Calls for Papers

Reading Then, Reading Now

A Bloomfield Conference hosted by the Harvard University Department of English in April 2019, addressing reading practices of current concern and their pre-modern genealogies. Complete description and the CFP can be found here; paper proposals are due by 28 September 2018. Read more about Reading Then, Reading Now

NEMC 2017


The 44th Annual New England Medieval Conference will take place at MIT in Cambridge, MA on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The conference theme is Charlemagne’s Ghost: Legacies, Leftovers, and Legends of the Carolingian Empire. The keynote speaker will be Simon MacLean of the University of St. Andrews, speaking on “What Was Post-Carolingian about Post-Carolingian Europe?”

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Princeton Medieval Studies Graduate Conference


Theme: Vulnerability in the Middle Ages

When: Friday, April 28, 2017

Deadline: February 15, 2017

The doctoral students in The Program in Medieval Studies at Princeton University invite abstracts for the 24th Graduate Conference on “Vulnerability in the Middle Ages,” which will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017Sharon Farmer (UC Santa Barbara) will deliver the keynote lecture this year and will join Eleanor Johnson (Columbia) in conversation on vulnerabilities in medieval scholarship.

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NEMSC 2017 Medieval Boredom and Tedium

When: April 14, 2017

Where: University of Connecticut

Deadline: February 15


The New England Medieval Studies Consortium will hold its annual conference at the University of Connecticut on Friday, April 14, 2017. Our theme for this year’s conference is “Medieval Boredom and Tedium.” Since the Middle Ages spanned so many years, roughly from 500-1500, it is difficult to organize and conceptualize the passage of time. Often as we work through medieval history, we collapse or expand time in ways that bring together or separate moments that occur in chronologically disparate contexts. For this reason scholarship frequently focuses on the way that medieval individuals filled their time with reading, writing, laboring, praying, etc.

However, little attention is given to those spaces of “emptiness” when medieval individuals and communities are between activities. This conference seeks to address depictions of boredom in broad contexts, ranging from historical, material, textual, and linguistic perspectives. Through these discussions, we hope to create a more holistic picture of medieval life and how medieval individuals interacted with and conceptualized ideas of time and temporality.

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38th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Keene State


Keene State College

Keene, NH, USA

Friday and Saturday April 21-22, 2017

Call for Papers and Sessions

Deadline: January 15, 2017

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Theme: “Culture and Violence”

Keynote speaker: Professor Richard W. Kaeuper, University of Rochester

“From Geoffroi de Charny to Louis de la Tremoille: The Autumn of Chivalry”

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