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IMEMS Conference

January 2015

Announcement – IMEMS Conference on Travel and Conflict

The Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS), based at Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities, will be hosting its second biennial conference at Bangor University, 3-5 September 2015 on the topic of ‘Travel and Conflict’.

This international conference that draws upon scholars from all subject areas to address the epistemological, philosophical, cognitive, and cultural relationships between travel and conflict – whether as real travel and conflict or as journeys to imagined spaces - in the medieval and the early modern world.  We are delighted to be welcoming Michal Biran (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway) and Judith Jesch (Nottingham University) to deliver keynote lectures at the conference.   These speakers will be addressing the conference across fields as broad as Old Norse and Viking studies, (particularly the Viking Diaspora and cultural memory); mobility in Mongol Eurasia and travel and the philosophy of travel in early modern Europe.

IMEMS is a pan-Wales network, which regularly holds live video-linked research seminars between Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Trinity St. David and Swansea Universities.  We look forward to welcoming scholars to Bangor in September.

The event organizers are Rhun Emlyn and Gabor Gelléri from Aberystwyth, and Andrew Hiscock and Rachel Willie from Bangor.
We are delighted to announce that the Royal Historical Society has awarded us funding to facilitate attending the conference for post-graduates and post-doctoral researchers without institutional support.

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