Ninth Bangor Colloquium on Medieval Wales Programme

Friday, 19 October

The J.E. Lloyd Lecture

Prof. Nancy Edwards (Bangor)
‘Time and Memory in Early Medieval Wales’

18:30, Main Arts Lecture Theatre

Drinks reception to follow in Cledwyn Room 3 (Terrace Conference Room 3)

Saturday, 20 October

All papers on Saturday and Sunday will be delivered in the The Sir Ifor Williams Room (Lecture Room 4), New Arts Building.
Lunch and Tea/Coffee will be served in Powis Hall.

08:45–09:15 Registration and tea/coffee – Main Arts Foyer and Powis Hall
09:20 Welcome

Keynote Lecture 1

Dr Charles Insley (Manchester)
‘From Llandaff to Liber A: Welsh charters and diplomatics in long perspective’

10:30–11:00 Tea/coffee

Session 1

Paper 1 – Dr Fiona Edmonds (Lancaster)
‘Wales and Brittany in the Viking Age: Contact, Confrontations and Comparisons’

Paper 2 – Dr Lindy Brady (University of Mississippi)
‘Gruffudd ap Cynan and heroic biography around the Irish Sea’

Paper 3 – Dr Euryn Rhys Roberts (Bangor)
‘Re-examining the Authorities for Early Welsh Topography’

13:00–14:00 Buffet Lunch

Session 2

Paper 4 – Jenny Bell (Bangor)
‘Llanilltud Fawr: Searching for the Truth behind the Monastic School of St Illtud’

Paper 5 – Dr Joshua Byron Smith (University of Arkansas)
‘Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Problem of Brittany’

Paper 6 – Dr Martin Crampin (Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth)
‘The Imaging of Saints in Medieval Wales’

16:00–16:30 Tea/coffee

Keynote Lecture 2

Prof. Ann Parry Owen (Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth)
Cain awen gan awel bylgaint – Canu Beirdd y Tywysogion i Gadfan, Tysilio a Dewi’
[Fine poetic inspiration brought by the dawn breeze: the Poets of the Princes’ poetry for saints Cadfan, Tysilio and David]

Simultaneous translation into English will be available for this Welsh-medium keynote lecture.

19:00 Conference dinner

Sunday, 21 October


Session 3

Paper 7 – Dr Melissa Julian-Jones (Cardiff)
‘Contextualising Conflict: Exploring Inter-Marcher warfare in the Welsh Marches c.1100-c.1272’

Paper 8 – Hugh Brodie (Oxford)
‘Punching above Gwynedd’s Weight: The Diplomatic Correspondence of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd between Montgomery and Aberconwy (1267-77)’

Paper 9 – Professor Ralph Griffiths (Swansea)
‘The lordship of Gower and the Wars of the Roses’

11:15–11:45 Tea/coffee

Keynote Lecture 3

Professor Tony Carr (Bangor)
‘Some thoughts on the wealth of the north Wales gentry in the later middle ages’

13:00 Colloquium close and Buffet Lunch