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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 911: The Carolingians and the Written Word Revisited: A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Medieval & Ancient Research Centre (MARCUS), University of Sheffield
Organiser:Elina Screen, Trinity College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Marios Costambeys, Department of History, University of Liverpool

Rosamond McKitterick's The Carolingians and the Written Word (Cambridge, 1989) has reshaped understanding of literacy and the use of writing in the early Middle Ages, contributing to new directions in research in the field. The round table discussionwill explore the impact of this seminal work and also consider future directions for research into the written word, including the role of archives and the use of charters among other perspectives. This round table discussion has been organised to mark Rosamond McKitterick's retirement and celebrate her contribution to the field.

Participants include Catherine Cubitt (University of York), Gerda Heydemann (Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin), Matthew J. Innes (Birkbeck, University of London), Jonathan Jarrett (University of Leeds), Mayke de Jong (Universiteit Utrecht), and Rosamond McKitterick (University of Cambridge).