It was Charles Homer Haskins (1870-1936) who coined the expression “Renaissance of the twelfth century”. Before him this expression referred more specifically to the Italian Renaissance of the fifteenth century as nineteenth century Swiss historian Jakob Burckhardt put it.
Or was he a great recycler?
This paper was part of SESSION VIII: Power & Politics in the Long Twelfth Century, at the Haskins Conference at Boston College.
Angela Boyle recounts the extraordinary archaeological discovery made in the summer of 2009 in Dorset in southwest England.
This is another Haskins conference paper from SESSION VI: Lordship. This paper focused on monasteries, changes in lordship and expectations between the lord and the monastery.
This paper was part of the fantastic SESSION IV: Abbots between Ideals and Institutions, 10th–12th Centuries. This paper focused on the writing about abbots during the tumultuous period of Stephen’s reign.
This is another paper from Haskins in: SESSION IV: Abbots between Ideals and Institutions, 10th–12th Centuries. This paper talks about Abbot Richard of Verdun and the politics, and ritual surrounding his death.
This paper was part of a intriguing session on monasticism entitled: SESSION IV: Abbots between Ideals and Institutions, 10th–12th Centuries. Here, we meet the unsung hero of Cluny’s early history, Abbot Majolus.
This paper was also featured in SESSION III: The Medieval Experience of Siege at the Haskins conference. It explained the importance and contributions of Angevin engineers during the twelfth century.
These are two papers from SESSION III: The Medieval Experience of Siege given at Boston College’s Haskin’s Conference. The first paper examined knightly interaction during sieges and the second paper delved into the actions of the besieged and besiegers during times of war.
This paper was part of the session: SESSION II: Who Do They Think They Are? and dealt with Anglo-Saxon migration, names and charters.
This is another summary of a Haskins conference paper given in the session entitled: SESSION II: Who Do They Think They Are?. It deals with the customs of the guild of Saint-Omer
Our second day at Boston focused exclusively on The Haskins Society Conference – we talk about some of our favourite papers of the day.
Another paper from the yesterday’s SESSION I: Lived Religion in the Middle Ages. This paper focused on Alcuin of York’s contribution to the standardisation of Carolingian Christian texts for pastoral instruction.
This is the first paper from the Haskins Conference at Boston College – it focused on Bede’s narratives of Royal conversion.
We are in Boston, Massachusetts to cover two history conferences: The Haskins Society Conference and the 38th Byzantine Studies Conference.
This paper focuses on the writing of Cistercian Jocelin of Furness.