IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1413: Recognition across Conceptual and Physical Borders: Perspectives across Periods and Fields - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (MEMS), University of Kent / Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University, Victoria
Organiser:Christopher Ocker, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley / San Francisco Theological Seminary
Moderator/Chair:Christopher Ocker, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley / San Francisco Theological Seminary
Abstract

This round table culminates a series of four sessions that examine the modes, methods, and consequences of recognition across borders real and imagined from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance. The borders in view include boundaries created by physical place or by objects invested with explicit or implied social importance; boundaries that distinguished Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities in concept or in actual practice; and boundaries of perception, deliberation, agency, and action within the self. The round table compares conclusions reached in the series of sessions, and it occasions a final conversation across periods and fields about modes of ‘recognition’ and borders.

Participants include Reindert Falkenburg (New York University), Peter Francis Howard (Australian Catholic University), Jan Loop (University of Kent), Constant J. Mews (Monash University), and Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University of London).