Margins of the Medieval World

June, 2011

With a leading role of the Department of Medieval Studies, an international network of scholars has over the last years been focusing on matters related to the margins, peripheral areas and outer borders of the medieval world. The overarching perspective has been comprehensive in the sense that the idea of margin, periphery, liminality, borders and outskirts has been understood and treated in a wide sense. Thus, the network has included scholars and contributions dealing with these aspects under a wide range of angles – such as geography and mapping, fantasy and fiction, travelling, social life of somehow marginalised people, religion, time, and mind and body.

The network is publishing its results with CEU Press in the series of The Muhu Proceedings, named after the first venue of the group on the Estonian island of Muhu.