Sancta Crux/Halig Rod: The Cross in Anglo-Saxon England
Project Launch: July 2000
The three collaborators presented papers on 7 July 2000 in Oxford as part of the Ritual and Belief: Rites of the Anglo-Saxon Church conference in a session titled "The Sign of the Cross" chaired by Simon Keynes (Cambridge University).
- Sarah Larratt Keefer, "Devotions to the Cross in Anglo-Saxon England: the Sign and the Signing"
- Karen Louise Jolly, "Cross-Referencing Liturgy and Charms: The Sign of the Cross as Ritual Protection"
- Catherine E. Karkov, "The Sign of the Cross: Poetic Performance and Liturgical Practice."
- Oxford Abstracts
- 36th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 3-6, 2001. Jolly presented a paper on "The Graphic Cross: Marking Textual Space" in a session on "Time and Memory in Anglo-Saxon England" organized by Karkov.
- International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England, July 9-12, 2001. Karkov presenteda paper on the portrait of the Winchester donation of a cross with Cnut and Emma from the New Minster Liber Vitae.
- Cross and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England: A project-sponsored conference in Durham, England, August 3-4, 2001.
- Panel session at the meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS): "Performing the Cross in Anglo-Saxon Culture." Helsinki, Finland, August 6-11, 2001.
- Third project-sponsored seminar in Winchester planned for July 2003.
- The collaborators will submit sessions to the May International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, for the July Medieval Congress in Leeds, and the August International Society of Anglo-Saxonists meeting in Arizona.
Website Development: Metaconferencing
- During and between these dedicated conferences and sessions, the project will endeavor to extend the dialogue via this website, offering abstracts, questions, and papers for online discussion.
- This website will eventually become an archive of materials on the cross in Anglo-Saxon England.
- The project collaborators envision a three-volume set of interdisciplinary articles derived in part from the seminars and conference sessions.
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