On 21 and 22 January the conference Better together? Images and realities of community in the Middle Ages will take place. During this conference master students will present their research the medieval period.
The conference focusses on a comparison of medieval conceptions of community and the practicalities involved in living in a group. It departs from the notion that living together is never easy although people have always tried to facilitate living in communities by formulating utopian perspectives and issuing practical guidelines. During this conference we want to look particularly at confrontations between ideals and reality.