Professor Hilde De Weerdt will be giving a keynote speech titled Fluid Boundaries and the Art of InBetweenness: Practicing Middle Period History Globally at the second edition of the international Summer School Writing global medieval histories: comparative and connected approaches, organized as part of the Turin Humanities Program. The summer school will take place in Turin from 6 to 8 September in the spaces of Palazzo d'Azeglio (via Principe Amedeo, 34).

The Summer School highlights the dynamic between connected and comparative approaches to the Middle Ages, offering opportunities for methodological reflection as well as examples and case-studies. One of such case-studies is the body-politic metaphor and its role in Euro-Mediterranean and East Asian political thought, as well as the challenges it poses to a comparative and connected intellectual history of the medieval period.