IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 914: Crossing Chronological Boundaries: A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Women's Classical Committee / Division of History, University of Huddersfield
Organiser:Patricia Cullum, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Moderator/Chair:Victoria Leonard, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London

This round table discussion brings together academics whose combined expertise covers a large swathe of history, from Classics to the Middle Ages. It enables a rare dialogue that crosses the barriers of periodisation and seeks to break them down. With a particular focus on gender and women, discussion will highlight areas of intersection and difference between Classics and Medieval Studies as disciplines and as fields of research with discrete pedagogical approaches. Discussion will question the value of periodisation and the segregation of gender within the strictures of a periodised approach to the past, asking how such categorisation can be renegotiated.

Participants include Julia Hillner (University of Sheffield), Conrad Leyser (University of Oxford), Julia M. H. Smith (University of Oxford), Rachel Stone (King’s College London), Shaun Tougher (Cardiff University), and Robin Whelan (University of Oxford).