28 June 2018

Jock Colville Hall, Churchill College

8.45 – 9.15 Registration

9.15 – 9.25 Welcome and opening

9.25 – 10.45 Session 1
Robin Whelan (University of Liverpool): After Augustine, After Markus: The “Secular” in Sixth-Century Latin Christian Political Thought
Montserrat Herrero (Universidad de Navarra): De-Secularization of Acclamations: From Political to Liturgical Acts

10.45 – 11.10 Break

11.10 – 13.10 Session 2
Gerda Heydemann (Freie Universtät Berlin): “Nemo militans Deo implicat se negotiis sæcularibus”: Carolingian Interpretations of 2 Timothy 2:4
Charles West (University of Sheffield): Pope Leo of Bourges and the Judgement of the Seculars – Carolingian Clerical Immunity Reconsidered
Marina C. Sarramia (Università degli Studi di Torino) & Alfonso Hernández Rodríguez (CONICET-Argentina): Royal Power in the Ninth Century: Pope Nicholas I and the Uses of Melchizedek in the Construction of Sacral Kingship

13.10 – 14.10 Lunch

14.10 – 15.30 Session 3
Courtney Booker (University of British Columbia): Sacred Kingdom, Penitential State: A Short History of L’Augustinisme politique
Rachel Stone (King’s College London): Hell, Mediocrity and Masculinity: A Brief History of Carolingian Political Theology

15.30 – 16.00 Break

16.00 – 18.00 Session 4
Robert Evans (University of Cambridge): “Believed to be a Divine Action”: The Problem of Secularity in Carolingian History Writing
Paweł Figurski (Uniwersytet Warszawski): Secularizing Liturgies? Paradoxes of Prayers for Rulers in Medieval Manuscripts and Modern Historiography
David Addison (University of Oxford): Making Space for the Secular in Suevic Mirrors for Princes: The Ethical Treatises of Martin of Braga

19.30 – 21.00 Conference Dinner