Place and Space in the Medieval World

Friday 29 May 2015, 11.00AM to 31 May 2015, 5pm

The consideration of space and place has become ever more central to the study of the Medieval in the last three decades. Ideas of ‘Space’ and ‘Place’, together with associated ideas such as the ‘local’, the ‘sacred’ and practices of ‘rituals’, are ideas and terms that have been frequently applied to medieval material, and, moreover, form the basis for scholarly approaches to it. This conference crosses disciplinary and theoretical boundaries to examine the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetry and structures with which medieval society used these ideas to conceptualise, recognise and understand their world. Further, it asks how, as modern scholars, these terms may help us understand the medieval world from our twenty-first century perspectives.

This event will be free to York students but pre-registration is essential. The deadline for registration is the 18th of May 2015

To access the full programme, abstracts, and to register, please visit the conference website.

Location: The King's Manor, University of York