Wednesday, April 14, 2021

 We would like to kindly invite you to the International Conference City, Citizen & Citizenship. New Perspectives on the Middle Ages, AD 400-1600, which will be held on a digital platform on 16-18 June, 2021.  The conference is organised by the NWO-VICI research project Citizenship Discourses in the Early Middle Ages, 400-1100, in close cooperation with the Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies. A short abstract with more detailed information can be found below.

For more information, including a full programme, please visit the Citizenship Discourses project website:
You can register for any or all of the days by sending an email with your name and affiliation (if applicable) to .

We hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

Merel de Bruin – van de Beek and Robert Flierman

City, Citizen & Citizenship:
This international conference explores how medieval societies conversed about the city and citizen in texts, visual imagery and material culture. It adopts a long-term, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective, bringing together contributions on the early, high and later Middle Ages, covering both the medieval East and West, and representing a wide variety of disciplinary angles and sources. From scriptural cities in illuminated manuscripts to treatises on urban hygiene and civic government, the conference aims to understand how, why and in what contexts medieval individuals and communities reached for the concept of the city and the citizen.

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