IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1524: Somewhere, Someday, Somehow: Imagined Borders in Narratives of Community, I

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for Research in Historiography & Historical Cultures, Aberystwyth University
Organisers:Kiri Kolt, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Abigail Monk, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Kiri Kolt, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Paper 1524-aA Time For Us: Borders of Time in the Works of William of Malmesbury
(Language: English)
Caitlin Naylor, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Science
Paper 1524-bThe Boundaries of Community in the Genoese Expedition to Almería and Tortosa
(Language: English)
Daniel Morgan, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Index terms: Crusades, Mentalities
Paper 1524-cCommunities in the 13th-Century Cistercian Universal History
(Language: English)
Antoni Grabowski, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Monasticism
Abstract

Session 1 (of 3): Borders have been a constant in human history, whether they were separating countries, estates or the verge between road and land. More elusive were the borders that existed only in the minds of those who created them. The limit of the known world and the barbarous North beyond, the veil between life and death and the various kings whose rules divided time periods are just some examples of immaterial boundaries. This session aims to explore this concept of imagined borders with a particular focus on medieval narratives of community.