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37th Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (#SOEMEHL37)

Date
Friday 18 December 2015
Time
Series
Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (SOEMEHL)
Location
Lipsius
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

An annual symposium where researchers from Dutch, Belgian and increasingly German universities share their novel research on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics. This 37th edition will be concluded by a keynote address by Professor Elizabeth Archibald (Durham University).

Programme

10.55 – 11.00 Welcome by organizers Thijs Porck and Rolf H. Bremmer Jr
11.00 – 11.30 Peter Alexander Kerkhof (Universiteit Leiden) - “The Gothic Morningstar in the Bologna Fragment: A New Cognate to Old English earendel
11.30 – 12.00 Wiesje Emons-Nijenhuis (Independent scholar) - “Abbot Aethelsige, His Personality and his Changing Role in the Legend of the Re-introduction of the Feast of Conception”
12.00 – 12.30 Natalia Petrovskaia (Universiteit Utrecht)  - “Delw y Byd, and Mirrour of the World: The Two Insular ‘Image of the World’ Traditions”
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30

Karin Olsen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) - “'Metaphors of Conflict and Alterity in Beowulf'”

14:30 - 15:00 Geert van Iersel (Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg) - Wynnere and Wastoure and the Statute of Treasons: A Proposed Alternative to the Common Reading of Lines 124-129”
15:00 - 15:30 Geert van Iersel (Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg) - “Wynnere and Wastoure and the Statute of Treasons: A Proposed Alternative to the Common Reading of Lines 124-129”
15:30 - 15:45 Tea break
15:45 - 16:15 Judith Kaup (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)  - “Teach Me about the End of Time – Didactic Techniques in Old English Apocalyptic Texts”
16:15 - 17:00 Keynote: Elizabeth Archibald (Durham University) - “Bathing in the Middle Ages – Fact and Fiction”
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