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REPORT FROM CARMEN PARTICIPATION AT IMC KALAMAZOO 2013

CARMEN'S Director, Simon Forde, attended the annual CARA luncheon during the Kalamazoo congress at Western Michigan University, 9-12 May 2013. He reported on CARMEN's activities to representatives of North American university centres for medieval studies and regional associations. CARMEN'S Academic Director, Gerhard Jaritz, participated in the session reporting on the ESF Eurocorecode Project on saint's cults which was developed with CARMEN's support. Many centres or individuals affiliated with CARMEN were present among the 3011 registered participants.

The theme of globalization is an increasingly hot topic in North American medieval circles, and the University of Birmingham's Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA) organised a well attended and thought-provoking round table on the topic, particularly from the theoretical angle, and particularly through incorporating medieval sub-Saharan Africa into the dialogue. The first plenary, by Peregrine Horden (Royal Holloway University of London), also developed this theme. A number of sessions on the medieval Islamic world, and medieval India and China also took place. As a result, CARMEN hopes now to be able to bring into contact with scholars working on medieval Europe several major, specialist centres in St Petersburg, Paris and elsewhere who work on the medieval period in other continents.