This year's special thematic strand, Medieval Cities, generated enormous interest and enthusiasm, with 188 sessions presented under the auspices of the strand, including keynote addresses by Marc Boone, (Department of Medieval History, Universiteit Gent) and Chris Wickham, (All Souls College, University of Oxford).The Medieval Cities strand was co-ordinated by Derek Keene, (University of London) and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all his hard work this past year.This year also saw a 20% increase in the number of delegates from other parts of the world such as Japan and Turkey.Some 350 sessions and roundtable discussions explored all aspects of the European Middle Ages, with papers on subjects as diverse as Using Brick in the City: Town Walls, Friaries and Undercrofts in Great Yarmouth, Vengeance as Protection in La Chanson de Roland, Minstrels in 15-16th-Century London, Curse or Procedure?You’ll find loads of friendly singles ready to get in touch - over 5,000 real conversations happen every day on Dating You can even use our instant messenger for real-time, one-to-one chats. You can take a peek at our irresistible singles by registering for free today.
Human identities are defined by their relationship with their natural environment, and human lives depend on natural resources.
As in previous years, papers and sessions on all aspects of the study of the European Middle Ages are most welcome, in any major European language.
A focus for 2008 will be the special thematic strand on 'The Natural World'.
: Excommunication in Practice, 900-1050 as well as the popular Arming the Knight, a demonstration by the interpreters of the Royal Armouries.
Amongst many positive comments about the Congress, participants commented that they 'found the round tables a very efficient means of exchanging opinions' and that 'the presentation of the papers inspires me to new research'.
In medieval theology, philosophy, art and literature landscapes such as deserts and wildernesses conveyed meanings, and so did the animals, real or imaginary, that populated them.