The New College Conference on

Medieval & Renaissance Studies

The twenty-first biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 8–10 March 2018 in Sarasota, Florida.

The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are also welcome.

The deadline for all abstracts is 15 September 2017; for submission guidelines or to submit an abstract, please go to http://www.newcollegeconference.org/cfp.

See the attached CFP for more details.

 

April 7, 2017 - Registration deadline April 5

This workshop will concentrate on East Syriac Christianity in the Mongol Empire, from the rise of Chinggis Khan (d. 1227), through the evolution of the the unified Mongol Empire that he created into four separate states—the Il-khanate in Persia (1256–1335), the Chaghatayid Khanate in Central Asia (1242–1347), the Qipchaq Khanate (Golden Horde) on the northern steppe (1256–1360) and the Yuan dynasty in Mongolia and China (1260–1368)—to the end of Mongol power in Asia and the Middle East in the late 14th century, after which East Syriac Christianity either vanished or was seriously diminished in its presence and influence.

 

For more information: https://eastofbyzantium.org/upcoming-events/east-syriac-christianity-in-the-mongol-empire/.

“Contrapasso” and “Allegoria," University of Toronto, April 4-5, 2017

For more information: http://dante.medieval.utoronto.ca.

Cross-posted from MedTextL:

The Medieval French Forum of the MLA is sponsoring two sessions and co-sponsoring a third at the MLA.  Please send abstracts to the names listed for each separate session.  Please feel free to circulate widely - and to email the organisers for more information, given the brevity of the official MLA descriptions!

Joint session Medieval/16th c. French:

Propaganda, Polemic, Persuasion: A Round-Table

How did changing modes of literary production, patronage, and censorship affect the presentation and exchange of ideas in French Medieval and Renaissance worlds? Please send 200-word proposals by 10 March 2017 to Cathy Yandell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Kathy M. Krause (​This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Medieval French sessions:

1. The DNA of Story

The DNA of Story: the replication, proliferation, mutation, variation of stories across texts, genres, manuscripts, etc. When is the “same story” no longer the same? 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2017 to Kathy M. Krause (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

2. Fake News

Empty rumors, false accusations or reports, malicious gossip, (mis)information, obfuscation, tall tales, impossible boasts, etc. circulating in Medieval French literature. 250 word abstracts to Kathy Krause by 15 March 2017 to Kathy M. Krause (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Sessions sponsored by the Centre for Medieval Literature and the Canadian Society of Medievalists/Société canadienne des médiévistes

 

Friday, 10:00 am, #177,  Fetzer 1060

Reconsidering the Boundaries of Late Medieval Political Literature I

Sponsor: Canadian Society of Medievalists/La Société canadienne des médiévistes; Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Univ. and Univ. of York

Organizer: Kristin Bourassa, Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Univ.; Justin Sturgeon, Univ. of West Florida

Presider: Kristin Bourassa

 

"Political Literature without a Political Nation? An Assessment of the Takkanot ha-Kahal Texts and Other Legislative Literature in Jewish Communities at the End of the Middle Ages" (Martin Borýsek, Centre for Medieval Literature, Univ. of York)

"The Invention of a New Language of Politics in between Medicine, Economics, and Science: The Singular Contribution of Nicole Oresme" (Nicole Hochner, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem)

"Late Medieval Princely Hagiography in Rus’ and the Balkans as Political Literature" (Alexandra Vukovich, Newnham College, Univ. of Cambridge)

 

Friday,1:30 pm #243, Schneider 1135

Reconsidering the Boundaries of Late Medieval Political Literature II

Sponsor: Canadian Society of Medievalists/La Société canadienne des médiévistes; Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Univ. and Univ. of York

Organizer: Kristin Bourassa, Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Univ.; Justin Sturgeon, Univ. of West Florida

Presider: Justin Sturgeon

 

"Political Tyranny, Women, and Love in Fifteenth-Century Castilian Letters" (Ana M. Montero, St. Louis Univ.)

"Le livre des fais du bon messire Jehan Le Maingre, dit Bouciquat: A Mirror for Princes?" (Craig Taylor, Univ. of York)

"Mirror-for-Magistrates: Reflections on a European Urban Corpus of Political Manuals" (David P. H. Napolitano, Univ. of Cambridge)

 

https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress

 

10 février 2017

Femmes et sainteté au Moyen Âge: le témoignage des textes

9h45 Accueil

10h-12h : Vision et horizon hagiographiques au haut Moyen Âge

Présidence : Piroska Nagy (UQAM)

Gordon Blennemann (Univ. de Montréal) : Figures maternelles dans l’horizon hagiographique de la Gaule tardo-antique et du haut Moyen Âge

Richard M. Pollard (UQAM) : La sainteté féminine dans la Visio Wettini (c. 825) 

PAUSE DÎNER

14h-17h30 : De Claire d’Assise à Isabelle de France, l’intertextualité à l’ouvrage 

Présidence : Madeleine Jeay (McMaster Univ., emerita)

Jacques Dalarun (CNRS, Institut de France) : Du procès de canonisation à la Légende latine de Claire d'Assise (Jacques Dalarun).

Martine Pagan (Univ. Paris IV, Alma mater de Bologne) : De la Légende latine aux Vies françaises de Claire d'Assise

Sean Field (Univ. du Vermont) : De la Vie française de Claire à la Vie d'Isabelle de France

UQAM, Département d'Histoire

Pavillon Hubert Aquin,

1255, rue St-Denis, Montréal, H2X 3R7

6e étage, Salle A-6290

Tuesday November 29  12:00 noon, Simard 129, University of Ottawa

Rafael Girón-Pascual, The Ropera Sword: Production, Trade, and Destreza Fencing Schools in Early Modern Spain (1500-1700)

A talk on rapier production in Early Modern Spain: the trade and commercial networks between Spain and Italy - cheap blades from Genoa and Milan coming to Spain, and blades from Toledo coming to Italy, and finally, Spanish fencings schools and some famous Spanish swordsmen-- not all of them men.  

The talk will be in English with questions in French, English, and Spanish.

Canadian Society of Medievalists Annual Meeting Congress 2017 – CALL FOR PAPERS

 27-29 MAY 2017

RYERSON UNIVERSITY

TORONTO, ON 

 

 

 

The special theme for this year’s Congress is “From Far & Wide: The Next 150 Years/L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir”, but papers for the CSM Annual Meeting can address any topic on medieval studies. Proposals for complete sessions are also invited, and special sessions seeking speakers include: 

1. Medieval art and architecture; 

2. 1417: The deposition of Avignon Pope Benedict XIII and the end of the Great Western Schism. 

 

Papers may be delivered in either English or French, and bilingual sessions are particularly welcome. 

Proposals should include a one-page abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes' reading time. Please submit proposals by Sunday 22 January 2017 by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you prefer to send a paper copy, please post your proposal to the following address: 

Dominic Marner 

President, CSM 

SOFAM 

University of Guelph 

 

50 Stone Road East Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada 

Vous êtes cordialement invités à la conférence de Grégoire Holtz (Université de Toronto) «Étudier les récits de voyage (XVIe-XVIIe siècles): composition, vente, réception», le mercredi 23 novembre 2016, de 14h à 16h à l’UQAM, en salle A-6290 du Pavillon Aquin situé au 1255, rue St-Denis à Montréal.

 

 

The CFP for SHARP 2017: Technologies of the Book (Victoria, June 9-12, 2017) is available here: http://www.sharp2017.com/cfp/.

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