, and Galician Cases

Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton (University College Cork)

The Cross of Death and Life: Franciscan Ideologies in Late Medieval Ireland

17:10 – 17:30 Break

17:30 Keynote Lecture

Dr Julian Luxford (St Andrews)

Answering Crosses: The Rood and Relativity in Post-Conquest England

Followed by Drinks Reception


20:00 Conference Dinner for Speakers


Saturday 3rd September

10:00am – 11:20am Session 4

Dr John Munns (Magdalene College, Cambridge)

Matter and Imagination: Envisioning the Crucifixion in Twelfth Century England

Dr Philippa Turner (York)

The Rood in the Late Medieval English Cathedral: The Black Rood of Scotland Reassessed

11:20am – 11: 50am Coffee

11:50am – 1:10pm Session 5

Dr Lucy Wrapson (Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge)

Heralding the Rood: Material Hierarchies on Late Medieval English Rood Screens

Sara Cassell (University of East Anglia)

Framing the Rood: Fifteenth-Century Angel Roofs and the Rood in East Anglia

1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch

2:10pm – 3:30pm Session 6

Daniel Smith (University of Kent)

The Rood and the Doom: Interconnections between the Passion and the Last Judgement in Late Medieval Text and Image

Dr Hollie Morgan (University of Lincoln)

‘As I Lay Me Down to Sleep’: In Bed With Jesus in Late Medieval England

3:30pm – 4:15pm Roundtable Discussion