The Border Geographies in Medieval European Writing project is a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of Sydney, funded by the International Strategic Fund from the University of Bristol. The project seeks to build an ongoing international partnership between Bristol’s Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS) and the Medieval and Early Modern Centre (MEMC) at Sydney.
Issues relating to border communities, spaces, and mobility are as topical in Australia as they are in the UK, and an understanding of the medieval pre-nation-state world as global and connected by trade, yet patrolled and segregated by institutional power, is key to developing new intellectual ideas about the function and nature of border spaces as agents of control.
Planned outcomes from the network include grant applications, co-publications, conference sessions, video-linked seminars, postgraduate exchanges, and staff exchanges.
- Professor Helen Fulton, Chair in Medieval Literature, Department of English
- Dr Jan Shaw, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Sydney
For further details please see the Border Geographies in Medieval European Writing website
This project is associated with the MMB Challenge on Bordering, control, justice