Community & Identity, Unity & Diversity in Medieval Europe (c.700-1300)

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Date / time: 29 June - 1 July, 9:00 am

Aberystwyth University

Community & Identity, Unity & Diversity in Medieval Europe (c.700-1300)


Conference: 29 June to 1 July 2022

Students of medieval identity have long been preoccupied with questions about how communities were brought together. The strategies deployed by medieval writers when devising a history for their communities, or when distinguishing them from others, can reveal much about their visions of identity.

The fifth Aberystwyth Medieval Conference will explore strategies for uniting and dividing medieval communities, how those writing about the past helped to construct – or to overcome – borders between communities, and how their visions of communal identities may have shaped, and may in turn have been shaped by, the construction of medieval polities.

The workshop will take place from 29th June to 1st July 2022. We anticipate that it will take place in-person.

Keynote speakers:

Hugh M. Thomas (Miami)
Alex Woolf (St Andrews)
Gerd Lubich (Bochum)

All are welcome to register now!

Registration deadline: 21st June 2022
Registration fee £10

To register please use the following link:

This workshop takes place under the auspices of the Centre for the Study of Historiography and Historical Culture (Aberystwyth)

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