IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1418: New Directions in Frankish Studies: In Honour of Paul Fouracre - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Manchester
Organisers:Katherine Fliegel, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Ryan T. Goodman, Department of History, University of Manchester
Sihong Lin, Department of History, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Ryan T. Goodman, Department of History, University of Manchester
Abstract

Over his long career, Professor Paul Fouracre’s books and essays on the complexity of Frankish legal, episcopal, and political institutions have significantly strengthened our understanding of early medieval Francia. More recently, new approaches to Frankish hagiography, gender, and the ‘global turn’ have brought renewed interest to the Merovingian and Carolingian worlds, bringing with them new interpretations and challenges to the field. The study of institutional power, in all its forms, nonetheless remains crucial to understanding Frankish history, and this round table discussion will consider how Frankish studies today builds on Professor Fouracre’s work, as well as the future directions of the field.

Participants include Paul Fouracre (University of Manchester), Jamie Kreiner (University of Georgia, Athens), Sihong Lin (University of Manchester), Fraser McNair (University of Leeds), James Palmer (University of St Andrews), and Rachel Stone (King’s College London).