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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 441: (Re)Building Networks for Postgraduate, Early Career, and Independent Scholars in Early Medieval English Studies - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 3 July 2023, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:TOEBI: Teachers of Old English in Britain & Ireland
Organiser:Francisco J. Rozano-GarcĂ­a, School of English & Creative Arts, University of Galway
Moderator/Chair:Catherine A. M. Clarke, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton

This session brings together scholars from a broad range of different countries, institutions, and backgrounds to discuss the challenges of building and re-establishing scholarly networks and academic communities in the face of the current moment of deep reflection undergone by the field of early medieval English studies. By addressing issues such as isolation, lack of resources, lack of representation, or miscommunication between scholars in precarious positions and academic institutions and organisations, this round table discussion is a fundamental first step towards building a more inclusive and dynamic academic network based on collaboration, collegiality, and mutual support, which might potentially lead to the creation of new initiatives and collaborative effort across professional organisations.

Participants include Michael Bintley (Birkbeck, University of London), Rachel A. Burns (University of Oxford / University of St Andrews), Alison Elizabeth Kililea (Independent Scholar, Cork), Elise Louviot (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne), and Claire Poynton-Smith (Trinity College Dublin).