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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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Openness and Secrecy in Medieval Germany - Two Day Conference

18th April 2016, 09:00 to 19th April 2016, 16:00, Birley Room, Hatfield College

A two-day conference involving researchers at all career stages from the UK and continental Europe. The papers on Monday 18 April will address the uses, production, signalling and debating of openness and secrecy in medieval Germany, as well as the consequences for present-day observers of open and secret behaviour in the past. On Tuesday 19 April there will be a workshop in which early career researchers of medieval Germany will present their work in progress.

Keynote Lecture: Professor Gerd Althoff, Medieval Political Counselling and Decision-making between Secrecy and Openness - Monday 18 April at 6:00pm in Elvet Riverside 141

Please see: for further information, or email Ben Pope via with any questions.

If you would like to attend any part of the conference or workshop at Hatfield College, the organizers would be grateful if you could inform us beforehand at the above address. Admission to the keynote lecture by Professor Althoff will be first come, first served.

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