IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 909: Medieval Voyaging - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Medieval Voyaging, Brepols Publishers
Organiser:Margaret Clunies Ross, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney
Moderator/Chair:Margaret Clunies Ross, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney
Abstract

The purpose of the round table is to introduce a new Brepols publication series, Medieval Voyaging, whose Editorial Board comprises Geraldine Barnes (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney) and Margaret Clunies Ross, and three of the speakers from sessions 709 and 809. Medieval Voyaging will present innovative interdisciplinary research on voyages of body and mind from the early Middle Ages to 1500. It will focus on physical and metaphorical travel in literary, historical, and geographical texts and images. It will explore intellectual mappings and encounters, as well as actual and imagined voyages of discovery, settlement, pilgrimage, and the medieval engagement with the other.
The participants are all members of the Editorial Board of Medieval Voyaging and will outline their own ideas for the series.