6th International Conference “Medieval Europe In Motion – The Sea”

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The sixth edition of the Medieval Europe in Motion conference is dedicated to the sea. The Conference will also have a section dedicated to "Medieval Lisbon and the Sea", continuing the tradition of studies on medieval Lisbon within the Institute of Medieval Studies.

Depending on where one would stand in Europe in the Middle Ages, the sea could either be the centre of the known world or its ultimate edge. This mixed potential has always drawn humans into the big unknown, allowing them to use the sea to catch fish, to sail towards distant lands for reasons of faith and trade, to establish contacts with civilisations of different creeds, to wage wars for political and economic domination, and inspired them to write poetry and dream about the world beyond. All this is reflected in the abundant researches from Archaeology, Art History, History, Literature, and other disciplines that, in the past decades, have investigated fisheries and natural resources, overseas trade and commercial institutions, maritime power and socioeconomic conflict management, religious migrations, among other topics.

ORGANISATION: Institute of Medieval Studies (NOVA University of Lisbon / School of Social Sciences and Humanities)

PARTNERSHIPS (in association with):
- Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
- Cátedra UNESCO “O Património Cultural dos Oceanos”
- Museu de Marinha - Comissão Cultural da Marinha
- Mosteiro dos Jerónimos/Torre de Belém
- Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa
- SPEM — Sociedade Portuguesa de Estudos Medievais
Period28 Nov 20221 Dec 2022
Event typeConference
Conference numberVI
LocationLisbon, PortugalShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Sea
  • Middle Ages