Detailed Programme

Meeting 1: Leeds. National history / Notions of myth

Thursday 10th November, 5.30 p.m. Council Chamber, Parkinson Building
Dr. Jonathan Shepard (Oxford), "How did the Rus' land come to be?" A dangerous question. [Abstract]

Friday 11th November 10.30 a.m. Council Chamber, Parkinson Building
Dr. Bastian Schlütter (Freie Universität, Berlin), From Barbarossa to Barbablanca. Nation and Medieval History in 19th and 20th Century Germany. [Abstract]

1 p.m. Workshop: Michael Sadler Arts Building, Room LG19

Meeting 2: Sheffield. Land and Frontiers

All in the Humanities Research Institute:

Thursday 1st December, 5.30 p.m.
Prof. Richard Hitchcock (Exeter), Reflections on frontier zones in medieval Iberia [Abstract]

Friday 2nd December, 10.30 a.m.
Prof. Christian Lübke (Leipzig), Germany's growth to the East: from the Polabian Marches to Germania Slavica [Abstract]

1 p.m. Workshop

Meeting 3: York. Imagining / Inventing the Middle Ages

All in the Huntingdon Room, King's Manor

Thursday 9th February, 6 p.m.
Prof. Dame Jinty Nelson (King's College, London), Why reinventing medieval history is a Good Idea. [Abstract]

Friday 10th February, 10.30 a.m.
Prof. Ian Wood (Leeds), Literary composition and the early medieval historian in the nineteenth century. [Full text: web version | print version ]

1 p.m. Workshop:

Meeting 4: Leeds. Constructing a European Identity

Thursday 1st March, 5.30 p.m. Council chamber, Parkinson Building
Prof. Patrick Geary (UCLA), European Ethnicities and European as an Ethnicity: Does Europe Have Too Much History?

Friday 2nd March
10.30 a.m. Council Chamber, Parkinson Building
Prof. Michael Borgolte (Berlin), Crisis of the Middle Ages?: Deconstructing and Constructing European Identities in a Globalizing World. [Abstract] [Full text: web version | print version ]

1 p.m. Workshop: Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29-31 Clarendon Place [Provisional]

Meeting 5: Sheffield. The Marxist Construction of Medieval History.

All in the Humanities Research Institute:

Thursday 26th April, 5.30 p.m.
Prof. Michail Boytsov (Moscow), From Vinogradov to Gurevich: hard ways of Russian Medieval History in the twentieth century.

Friday 27th April, 10.30 a.m
Prof. Karol Modzelewski (Warsaw), The notion of feudalism in Soviet Marxism; history versus ideology

1 p.m. Workshop:

Meeting 6. York. Rewriting Medieval Religion.

All in the Huntingdon room, King's Manor

Thursday 17th May, 5.30 p.m.
Prof. Christine Caldwell Ames (South Carolina), Writing Inquisition, Writing Religion.

Friday 18th May, 10.30.
Prof. Peter Biller (York), 'Mind the gap': Modern and Medieval Religious Vocabulary [Abstract]

1 p.m. Workshop:

International Medieval Conference, Leeds

9th July 2012.
Prof. Joop Leerssen (Amsterdam) Selling the Middle Ages / Popular Perceptions of the Middle Ages