Design and Organisation of an International Conference, Queen's University, Belfast: Title: Crafting Knowledge in the Early Medieval Book: Practices of Collecting and Concealing.

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


As part of my AHRC leadership fellowship, I organised an international conference. See

The conference comprised distinguished scholars from America, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, as well as members of prestigious centres (the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Cambridge; CNRS, Paris; the Huygens Institute, ING, Amsterdam).

Originally planned (and all preparations made, including accommodation, catering and travel arrangements + conference banquet) for June 2020, the conference was reworked into an online event due to the pandemic. It was organised in conjunction with a postdoctoral fellow (Dr Ciaran Arthur, NUIG). The aim was to have a transformative impact by bringing research on glossing in line with mainstream intellectual history.

The proceedings of the conference are in press with Brepols (2023), a leading publisher in the field of early medieval textual culture. I created a review panel of experts from America, Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, and the Netherlands. The volume will be of value to all interested in a range of disciplines, especially classicists, late antique and early medieval historians, and anyone working on or interested in the dynamics of crafting knowledge. 

The conference built on my previous collaborations, fellowships, and projects: a) collaboration on an international scholarly project at the Huygens Institute (2004-2009); b) co-organisation of an international conference in the Huygens Institute, The Hague, and at the Scaliger Institute, Leiden (2008); c) membership of the Network for the Study of Glossing since its foundation in 2015 and participation in its colloquia; d) Fellowships: Scaliger Fellowship, Leiden (2005) and a Leverhulme International Academic Fellowship (2017) that provided residential fellowships at the Huygens Institute, Amsterdam; CNRS, Paris; LMU, Munich; and the Moore Institute, NUIG.


Mariken Teeuwen,Michael Herren, John Contreni, Evina Steinová, Pádraic Moran, Franck Cinato,Patrizia Lendinara, Rosalind Love, Anna Grotans, Anna Dorofeeva, David Ganz, Mary Garrison, Ildar Garipzanov, Kees Dekker, Michael Clarke, Andy Orchard, and Aya Van Renterghem.

Professor Mariken Teeuwen (Dept. of History and Art History, Utrecht University, and senior researcher, Huygens ING, Amsterdam);  Professor Michael Herren (Distinguished Research Professor, York University and the University of Toronto, emeritus); Professor John Contreni (Professor of History, Purdue University, West Lafayette, emeritus);  Professor David Ganz (Chair of Palaeography, King’s College London; University of Notre Dame; emeritus); Dr Evina Steinová (NWO VENI postdoctoral research fellow, Huygens ING,Amsterdam);  Dr Pádraic Moran (Classics, University of Galway);  Dr Franck Cinato (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris);  Professor Patrizia Lendinara (Professor of Germanic Philology, University of Palermo, emerita);  Professor Rosalind Love (Erlington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, University of Cambridge);  Professor Andy Orchard (Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo Saxon, University of Oxford); Professor Anna Grotans (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University); Dr Anna Dorofeeva (Lecturer in Digital Palaeography, University of Göttingen);  Dr Mary Garrison (Dept.of History, University of York);  Professor Ildar Garipzanov (Dept. of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo);  Dr Kees Dekker (English Historical Language and Literature, University of Groningen);  Professor Michael Clarke (Classics, NUI, Galway);  Dr Aya van Renterghem (Durham University Library)

Colloquium Chairs and Participants:

Professor Susan Rankin (Professor of Medieval Music, University of Cambridge), Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (Professor of History, NUI, Galway, emeritus), Professor Immo Warntjes (Ussher Assistant Professor in Early Medieval Irish History,Trinity College Dublin), Professor Elizabeth Tyler (Professor of Medieval Literature, University of York), Dr Christine Rauer (Reader, School of English,University of St Andrews), Dr Máirín MacCarron (Lecturer in Digital Humanities,University College Cork);  Professor Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (Professor ofCeltic and Medieval Studies, ASNC, University of Cambridge)


Period12 Jul 202113 Jul 2021
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational