In this joint presentation, the project members of Utrecht will offer four brief contributions, comparing the uses of the past in early medieval texts with those of contemporary conservative populists. Of course the context, the media and the audience are all different, yet there are surprising similarities in the way in which a newly constructed past offered stability and solid authority in a rapidly changing world.
As part of the big Festival of the Voice to be held by Cambridge University from 18-20 May 2012, Prof. Rosamond McKitterick is going to give a pre-concert talk at Trinity College Chapel, mainly addressing questions that are under research by the whole CMRP research group. Please see the programme for further information.
While the CMRP group was at the IMC in Leeds, an internal workshop was held on 10 July. Each member presented their work progress for the whole group. Technical questions about the final publication were discussed as well.
The International Medieval Congress (IMC) is organised and administered by the Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS). Since its start in 1994, the Congress has established itself as an annual event with an attendance of over 1,500 medievalists from all over the world. It is the largest conference of its kind in Europe.
The CMRP project will have two sessions there annually, this year mainly to present the objectives of the project.
About event: All junior members of the project were given the opportunity to present their current work in a few minutes and get input from the PIs and the other project members. Apart from this round, the meeting was mainly dedicated to find even more efficient ways of cooperation between the subprojects.