Material Matters, tenth annual conference of the Atlantic Medieval Association, will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 22 – 23, 2017.
For more information, please visit the conference website.
Call For Papers
The Making of Thomas Hoccleve
July 6-8, 2018
University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
While Hoccleve’s engagements with politics and power have been explored in some detail in the last twenty-five years, recent scholars have begun to identify other, less familiar Hoccleves: curial, priestly and clergial Hoccleve, for example, as well as Hoccleve the pacifist or ascetic self, comparable to Julian of Norwich. What other Hoccleves will hold the attention of criticism in coming decades?
This question is the focus of the first conference to be hosted by the International Hoccleve Society. The aim of the Society and of the conference is to map and inspire future directions of research into the making of Thomas Hoccleve by bringing together established and emerging scholars. We invite papers that consider Hoccleve as a maker of texts and of manuscript books as well as papers that examine the making of his critical reputation. We seek papers that will help to re-evaluate current positions and break new ground by placing Hoccleve and his works in new cultural and theoretical contexts. Please see our website (https://hocclevesociety.org/) for a more detailed CFP. We are seeking external support to fund as much of this conference as we can—including some travel—so we are asking for both a very short proposal text and an explanation of how this conference might contribute to your on-going scholarship.
The draft schedule for the Atlantic Medieval Association conference in September is now out! Download the PDF here.
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/.
The Canadian Society of Medievalists would like to remind scholars of the Margaret Wade Labarge Book Prize. Submissions for the 2017 Labarge Prize (books published in 2016) should have 3 copies of eligible books sent to the committee chair, Kenna Olsen, to the mail address below by 15 April 2017:
Dr. Kenna Olsen
Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB, Canada
Eligibility: Any book in the field of medieval studies (including monographs, editions, translations, and other categories as determined by the Prize Committee), authored or co-authored, translated or co-translated, edited or co-edited, etc. (the test being at least 50% participation) by a Canadian or someone resident in Canada. Edited collections of essays are not eligible.
For the up-to-date program for the 2017 conference, please download the PDF.
“Contrapasso” and “Allegoria," University of Toronto, April 4-5, 2017
For more information: http://dante.medieval.utoronto.ca.
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