Thursday 16th June

2.00-5.00 Registration
  The Undercroft, Department of Mediaeval History

Friday 17th June

9:00-9:45 Registration and Coffee
  The Undercroft, Department of Mediaeval History
9:45-10:00 Welcome
  New Seminar Room, Department of Mediaeval History
10:00-11.30 Session 1
  New Seminar Room

Using violence to enact legislation, using legislation to justify violence: Mantua, Matilda of Canossa, and Henry V
Rob Houghton (University of St Andrews)


Urban military elites and the crusades in communal Italy
Edward Coleman (University College Dublin)

  Coercive force and control of violence in San Gimignano and Volterra (1220-1250)
Tomaso Perani (University of Milan)
11:30-12:00 Coffee
  The Undercroft
12:00-1.30 Session 2
  New Seminar Room

Lordship, Power and Dispute: The Case of Le Lion d'Angers
Matt McHaffie (University of St Andrews)

  Dô buten si sich ze füezen…Dispute and the activation of social bonds in Middle High German epic
Christopher Miller (University of Toronto)
  Magnates’ peace and the Civil War agreements: charters, narratives and historiography
Thomas Roche (Archives de la Nièvre)
1:30-2:30 Lunch
  The Undercroft
2:30-4:00 Session 3
  New Seminar Room
  Rightly punished for the crime of his brother's murder:Norman treatment of violence within the family
Kate Hammond (University of St Andrews)
  Dangerous Laughter: Law, Violence and Social Bonds – and Humour in Medieval Iceland
Hannah Burrows (University of Sydney)
  Crime and flight in Normandy, c.1080-1180: violence, law and social bonds
Mark Hagger (University of Bangor)
4:00-4:30 Coffee
  The Undercroft
4:30-5:45 Keynote session               
  New Seminar Room

Drawing Lines in Law: of outlawry, and measuring what is 'out'
William Ian Miller

5:45-7:30 Wine reception
  The Undercroft
7:30 Meal
  Pizza Express

Saturday 18th June

9:00-9:30 Coffee
  The Undercroft
9:30-11:00 Session 4
  Old Class Library, Department of Mediaeval History
  Anger and Violence
Richard E. Barton (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
  Revenge as reification of social bonds
Bettina Bildhauer (University of St Andrews)
  Saints, lords and violence: negotiating social relationships at eleventh-century Conques
Faye Taylor (University of Nottingham)
11:00-11:30 Coffee
  The Undercroft
11:30-12:30  Session 5              
  Old Class Library
  Violence and the Frankish Kings
Warren Brown  (California Institute of Technology)
  Rebellious Regions: Law, Violence and the Practice of Political Power in England and Denmark in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries
Jenny Benham (Institute of Historical Research)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
  The Undercroft
1:30-2:30 Session 6
  Old Class Library
  Anglo-Norman Border Law between 1176 and 1249
Kenneth Duggan (Dalhousie University)
  My Troops Make it Mine: Henry II and the Norman Vexin
Elizabeth Thomas (University of St Andrews)
2:30-5:00 Tour of St Andrews
  Led by Alex Woolf, Meet in the Undercroft

Keynote session


The 'Peace of God' revisited
Dominique Barthélemy
Old Class Library


Wine reception

  The Undercroft


Conference meal 
  The Byre


Sunday 19th June

9:00-9:30 Coffee
  The Undercroft
9:30-11:00 Session 7
  Old Class Library
  Violent Customs in Western France?
Tracey Billado (Seton Hall University)
  Rituals of Violence: Lordship and political languages in the Italian countryside (c. 1050 – c. 1150)
Alessio Fiore (University of Turin)


  The Peasants in the Rules of the Game: Spectators, Hooligans, Players or Balls?
Theo Riches (University of Münster)
11:00-11:30 Coffee                    
  The Undercroft
11:30-1.00 Session 8
  Old Class Library
  A note on the oath of fidelity in Medieval Norway and Iceland
Grégory Cattaneo (University of Paris Sorbonne / University of Iceland)
  A duel before God: an example of trial by combat in the Polish-Pomeranian war
Jędrzej Szerle (University of Gdańsk)
  A Case Study of Homage and Knighting: The Sons of the Kings of England, c. 1066 to 1250
Max Lieberman (University of Zurich)
1:00-1:30 Lunch                
  The Undercroft
1:30-2:30 Round Table followed by closing remarks
  Old Class Library