Upcoming After Empire Events
July 3rd and 5th, 2018: Leeds
The After Empire project is proud to be sponsoring two strands of seven panels on ‘Remembering the Past After the Carolingian Empire’ and ‘Shaping the Past after the Carolingian Empire’ at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, as part of the Congress’s theme of ‘Memory’ for 2018. Our 21 speakers include project members Jelle Wassenaar, Sarah Hamilton, Alice Hicklin, Max Diesenberger, Stefan Esders, Sarah Greer and Simon MacLean. For more information on all our sessions and speakers, you can find a dedicated page here.
Past After Empire Events
May 24th-26th, 2018: Barcelona Synergy Event
This synergy event allowed scholars to investigate several important manuscripts located in Catalan archives and libraries, exploring the rich legacy of early medieval Catalonia. This was done as part of the preparation for a bilingual (English and Catalan) album of essays on selected manuscripts of Carolingian text culture in Catalan libraries and archives, which will be published in 2019. You can read a detailed report on this event here.
January 26th, 2018: Exeter Project Meeting
The University of Exeter and Exeter Cathedral hosted a project meeting on January 26th, 2018. The members of the project met to discuss their research together and to meet with the UK-based external partners of the project. In particular, we discussed our plans to co-ordinate upcoming events with the Historical Association in June 2018.
July 6th, 2017: Leeds International Medieval Congress
The After Empire project organised two panels on remembering the past in the tenth and eleventh centuries at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, including papers from project members Simon MacLean, Alice Hicklin, Lenneke van Raaij and Jelle Wassenaar.
May 17th-19th, 2017: Berlin Public Conference
A public conference was held at the Freie Universität Berlin in May 2017 organised by the After Empire project. Members of the project were joined by a number of scholars to discuss using and not using the past in the tenth-century. Papers were given on historiographies of the tenth century; historical writing in the tenth century; copying and rewriting texts; the production of normative knowledge in relation to the past; long-distance communication, transregional actors and knowledge exchange; and connections with later historical periods. A review of the conference by Alice Hicklin can be found here.
January 20th, 2017: St Andrews Project Meeting
Our first full project meeting was held at the University of St Andrews on January 20th, 2017. Our PIs, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students each gave short presentations on their research projects, followed by discussion of the common themes and interests of the project. The website and blog of the project was launched to the public.