Anglo-Gascon Aquitaine: Problems and Perspectives

Anglo-Gascon Aquitaine: Problems and Perspectives

A conference organised by Dr Malcolm Vale and Dr Guilhem Pépin

University of Oxford – History Faculty, Old Boys’ High School, George Street, Oxford

September 23-24, 2011


Friday 23 September 2011

From 08:30 – Registration and coffee

9:00 – 9:20 Malcolm Vale (University of Oxford): Reception and introduction

09:20 – 11:00 Aquitaine-Gascony in the 13th century

David Carpenter (King’s College, London): ‘Reflections on the campaign of 1242 and English rule in Gascony 1243-1252’

Frédéric Boutoulle (University of Bordeaux III): ‘Royal bailiffs and village communities in Gascony during the reign of Henry III (1216-1272)’

11:00 – Break (tea and coffee)

11:20 – 13:00 Editing the Gascon Rolls: editorial procedures and the work of the digital humanities

Paul Booth (University of Liverpool): ‘Calendaring the Gascon Rolls’

Paul Spence, Eleonora Litta and José Miguel Vieira (Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College, London): ‘Encoding chancery rolls in the digital age: the experience of the Henry III Fine Rolls and Gascon Rolls (1317-1468) projects’

13:00 Lunch at the History Faculty

14:00 – 15:40 The Black Prince’s Aquitaine and its aftermath: Session I

Françoise Lainé (University of Bordeaux III): ‘Transfer of Power and Record Production: the Case of Aquitaine, 1361-1362’

Covadonga Valdaliso (University of Coimbra): ‘Aquitaine in the Castilian chronicles in the second half of the fourteenth century’

15:40 – 16:10 Break (tea and coffee)

16:10 – 17:50 The Black Prince’s Aquitaine and its aftermath: Session II

Nicolas Savy: ‘The attitude of the regional elites of Quercy at the beginning and end of the Black Prince’s principality of Aquitaine (1360-2 and 1368-9)’

Guilhem Ferrand (University of Toulouse II – le Mirail): ‘Jean II, count of Armagnac (1373-1384) in the face of the Anglo-Gascon routiers’

19:00 – Dinner at Quod restaurant

Saturday 24 September 2011

10:00 – 12:20 The English in Aquitaine-Gascony

Andy King (University of Southampton): ‘English soldiers in Gascony, 1369-1453’

Malcolm Vale and Guilhem Pépin (University of Oxford): ‘An oath-taking tour of an English seneschal of Gascony (1323)’

Simon Harris (University of Liverpool): ‘Robbers, arsonists and murderers: The recruitment of Edward II’s army for the war of Saint-Sardos in 1325’

12:20 – Lunch at the History Faculty

14:00 – 15:50 Aquitaine-Gascony: at the crossroad of rival polities

Hugues Labarthe (University of Toulouse II – le Mirail): ‘Gascony: A border territory amid an international crisis (the Great Schism, c. 1370-1430)’

Pierre Prétou (University of La Rochelle): ‘The subjection of the Landes and southern Aquitaine by the king of France at the end of the Hundred Years War, 1441-1463’

15:50 – 16:00 Conclusion

16:00 – Tea and coffee, and dispersal of conference

If you attend (no registration fee is requested), you can book your accommodation as well as the meals:

For further information, please contact:

See also Gascon Rolls – Important medieval records to go online

Click here to go to the Gascon Rolls Project website

Click here to download the Conference Program

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