Congress Speakers

The Richard Rawlinson Center at Western Michigan University annually invites a distinguished scholar to be the Rawlinson Center congress speaker at the International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Past Rawlinson Center congress speakers

  • 2021 no Rawlinson Center congress speaker
  • 2020 congress canceled
  • 2019 Donald G. Scragg (University of Manchester), "Studies in the History of Manuscripts containing Anglo-Saxon"
  • 2018: Michael Wood (Independent Scholar), "Commemorating Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians (d. 918)"
  • 2017: Sarah J. Semple (Durham University), "Creating Kingdoms: Landscapes of the Living and the Dead in Anglo-Saxon England"
  • 2016: Barbara Yorke (University of Winchester), "The Year of the Three Kings: 1016 in the Context of Early Medieval Succession Disputes"
  • 2015: Sarah Foot (Christ Church, University of Oxford), "Bede's Kings"
  • 2014: Andrew Prescott (King's College London), "Electronic Beowulf @ 21"
  • 2013: Dawn M. Hadley (University of Sheffield), "Viking Winter Camps in England: New Archaeological Evidence"
  • 2012: Jennifer O'Reilly (University College Cork), "Devotion and Belief: Images of the Passion in Anglo-Saxon Art"
  • 2011: Julia Crick (University of Exeter), "Off the Map? Late Anglo-Saxon Literate Culture beyond the Metropolis"
  • 2010: Catherine Cubitt (University of York), "Does Penance Matter? Sin and Society in Tenth- and Eleventh-Century England"
  • 2009: Rosalind Love (University of Cambridge), "The Ox and the Ass at the Manger: Folcard, Goscelin and the Saints of Anglo-Saxon England"
  • 2008: Richard N. Bailey (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne), "Anglo-Saxon Sculpture and the Limits of Liturgical and Patristic Evidence"
  • 2007: Ole Crumlin-Pedersen (Viking Ship Museum, Roskild), "Viking and Anglo-Saxon Longships"
  • 2006: David A. E. Pelteret (King's College London), "An Anonymous Historian of Edward the Elder's Reign"
  • 2005: Patrizia Lendinara (Università degli Studi di Palermo), "Marvels and Monsters: What Kind of Source Study?"
  • 2004: James Graham Campbell (University College, University of London), "Looking and Seeing: The Face in Anglo-Saxon Art"
  • 2003: John Higgitt (University of Edinburgh), "Power at the Center from Constantine the Great to the Deerhurst Dedication Inscription"
  • 2002: Mark Blackburn (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), "Crosses and Conversion: The Iconography of the York Viking Coinage ca. 900"
  • 2001: Helmut Gneuss (Universität München), "A Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: Origins, Facts and Problems"
  • 2000: Rosemary Cramp (University of Durham), "The Changing Image: Divine and Human in Anglo-Saxon Art"
  • 1999: Leslie Webster (British Museum), "Encrypted Visions: Style and Sense in the Anglo-Saxon Minor Arts 400-900"
  • 1998: Simon Keynes (Trinity College, University of Cambridge), "Humfrey Wanley's 'Book of Specimens'"
  • 1997: Michelle Brown (British Library), "Explicit: The Book of Cerne and the Culmination of the Insular Tradition"
  • 1996: Patrick Wormald (Christ Church, University of Oxford), "Archbishop Wulfstan's Canon Collection"