To celebrate the 50th
Anniversary of the Graduate School for Medieval Studies [GCMS], the department
is proud to announce a postgraduate and early career researcher conference on
the subject of boundaries, borders and the very concept of liminality.
‘Edges’ have defined human
experience throughout the ages, crafting and defining the world we inhabit. In
the medieval period boundaries defined relationships both high and low through
etiquette and manner; society through hierarchy and class; administration
through land holdings and legal rights; and most obviously, physically through
the demarcation of space in the landscape and society e.g. religious and
secular, common and private and rural and urban.