Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Welcoming the Stranger

The feeling of being a stranger is not unfamiliar to the frequent traveler. It's a concept that has been on my mind a lot lately too. That made it a sure thing that this event would catch my eye:

Welcoming the Stranger in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

1 to 3 October 2008
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Hosted by the Australian Catholic University
Contact name: Dr Bronwen Neil; Dr Geoffrey Dunn

Plenary speakers:
Dr Anna Silvas, University of New England
Dr Wendy Mayer, Washington DC

The period from late antiquity to the early middle ages was one of great social movement, of both individuals and people groups. How did people respond to demands made upon them for hospitality and charity?

Organized by: Australian Early Medieval Association

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