Live Event: Imagined Journeys: Pilgrimage, Diplomacy, and Colonialism in Medieval Europe

Live Event: Thursday 23rd July 2020, 5.00pm-6.00pm

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Join us to discuss Imagined Journeys: Pilgrimage, Diplomacy, and Colonialism in Medieval Europe – Professor Marion Turner (Faculty of English) in Conversation with writer Matthew Kneale.

In this event, Marion and Matthew discuss their recent books – Matthew’s novel, Pilgrims, and Marion’s biography, Chaucer: A European Life – both of which focus on medieval journeys across Europe. They will discuss different aspects of medieval travel – ranging from colonialism in Wales to the expulsion of the Jews from England, from diplomacy and cultural exchange to pilgrimage, both real and imagined. One of the issues underpinning their work, and this conversation, is the question of what it means to be English and what it means to be European – both then and now.

This event is organised by TORCH as part of Humanities Cultural Programme one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities.


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