Leeds International Medieval Congress, 2021 (IMC 2021 Climates)

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Session 313
Session title: «Climate and travel in the Middle Ages»
Sponsor: Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Organiser: Paulo Catarino Lopes, Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Moderator/Chair Mário Farelo, Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Session Time: Mon. 05 July - 16.30-18.00

Abstract: Climate is a word / concept that can take on several meanings and perspectives, depending on the context in which it is used. In the specific case of the session we propose here, the common background to its use are the deeply interconnected phenomena of travel, circulation and mobility – hence, by the way, the timeliness, relevance and, above all, pertinence of the communications proposed here. As we intend to demonstrate, the “climate”, either as it relates to currents of thought (of which religious reform is a good example), as regards politics and governance (where diplomatic practice takes on a central role), or even in relation to to the actual climatic conditions (heat, cold, storms, etc.), it left a profound mark on the medieval worldview, daily life and collective imaginary, determining behaviors and ways of thinking in the most varied areas of activity of contemporary societies.
Period5 Jul 2021
Event typeConference
LocationLeeds, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Climate
  • Travel
  • Middle Ages