Royal Historical Society Regional Symposium

Date: 16 - 17 June 2011

Venue: Conference Centre, Bowland Avenue, Lancaster University

Edges of Europe: Frontiers in Context

Sponsored by the Royal Historical Society, the Symposium will bring together medievalists and modernists, European and colonial historians from Lancaster and beyond to address the interrelations of geographical space, cultural identities, and political power. The focus of the two-day discussion will be the internal and external frontiers of Europe (geographic, cultural, and political) at different times in the continent's history, including its history of colonial expansion.

The plenary lecture on "Auditory Snapshots from the Edges of Europe" will be given by Michael Beckerman (New York University) and the concluding roundtable discussion chaired by Colin Jones, President of the RHS. Other external contributors include Chris Andersen (University of Alberta) on 'Underdeveloped identities: Canada's colonialism and the misrecognition of Aboriginal "census groups,"' Nora Berend (University of Cambridge) on "From Gate to Fortress: Hungary and the Iberian peninsula on the edge of medieval Europe," and Craig Campbell (University of Texas—Austin) on "Communism and cross-cultural encounters in Central Siberia." Papers will also be given by members of the Lancaster History Department including Sarah Barber, Alexander Grant, Andrew Jotischky, Alex Metcalfe, Derek Sayer, John Strachan, Deborah Sutton, Naomi Tadmor, and Yoke-Sum Wong.

Please follow the link for the Symposium programme and poster. While there is no registration fee, we would appreciate advance notification of interest in attending the symposium.

Please contact: Melanie Bakey Departmental Officer

Telephone: 01524 592558

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Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Organising departments and research centres: History