TitleCrossing Chronological Boundaries: A Round Table Discussion
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 19.00-20.00
SponsorWomen's Classical Committee / Division of History, University of Huddersfield
OrganiserPatricia Cullum, Department of English, Linguistics & History, University of Huddersfield
Moderator/ChairVictoria Leonard, Centre for Arts, Memory & Communities, Coventry University / Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London
AbstractThis round table discussion brings together academics whose combined expertise covers a large swathe of history, from Classics to the Middle Ages. It enables a rare dialogue that crosses the barriers of periodisation and seeks to break them down. With a particular focus on gender and women, discussion will highlight areas of intersection and difference between Classics and Medieval Studies as disciplines and as fields of research with discrete pedagogical approaches. Discussion will question the value of periodisation and the segregation of gender within the strictures of a periodised approach to the past, asking how such categorisation can be renegotiated.

Participants include Julia Hillner (University of Sheffield), Conrad Leyser (University of Oxford), Julia M. H. Smith (University of Oxford), Rachel Stone (King's College London), Shaun Tougher (Cardiff University), and Robin Whelan (University of Oxford).