2011 Conference Pack - Aberystwyth University

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					           PLANTAGENET BRITAIN & ITS NEIGHBOURS, 1180 – 1330
                   THIRTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND 13




                            Aberystwyth & Lampeter
                              5-8 September 2011

                                       Papers

Sophie Ambler (London), Royal Principality and Tyranny: Grosseteste's tract and its place
in the baronial reform movement
Joe Creamer (Seattle), In the Footsteps of Becket: Henry III and the Bishop-saints of
England
Harmonie Dewez (Paris), Modus audiendi from an 18 Henry III Winchester manorial
account for Taunton
Hugh Doherty (Oxford), The garrison of Rochester, October--November 1215
Rhun Emlyn (Aberystwyth), In Pursuit of Learning: Welsh Students in England
Lars Kjaer (Cambridge), The Royal Christmas in Thirteenth-Century England: Ritual
Communication in Texts and Practice
Olivier de Larboderie (Paris), Matthew Paris and the invention of visual abstracts of
English history
John Maddicott (Oxford), Politics and the People in Thirteenth-Century England
Julia Marvin (Notre Dame), The Prose Brut's Thirteenth Century
John McEwan (Aberystwyth), Alderman as a social category: seals and the development of the
collective identity of London’s governing elite in the thirteenth century
Olga Menendez (UEA), The Diplomatic Stasis Between England and Castile During the
Reign of Fernando III
Jörg Peltzer (Heidelberg), The higher aristocracy in England and Germany in the
thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
Phillipp Schofield (Aberystwyth), Sealed documents and manorial courts in the later
thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries
Robin Stacey (Seattle), Reading Law as Literature in Medieval Wales
Karen Stöber (Lleida), The social life of monks and canons in C13th England and Catalonia
Tom Underwood (Swansea), Local government in thirteenth-century Normandy: the
evidence of the Querimoniae Normannorum
Miriam Weiss (Trier), Matthew Paris and his Chronica maiora: strangeness in text and
illustration
                            PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME
Monday, 5 September

15:00       Registration & Tea: Council Chamber, Old College, Aberystwyth

16:00       Jörg Peltzer (Heidelberg), The higher aristocracy in England and
            Germany in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
16:45       Karen Stöber (Lleida), The social life of monks and canons in C13th
            England and Catalonia

17:30       Wine Reception

19:00       Dinner

Tuesday, 6 September

Council Chamber, Old College, Aberystwyth

9:00        John Maddicott (Oxford), Politics and the People in Thirteenth-Century
            England

10:00       Tea & Coffee

10:30       Hugh Doherty (Oxford), The garrison of Rochester, October--November
            1215

11:15       Sophie Ambler (London), Royal Principality and Tyranny:
            Grosseteste's tract and its place in the baronial reform movement

12:00       Lunch

14:00       Joe Creamer (Seattle), In the Footsteps of Becket: Henry III and the
            Bishop-saints of England
14:45       Lars Kjaer (Cambridge), The Royal Christmas in Thirteenth-Century
            England: Ritual Communication in Texts and Practice

15:30       Tea & Coffee

16:00       Robin Stacey (Seattle), Reading Law as Literature in Medieval Wales

17:00       Day concludes

19:00       Dinner
Wednesday, 7 September:

9:00        Departure for Lampeter (Meet by the bandstand on the seafront
            promenade, near the King's Hall Carvery and P. Diddy’s (!) kiosk)

10.30       Tea & Coffee

11:00       Rhun Emlyn (Aberystwyth), In Pursuit of Learning: Welsh Students
            in England
11:45       Olga Menendez (UEA), The Diplomatic Stasis Between England and
            Castile During the Reign of Fernando III

12:30       Lunch

14:00       Olivier de Larboderie (Paris), Matthew Paris and the invention of
            visual abstracts of English history
14:45       Miriam Weiss (Trier), Matthew Paris and his Chronica maiora:
            strangeness in text and illustration

15:30       Tea & Coffee and visit to Roderic Bowen Manuscript Library

17:00       Julia Marvin (Notre Dame), The Prose Brut's Thirteenth Century

18:00       Wine Reception
19:00       Dinner
21:00       Return to Aberystwyth (arrival c. 22:00)

Thursday, 8 September

9:00        Tom Underwood (Swansea), Local government in thirteenth-century
            Normandy: the evidence of the Querimoniae Normannorum
9:45        Harmonie Dewez (Paris), Modus audiendi from an 18 Henry III
            Winchester manorial account for Taunton

10:30       Tea & Coffee

11:00       Phillipp Schofield (Aberystwyth), Sealed documents and manorial courts
            in the later thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries
11:45       John McEwan (Aberystwyth), Alderman as a social category: seals and
            the development of the collective identity of London’s governing elite in
            the thirteenth century

12:30       Lunch

13:30       Trip to Strata Florida (expected return in time for 17:20 train)
                                   THIRTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND 14
                                 BRITAIN & ITS NEIGHBOURS, 1180-1330

                                          ABERYSTWYTH & LAMPETER
                                            5-8 SEPTEMBER 2011

                                                  BOOKING FORM
Name:
Address:


E-mail:

I would like to book the following:

()        Full conference fee (£ 55)
          (Includes registration fee, conference dinner and transfer to Lampeter on 7 September)
()        Reduced full conference fee (£ 40)
          For unwaged (students/retired etc.)
()        Day fee (5 ( ), 6 ( ), 8 ( ) September – please indicate) (£ 7.50/5 p.d.)
()        Day fee (7 September) (£ 32.50/25 p.d.)
()        Sandwich Lunch, Aberystwyth, 6 September (£ 5) Please note that this is only one possible
          option: there are several cafes and restaurants nearby
()        Lunch, Lampeter, 7 September (£ 12.50)
()        Sandwich Lunch, Aberystwyth, 8 September (£ 5) Please note that this is only one possible
          option: there are several cafes and restaurants nearby
()        Field trip to Strata Florida on 8 September (£ 10) Includes transport and entrance

Total:

Dietary requirements:

Payment details
() Check included
() I would like to pay by credit card:

Name of cardholder:
Address:
Card number:
Valid from:
Valid until:
Security number
(last three digits on the signature strip on the reverse of your card):

Signature:

Date:
Please return to: Thirteenth-Century England 14, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University,
Aberystwyth, Dyfed SY23 3DY
                                                  Please turn over
   PLEASE NOTE THAT ACCOMMODATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE
                       CONFERENCE FEE.

             Participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements
        (a list of recommended hotels & B&Bs within walking distance of the
                             conference venue is attached)

                                             EVENING MEALS

  Please note that, apart from the conference dinner on 7 September, evening
                 meals are not included in the conference fee.

 We will, however, make bookings at local restaurants (for which participants
will need to pay individually). The exact venue will depend on numbers, but we
are aiming for restaurants in the £ 15-25 price range (starter + main course + 1
                                      drink).

Name:

I would like to attend

() Dinner on 5 September
() Dinner on 6 September

Dietary requirements:


Please return to: Thirteenth-Century England 14, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University,
Aberystwyth, Dyfed SY23 3DY
Accommodation:
The conference venue in Aberystwyth is Old College on King’s Road, overlooking Ceredigion Bay and
the Royal Pier. Below is a list of hotels and B&Bs situated near the seafront (and about 5-10 minutes
walk from the conference venue, which is clearly visible from the promenade alongside Marine and
Victoria Terrace). Further information, and special rates (often with considerable savings) can be
found at www.booking.com and similar sites.

Glengower Hotel, Victoria Terrace, Aberystwyth, from £ 35
http://www.glengower.co.uk/

Queensbridge Hotel, Victoria Terrace, Aberystwyth, from £ 35
http://www.queensbridgehotel.com/

Bodalwyn Guest House, Queen's Avenue, Aberystwyth, from £ 41
http://www.bodalwyn.co.uk/

Four Seasons Hotel, Portland Street, Aberystwyth, from £ 40
http://www.fourseasonshotel.biz/

Marine Hotel, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, from £ 45
http://www.marinehotelaberystwyth.co.uk/accomodation.php

Belgrave Guest House, Marine Terrace, from £ 55
http://www.tybelgravehouse.co.uk/

Richmond Hotel, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, from £ 55
http://www.richmondhotel.uk.com/

Bellevue Royal Hotel, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, from £ 60
http://www.bellevueroyalhotel.co.uk/tariffs.htm

Gwesty Cymru, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, from £ 70
http://www.gwestycymru.com/index.htm

The university also offers B&B accommodation in student halls of residence on the main (Penglais)
campus. As of November 2010, rates started at £ 25 (standard single) and 28 (en-suite single).
Penglais campus is about 20-30 minutes walk from Old College (up a steep hill; taxis can be found at
Aberystwyth railway station). Details available from: (01970) 621960
Getting to Aberystwyth

The easiest way to come will be by train. There is a direct line from Birmingham New Street
to Aberystwyth (2 hrs 40 mins), which leaves every 2 hrs. That line also connects to the
London train (departing from Euston, every 30-40 minutes, c. 1 hr 30 mins). Leave yourself
ample of time at Birmingham New Street: the train company sometimes cancels the
Birmingham connection, and lets the train depart from Wolverhampton instead (trains there
take about 15 minutes from Birmingham). Should you miss your connection in Birmingham,
you could head on to Shrewsbury (which, in any case, is on the line to Aberystwyth): the
abbey church is worth a visit (and 5 mins. walk from the station). The train normally splits at
Machynlleth: ask the conductor to make sure you are in a carriage heading on to
Aberystwyth (otherwise you may end up in some rather picturesque villages, but on the
wrong side of Ceredigion). By the way: from Shrewsbury onwards you will travel through
stunningly beautiful countryside.

Train times can be accessed at: www.nationalrail.co.uk/planmyjourney

Booking tickets well in advance can cut the cost considerably (about £ 13 single to/from
Birmingham). Keep in mind that buying a series of single tickets for parts of the journey can
cut costs further.

If you like driving on small country lanes, there are plenty of those leading to Aberystwyth.
Best to use www.maps.google.co.uk . Aberystwyth is far enough from any disputed borders
for those maps to be trusted. Though see earlier point about the wrong side of Ceredigion.

For those of you coming from abroad: the nearest airports are Manchester (from where it
will take about 4 hrs by train to Aberystwyth – normally changing at Crewe and/or
Shrewsbury) and Birmingham (don’t hang around at the airport: head on to Birmingham
New Street station – c. 20 mins); London to Aberystwyth will take 5 hrs, plus whatever time
you need to get to Euston Station (the Piccadilly underground [tube] line goes directly from
Heathrow to King’s Cross, and will take c. 40 mins – 1 hr: Euston is 5-10 minutes walk from
King’s Cross *along the main road, past the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras and the British
Library to your right]). Bristol has recently expanded its airport, and may offer cheaper
connections (trains from Bristol take about 4 hrs). Do not fly to Cardiff: there is no direct
north-south rail link in Wales, and you would have to go back to England (Shrewsbury)
before getting onto the Birmingham-Aberystwyth line (so, about 6 hrs). Unless you hire a car
(3 hrs) or take the bus (4 hrs).

You can also travel by bus. Lovely countryside, and the bends will keep it interesting (about 7
hrs from London): http://www.nationalexpress.com/coach/index.cfm

				
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