IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1430: Globalising Medieval Studies: Perspectives from a Worldwide Network - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:CARMEN: Worldwide Medieval Network
Organiser:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Moderator/Chair:Elizabeth M. Tyler, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York

The CARMEN Annual Meeting at Budapest in September 2012 contained an afternoon session devoted to ‘Globalising Medieval Studies’ with speakers from the USA, Argentina, France, Austria, Russia, China, and Australia making presentations. This highly productive exchange will be developed in this round table discussion. Topics likely to be covered include globalisation of the student and scholarly body, growing interest in the European Middle Ages in Latin America and Asia, changes in the curricula to examine Europe’s links with other continents during the Middle Ages, and the study of the comparable historical periods in the Americas, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Participants include Simon Forde (CARMEN: Worldwide Medieval Network), Naomi Standen (University of Birmingham), Felicitas Schmieder (FernUniversität Hagen), and Carol Symes (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).