Deadline: 30 January 2015
Translating the Past: Appropriating the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds
Borderlines XIX – Translating the Past: Appropriating the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds – which will be held in Queen’s University Belfast from 10-12 April 2015. Proposals for both papers and panels are welcomed from postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in the fields of Medieval and Early Modern studies. Held annually across four universities in Ireland, the Borderlines conferences seek to encourage and demonstrate the exciting interdisciplinary work undertaken by early career researchers both in Ireland and the UK.
The theme for this year’s conference focuses on the ‘translation’ of the past, both in terms of the historical work scholars undertake and representations of the past in the primary materials with which we work. In discussing historiography, Geoffrey Cubitt argues that:
In social and historical discourse (if not strict philosophical necessity), the past is always the past…
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