Going Global

There is a distinctly international flavour to our activities in 2011.

We will be holding a session at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, which takes place 12-15 May 2011 at Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the United States. Our session (no. 385) will be held in the morning of Saturday 14 May and features Bruce O’Brien (IHR/University of Mary Washington and Chair of Early English Laws), Lisi Oliver (Louisiana State University), Stefan Jurasinski (SUNY – Brockport) and Eleonora Litta (Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London). The session will explain the project and highlight editorial issues raised by Old English and Latin texts, as well as explore the process of creating online editions.

In September, we will be jetting off to Copenhagen for a two-day conference entitled ‘Early Medieval Law in Context’. This conference, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the Early English Laws project, is a collaboration with the Nordic Medieval Laws project and will feature Professors Bruce O’Brien (IHR, London/University of Mary Washington), Stefan Brink (Aberdeen), Ditlev Tamm (Copenhagen) and John Hines (Cardiff) among the speakers. We are hoping that the conference will bring together both established academics and postgraduate and postdoctoral scholars to present research, exchange ideas, and participate in discussion of laws, law-making and legal interpretation in Western Europe in the early middle ages. A call for papers has just gone out and registration details will be available on the news and events section of our website soon.

Hope to see as many of you as possible there.

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