Browsing Any: 2015 Núm.: 9 by Subject "CARMEN Worldwide Medieval Network"
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- ItemOpen AccessCarmen: collaboration in the face of contemporary challenges(Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2015) Forde, SimonThe CARMEN network was set up after preliminary discussions at the Leeds International Medieval Congress 2006. Participants agreed that there was a need for a European version of the Centers and Regional Associations committee (CARA) of the Medieval Academy of America. It was also agreed that such a project should be open and global, and modelled on an informal network as opposed to some formal academy or learned society. This paper assesses how successful CARMEN has been in achieving its stated or implicit goals from eight years ago, in particular: 1. generating research funding for medievalists, 2. learning from each other and sharing best practice, 3. creating a global platform for medieval centres and national associations, 4. becoming a sustainable network.