TitleMedieval Palace-Cities in Japan, Europe, and the Middle East: Research Agenda and Research Potential - A Round Table Discussion
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 19.00-20.00
SponsorInstitute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University / Department of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
OrganiserDavid Rollason, Department of History, Durham University
Moderator/ChairMorgan Pitelka, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
AbstractThe aim of this round table discussion is: first, to develop a research agenda on palace-cities, bringing together an unprecedentedly wide range of sites from Europe and the Muslim world to Japan to create a wide-ranging comparative context for the consideration of the architectural and topographical relationship between palaces and cities in relation to the articulation of power, the extent to which there were characteristically urban aspects of rituals of power in palace-cities, and the role of material culture, its manufacture, display, and collection, in articulating power in palace-cities; and, secondly, to explore the potential of the subject for establishing an international network and/or a collaborative research project.

Participants include Glaire Anderson (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Cristina Carile (Università di Bologna), Philip Garrett (Newcastle University), and David Rollason (Durham University).