Calls for Papers

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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Columbia Graduate Conference in Italian Studies

Great Incompletes: Italy’s Unfinished Endeavors

Location: Columbia University

Date: February 3-4, 2017

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Keynote speaker: Professor Thomas Harrison (UCLA) 

graditalian.columbia@gmail.com

 

This conference will investigate the question of incompleteness in Italian cultural and social history through an array of theoretical perspectives and case studies. From the unfinished works of Dante to Puccini’s Turandot Read more about Columbia Graduate Conference in Italian Studies