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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1624: Somewhere, Someday, Somehow: Imagined Borders in Narratives of Community, II

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Research in Historiography & Historical Cultures, Aberystwyth University
Organiser:Kiri Kolt, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Caitlin Naylor, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Paper 1624-aHow Do You Solve a Problem Like Eusebia?
(Language: English)
Timi Sgouros, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Binghamton University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Monasticism
Paper 1624-bBring Him Home: 'Exiled' Communities in Orderic Vitalis
(Language: English)
Abigail Monk, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Monasticism
Paper 1624-c'We, who were Westerners, are now made Easterners': Borders of Community in Chroniclers of the Latin East, c. 1098-1187
(Language: English)
Ivo Wolsing, Independent Scholar, Amsterdam
Index terms: Crusades, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Mentalities

Session 2 (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.