Session Title

Boundaries and Borderlands

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Brepols

Organizer Name

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

Organizer Affiliation

Durham Univ.

Presider Name

Elizabeth Archibald

Presider Affiliation

Durham Univ.

Paper Title 1

"Hálogaland, Whose Inhabitants Often Live Together with the Finnar": Norse-Sámi Relations in the Arctic Borderlands

Presenter 1 Name

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

Paper Title 2

Bishops, Revenants, and Walrus Skulls: Christianity on the Margins in Norse Greenland

Presenter 2 Name

Rosalind Bonté

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Brepols Publishers

Paper Title 3

Borders and Boundaries in the Conversion of Germany under the Carolingians

Presenter 3 Name

John-Henry Clay

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Durham Univ.

Paper Title 4

A Reassessment of the "Exile" Theme in Old English Poetry

Presenter 4 Name

Harriet Soper

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Cambridge

Start Date

14-5-2017 8:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 213

Description

Medieval cultures and societies were defined as much by their edges as they were by their centres. Here, we seek to challenge the traditional view of frontiers and borders—both physical and imagined—as places of transition, demarcation and separation, as lines in the sand to be patrolled and controlled. Instead, we focus on the importance of geographical, political, cultural or metaphorical peripheries as places where norms are challenged, connections made, and identities contested, adapted and reformed.

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

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May 14th, 8:30 AM

Boundaries and Borderlands

Bernhard 213

Medieval cultures and societies were defined as much by their edges as they were by their centres. Here, we seek to challenge the traditional view of frontiers and borders—both physical and imagined—as places of transition, demarcation and separation, as lines in the sand to be patrolled and controlled. Instead, we focus on the importance of geographical, political, cultural or metaphorical peripheries as places where norms are challenged, connections made, and identities contested, adapted and reformed.

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough