Trust in the Premodern World: an Interdisciplinary Conference

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Date / time
13/01/2023 - 14/01/2023, All day

This is a conference exploring historical trust in various times and places. Trust is a fundamental part of human relationships. Yet the role trust has played in the past, until recently, has been often overlooked. Trust needs to be examined as historically dependent and multifaceted, as it is constantly subject to change. ‘Trust in the Premodern World’ aims to explore the construction, maintenance and breakdown of trust and trusting relationships of various forms. It seeks to uncover the ways in which trust and distrust in the past may have affected people’s choices and how the study of trust today might uncover new facets of life in the past, as well as offering valuable perspectives on life in the present.

We are delighted to have a number of international keynote speakers: Prof. Sheilagh Ogilvie (All Souls College, Oxford), Prof. Teresa Morgan (Yale Divinity School, Yale University), Dr Nicholas Baker (Macquarie University, Sydney), Dr Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz (University of Amsterdam), Dr Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo (University of Lincoln).

Details and programme:

Registration for in person attendance closes at 23:00 on 16th December 2022.

Registration for virtual attendance closes at 23:00 on 12th January 2023.