To bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences

Middle Ages

Nursery of society: political and socioeconomic developments in the medieval period

Chairs: 
Jelle Haemers
LeuvenUniversity
Jesús Ángel Solorzano Telechea
University of Cantabria, Spain

Our network studies the social fabric of medieval societies (c. 1000-1500). Scholars are invited to submit sessions on the social history of politics, economy, cultural phenomena, ideas, and discourses. Subjects to be dealt with include: networking at courts, gender issues in urban or rural societies, conflict studies, factions and nobility, the history of commoners, trust and social capital, new methodologies etc. Other topics are very welcome! The particular focus of our network is comparative: first, it brings together medievalists working on the crossroads of cultural, political and economic history; second, it looks at different areas across Europe and the wider Mediterranean world.