Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades Fifth Symposium

Nottingham Trent University

Friday 27th May 2022

9.00-9.30 Registration

9.30-11.00 Session 1

Jen Pearce (NTU) - Cross-cultural Relationships in the Principality of Antioch: A Reading of the Assises of Antioch

Adam Simmons (NTU) - Reevaluating the 'Ethiopian' Embassy to Western Europe in 1306: A Nubian History

Jan Vandeburie (Leicester) - tbc

11.00-11.30 – Coffee break

11.30-13.00 – Session 2

Jennifer Markey (Independent) - Tancred and Saracon: Conversion, Companionship and Identity in the Estoire
d’Antioche

Michele Wells (KU Leuven) - A Permanent Wound: Physiognomy, Penance, and Reconciliation in Moriaen (ca. 1050-1350)

Kate Arnold (NTU) - Pop and the Palästinalied: a Crusade Song Revived at the Turn of a New Millennium

13.00-14.00 – Lunch

14.00-15.30 – Session 3
Thomas Brosset (Lancaster) - Sallies: An Understudied but Decisive Form of Counter-offensive in Jazīran and Syrian Siege Warfare (1097-1192)
Marcello Pacifico (Pegaso) – The Crusade of Richard of Cornwall
Andrew D. Buck (Royal Holloway) - The Historia regum Hierusalem Latinorum ad deplorationem perditionis terrae
sanctae accomodata and the Loss of Jerusalem
15.30-16.00 – Coffee break
16.00-17.00 - Roundtable

 

SSCLE Conference: Crusading Encounters

27th June - 1st July 2022, Royal Holloway University of London

Sessions organised by Philip Booth (Manchester Metropolitan University) and James Doherty (University of Birmingham) under the auspices of the NNSC

Session IV:2: seminar room 2:

Reframing the Context of the First Crusade

Chair: tbc

Philip Booth (Manchester Metropolitan University): ‘The Desire to Travel to Jerusalem: The Spirit of 11th Century Holy Land Pilgrimage’
Andrew Jotischky (RHUL): ‘Monks and Muslims before the First Crusade’
James Kane (Flinders University): ‘ “You commanded us to follow Christ by carrying crosses”: Pope Urban II and the Origins of the Crusading Cross’

Session V:2: seminar room 2:

Reframing the First Crusade (II)

Chair: tbc

Natasha Hodgson (Nottingham Trent University): ‘Reframing Leadership and Authority on the First Crusade’
Jason Roche (Manchester Metropolitan University): ‘Locating the Battle of “Dorylaion” (1097): New Methods, New Discoveries’
Jennifer Markey (Independent Scholar): ‘Encounters with Armenians in the Estoire d’Antioche’

Session VI:2: seminar room 2:

Reframing the First Crusade (III)

Chair: tbc

Edward Caddy (Queen Mary, University of London): ‘Reframing the Third Crusade: Crusader Kings, Chroniclers, and Canon Law’
Alan Murray (University of Leeds): ‘Chivalric Crusading: A New Kind of Motivation after 1200’
Simon John (Swansea University): ‘The memorialisation of Godfrey of Bouillon in Brussels and Brabant during the Middle Ages’

Roundtable: Reframing the First Crusade, 1000–1200

Organisers: Philip Booth (Manchester Metropolitan University) and James Doherty (University of Birmingham)

Chair: Philip Booth

Speakers: Jason Roche; James Doherty; Francesca Petrizzo; Nicholas Paul; Fozia Bora (University of Leeds)

 

Leeds International Medieval Congress

July 2022

The Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades is sponsoring 3 sessions at this year’s International Medieval Congress:

Session: 138 Title: CONSTRUCTING IDENTITIES IN NARRATIVES OF THE FIRST CRUSADE

Sponsor: Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades

Organiser: Iain Dyson, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

Moderator: Iain Dyson

Paper -a: ‘Mother of mercy, is this the end of Reynald?’: Bordering on the Extreme in the Portrayal of Crusaders (Language: English) Carol Elizabeth Sweetenham, School of Modern Languages & Cultures, University of Warwick / Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Paper -b: Cannibalism as Spectacle in the Chanson d’Antioche (Language: English) Hannah MacKenzie, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper -c: One of Us?: Human and Non-Human Categories of Belonging and Exclusion in the Chronicles and Chansons of the First Crusade (Language: English) Sini Kangas, Department of History, Philosophy & Literary Studies, University of Tampere

Session: 623 Title: TEMPORAL AND SPIRITUAL FRONTIERS IN THE THREE CRUSADING CONTEXTS

Sponsor: Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades

Organiser: Jason T. Roche, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

Moderator: Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, English, Linguistics & Music, University of Huddersfield

Paper -a: ‘Faith has vanished, peace has perished’: Re-Constructing the Spiritual Frontiers of the Albigensian Crusade (Language: English) Louis Pulford, Department of History, Lancaster University
Paper -b: Crossing Borders between the Holy Land and Spain: Martin of León as a Preacher of the Third Crusade (Language: English) Alexander Marx, Zentrum für Europäische Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Paper -c: Illicit Trade to Preserve Antiquam mercationem across Religious Boundaries during the Baltic Crusades (Language: English) Rasa Mažeika, New College, University of Toronto

Session: 1023 Title: FRONTIER RELATIONSHIPS IN OUTREMER

Sponsor: Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades

Organiser: Hannah MacKenzie, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

Moderator: Hannah MacKenzie

Paper -a: Marking Boundaries: The Case of the ‘Jacobites’ in Jerusalem in the 12th-13th Century (Language: English) Maria S. Thomas, Afdeling Kunst en Cultuur, Geschiedenis, Oudheid, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Recipient of a 2022 Templar Heritage Trust Bursary
Paper -b: Divide and Conquer: The Legal Implications of Shared Munāṣafāt Lands between the Early Mamluks and Levantine Crusader States, 1250-1290 (Language: English) Amel Bensalim, Department of History, Princeton University
Paper -c: Frontier Fortresses in Northern Syria (Language: English) Angus Stewart, Centre for Ana