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What period is it anyway? Negotiating Temporal Boundaries in Medieval Studies

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Is the concept of “the Middle Ages” useful?
  • How has the concept of “Late Antiquity” affected perceptions of the period?
  • Origins of periodisation
  • The limitations of periodisation on historians
  • New approaches to the periodisation of the Medieval world
  • Periodisation from the Medieval perspective

There may be limited funding available to cover external speakers’ travel  expenses.  Refreshments will be provided. For any enquiries or for further information please contact: or Emma Southon:

Thu 04 Feb 2010, 10:54 | Tags: Call for Papers Symposium