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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1441: Medieval Urban History: New Opportunities for Research? - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Research, University of Nottingham
Organiser:Pam Powell, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Richard M. Goddard, Department of History, University of Nottingham

Urban history is a wide-ranging field. Medieval towns and cities were centres of government, law, and religion, as well as trading hubs, artistic centres, and social spaces. Indeed, even defining what constitutes 'urban' has been a contentious issue amongst historians. This panel seeks to examine the state of medieval urban research today and look at new and exciting directions in urban studies. The panel seeks to capitalise on the range of skills possessed by not only historians but urban archeologists, geographers, art historians, and scholars from all disciplines, studying any geographical region, who work in urban studies, or whose work has urban links, to discuss their research and new opportunities for exciting research in this growing field.

Participants include Aysu Dinçer (University of Warwick), Eliza Hartrich (University of East Anglia), Esther Liberman Cuenca (University of Houston-Victoria / Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), and Mireille Juliette Pardon (Berea College, Kentucky).