IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 636: Ambiguous Borders, II: Political and Disciplinary Disjunctions

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Johanna Green, Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute, University of Glasgow
Catherine E. Karkov, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Johanna Green, Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute, University of Glasgow
Paper 636-aCrossing the Border: Delimiting and Maintaining Boundaries with the High Crosses in Early Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Caitlin Hutchison, Department of Art History University of Delaware
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 636-bBede, Manifest Destiny, and the Myth of Origins
(Language: English)
Catherine E. Karkov, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 636-cWhy I Study the Middle Ages: The Music of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
(Language: English)
Andrew Prescott, School of Critical Studies (English Language), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Music
Abstract

Medieval borders are shapeshifting and often even imaginary. Their character varies in different cultures, times, and spaces and within or between different academic disciplines, and within the tools we use to study the Middle Ages. Similarly, Medieval Studies are too often kept penned in a border position which defines them as an entrance lobby to the Renaissance and modernity. This session explores examples of the ways in which the Middle Ages disrupt and dislocate neat physical, temporal, and disciplinary geographies.