IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1457: Reframing the First Crusade: A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades
Organiser:James Doherty, School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol
Moderator/Chair:Philip Booth, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Abstract

The extraordinary expedition now known as the First Crusade (1095-99) has been the subject of significant scholarly attention. Historians have studied it from innumerable angles for centuries, but debates about this venture remain as lively as ever. Foremost among the controversial discussions: just what was the First Crusade? This round table discussion will provide an opportunity to reframe the First Crusade and discuss the context of the movement in light of recent work on the topic and new approaches to crusading.

Participants include Fozia Bora (University of Leeds), James Doherty (University of Leeds), Natasha Ruth Hodgson (Nottingham Trent University), Fraser McNair (University of Leeds), Katy Mortimer (University of London), and Jason T. Roche (Manchester Metropolitan University).