IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 413: Rethinking the Medieval Frontier: Comparing Our Borders - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 6 July 2020, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Rethinking the Medieval Frontier
Organiser:Jonathan Jarrett, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Jonathan Jarrett, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

Since 2015, the Rethinking the Medieval Frontier project has encouraged medievalists everywhere to engage in active comparison between different medieval frontier zones. We believe that the many aspects of human agency, occupation, identification, and activity laid bare in medievalists’ evidence should allow us to build medievalist models of frontier definition and behaviour that can be usefully adopted by other fields. With the 2020 IMC’s dedication to the theme of borders, the project now invites all interested parties to join us and some special guests in suggesting some ways towards those border models or where such comparisons may lead us.

Participants include Rebecca Darley (University of Leeds / University of London), Catarina Madureira Villamariz (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Andrea Mariani (Universidade do Porto), Alex Metcalfe (Lancaster University), Sam Ottewill-Soulsby (University of Cambridge), and Daniel Power (Swansea University).