The Crusades: Borders, Margins, Interfaces
The Fourth Annual Symposium of the Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades
A one-day symposium to explore crusading and related activities from the eleventh to fifteenth centuries with a special emphasis on the theory and practice of Borders, Margins, and Interfaces.
- From: Friday 28 February 2020, 9.15 am
- To: Friday 28 February 2020, 5.30 pm
- Location: Rooms 004, 005, Dryden building, Dryden Street, NG1 4FZ
- Booking deadline: Thursday 27 February 2020, 12.00 pm
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The Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades was established in 2015 and links together scholars working on all aspects of the Crusades in the Midlands and the North of England. The steering group comprises academics from Nottingham Trent University, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Leeds, the University of Huddersfield, the University of Liverpool and the University of Lancaster. Since 2015 we have hosted an annual symposium which attracts a wide variety of postgraduate, early career and experienced academic scholars from across the UK and Europe to discuss new research into histories impacted by the crusades. 2020 marks the fourth such meeting, supported by the Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict at NTU, and is designed to advance our academic understanding of the complex history of crusading.
This one-day symposium will explore crusading and related activities from the eleventh to fifteenth centuries from a range of perspectives and source material. The crusades are a diverse historical phenomenon with wide-ranging impacts on a variety of spaces and have often been defined as enforcing rigid physical and cultural boundaries between peoples. For this symposium a special emphasis has been placed on how they defined, delineated or challenged border or marginal spaces (both real and imagined) and the encounters which occurred within them, as well as how shared space was managed and regulated. Scholars at the symposium will explore Borders, Margins, and Interfaces in both theory and practise. Their papers examine diverse areas across the UK, Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa, considering men and women in Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities.
The format offers a combination of paper presentations and a round table from established and early career scholars, as well as postgraduates. It is a scholarly event open to all those interested in medieval history, so members of the public, and undergraduate as well as postgraduate students are welcome. Attendance is free of charge, but you must register in advance in order to attend.
|9.45 am||Welcome: Natasha Hodgson (NTU)|
Chair: Natasha Hodgson (NTU)
|11.30 am||Coffee break|
Chair: Jan Vanderburie (University of Leicester)
Chair: Katherine Lewis (University of Huddersfield)
|3.15 pm||Coffee break|
Chair: Alan Murray (University of Leeds)
Round table and NNSC open meeting
Chair: Natasha Hodgson (NTU)
|5.30 pm||Pre-dinner drinks at BrewDog Nottingham (TBC): 20-22 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AL (about 10 mins walk from NTU)|
|6.30 pm||Dinner at Oscar & Rosie's (TBC): 8 Stoney St, Nottingham NG1 1LP (about 10 mins walk from station)|
Accommodation: Nottingham Trent University's city centre location means many of the UK’s biggest and most well-known hotel chains are within walking distance of the University, providing plenty of accommodation choices to suit all requirements and budgets. The following hotels are close to the City Campus: