Past After Empire Events
July 6th, 2017: Leeds
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
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
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.