Welcome to Beyond Borders,
As this is our very first blog post, we decided to pop the corks and introduce our little project, instead of immediately hitting it off with what goes on in our medievalist minds.
Beyond Borders is the result of four people from differing backgrounds connected by their passion for medieval studies. This passion led us to our graduate program at the University of Edinburgh. Here, not only did we receive a deeper insight into the idea of the Global Middle Ages, but we also met and were able help each other develop intellectually due to constant discussions and the sometimes necessary motivational speech. Since we will soon part ways, each of us heading into a different corner of the world, we decided to keep our academic exchange alive by creating a blog dedicated to our studies. Of course this would also be possible via mail or chat, but by creating a public platform, we hope that others can join our conversation on global medieval perspectives. We hope not only to provide thought-provoking posts, but encourage them as well, as we welcome guest posts and opinions. It is our intention that this platform becomes a place for academic exchange that not only extends the borders of our fields, but also the physical borders between each of us.