Medieval Anglo-Portuguese historiography has traditionally accentuated discrete political, military, cultural, or economic events in relations between the two kingdoms. But events are both a confirmation of a pre-existing proximity, while they can foster deeper commitment and can take exchange further at all levels.
This one-day workshop will consider such intermittent and specific contacts in their role as stepping-stones that ran along and interacted with an ongoing liaison between regions and peoples. We will try to look at this long-standing relation as a dynamic and everyday process in order to consider ideas of exchange and contact in this period.
Papers will consider the Anglo-Iberian experience, falling into two general topics - ‘Individuals at intersections’ and ‘Space and Society’. Discussion will focus on the implications of these issues on notions of transmission and exchange, and should be of interest to all those concerned with forms of communication and interaction across the medieval spectrum.
Attendance is free and open to all students and staff, but please bear in mind that numbers are limited and pre-registration fundamental – please do so before 16 May. A buffet lunch is available on request for £5. For further details and to register please contact the convener at email@example.com.
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