A conference marking the 1500th anniversary of Colm Cille’s birth.

LSNWE: Learning and Scholarship in Medieval Northwestern Europe

LSNWE: Learning and Scholarship in Medieval Northwestern Europe

A conference marking the 1500th anniversary of Colm Cille’s birth.

The foundation of Iona by Colm Cille in 563 was the pinnacle moment in the spread of Christianity and Christian learning in Ireland and Britain in the early Middle Ages.

Monastic libraries and the use of their collections, especially by those such as Bede and Adomnán, marked the importance of textual learning, as well as the production and preservation of both secular and religious texts.

As 2021 marks the 1500th anniversary of Colm Cille’s birth in 521, using the role and influence of Iona in medieval learned culture as an example, this two-day online conference presents papers focused specifically on learning and scholarship in early to late medieval northwestern Europe, including Ireland, Britain (England, Scotland, Wales), and Scandinavia.

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Arts and Humanities Research Council
Colmcille
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