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Crossing Borders, Contesting Boundaries: Durham MEMSA Conference

July 20 - July 22

Postgraduate conference hosted by Durham’s Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. “Borders and boundaries divided the medieval and early modern world, both its physical space and its more intangible social hierarchies and networks. Theologically, socially, domestically, and diplomatically, the medieval and early modern world sought to define its edges in order to confirm its centres. Borders and boundaries helped construct and reinforce identities, creating a sense of belonging, safety, and security; but they also partitioned, segregated, and restricted both individual and group behaviour and activity. Thus borders and boundaries, once set, invited debate, defence, and defiance.”

See the full program and register at the event’s website.


July 20
July 22


Durham University IMEMS

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