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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 624: Beyond Borders in Middle Britain, c. 400-1200

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Northern History, Taylor & Francis
Organiser:Julia Steuart Barrow, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Alex Woolf, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 624-aInternal Boundaries within Northumbria
(Language: English)
David Petts, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites
Paper 624-bDiaspora, Borders, and the Early Church: A Study of 'Viking-Age' Sculpture
(Language: English)
Heidi Stoner, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Architecture - Religious
Paper 624-cMáél Coluim III and the Emergence of the Anglo-Scottish Border
(Language: English)
Neil McGuigan, School of History University of St Andrews
Index terms: Administration, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy

Scholars have long been resisting the temptation to think of the history of Britain in this period as a precursor to the development of three territorial nations - the kingdoms of England and Scotland and the principality of Wales - and to think in terms of concrete linguistic, ethnic, or political borders. Continuing that tradition, these sessions will consider the varieties of boundary making and breaking that were in play amongst the peoples of Middle Britain. Individual papers will address the making and transgressing of boundaries through the evidence for language, production, exchange, costume, monumentality, law, religious beliefs, and memory.