IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1724: Somewhere, Someday, Somehow: Imagined Borders in Narratives of Community, III

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Research in Historiography & Historical Cultures, Aberystwyth University
Organisers:Kiri Kolt, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Caitlin Naylor, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Abigail Monk, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Paper 1724-aNear, Far, Wherever You Are: Spatialising Gender across Borders in Ibn Faḍlān’s Risala
(Language: English)
Tonicha Upham, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index terms: Gender Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1724-bSearching, Seek, and Destroy: Encountering the 'Other' in 12th-Century German Origin Stories
(Language: English)
Kiri Kolt, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 1724-cWalking the Line: Inhabiting the Borders of Gerald of Wales
(Language: English)
Jasper Chopping, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Demography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Abstract

Session 3 (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.