IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 857: 'Early Medieval England' at the IMC: Futures, Challenges, Aspirations - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Organiser:Catherine A. M. Clarke, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton
Moderator/Chair:Catherine A. M. Clarke, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton

The International Medieval Congress structures its programme through 39 strands, each representing a field or approach within Medieval Studies. The strand previously known as ‘Anglo-Saxon Studies’ has now, provisionally, been re-named ‘Early Medieval England’, in the context of important conversations about inclusion and diversity within our field and the terminology we use. (The strand, together with others at the IMC, is undergoing further review.) But the future of our multi-disciplinary field is about more than simply a name change. In this session, we’ll discuss our aspirations for our field. What challenges does it face, and what changes can we make? How can we better foster inclusivity and diversity, and welcome varied perspectives? Please join us for what will be a supportive, positive, and inclusive discussion.

Participants include Michael Bintley (Birkbeck, University of London), Adam Miyashiro (Stockton University), Susan Oosthuizen (University of Cambridge), and Mary Rambaran-Olm (Independent Scholar).