IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 113: Borders and Borderlands in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, I: Cultural Identity and Otherness on the Medieval Borders of Wales

Monday 3 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Organiser:Helen Fulton, Department of English, University of Bristol
Moderator/Chair:Helen Fulton, Department of English, University of Bristol
Paper 113-aReforming the Welsh Border: Sir John Price and His Commonplace Book
(Language: English)
Dylan Foster Evans, School of Welsh, Cardiff University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Celtic, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 113-bA Hereford Hanging: Records, Reports, and Responses
(Language: English)
Gwen Seabourne, School of Law, University of Bristol
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Law, Local History
Paper 113-cThe Sea as Borderland in Early Medieval Celtic Britain
(Language: English)
Jonathan Wooding, School of Literature, Art & Media, University of Sydney
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life
Abstract

This is the first in a series of sessions under the heading of ‘Borders and Borderlands in Medieval and Early Modern Europe’. The focus of this first session is on the borders of Wales, both its sea borders and the land border with England, multilingual regions where various cultural groups negotiated to promote their own particular interests. Papers in this session cover manuscript history, legal operations, religious communities, and border places, presenting three case studies in which concepts of cultural identity on the medieval Welsh border are formulated in relation to concepts of otherness.