CFP: Ornament and Pattern

Ornament and Pattern, will be a two day interdisciplinary conference held at  University College London; 3-4th of June 2017 organised by Rachel Burns (UCL) which will explore new perspectives on the role of pattern and ornament in the medieval period though textual, archaeological, artistic, musical, material and visual media.

Abstracts of 250 words are invited for submission by Monday 20th March 2017. Please email abstracts to the conference committee at NEMICS2017@gmail.com

For full details of the CfP please click here.

CFP: Recovering the Past

Recovering the Past will be a two day interdisciplinary conference held at the Kings Manor, University of York; 2-3 June 2017 organised by Elizabeth Alexander (York) and Lyndsey Smith (York). This multi-disciplinary two-day conference sets out to celebrate and analyse the impact the work of previous generations has had on our understanding of the Medieval past.

This conference will bring together emerging scholars, early career researchers and established academics from a variety of disciplines to provide a platform to discuss how this important idea was manifested in the textual, visual and material evidence of the Medieval world and beyond. It aims to examine the implications and the significance of ‘recovering the past’ in its widest possible contexts.

Possible subjects include but are not limited to:

  • Antiquarianism and/or the recording and cataloguing of the Medieval past
  • Historiographies
  • Archaeological investigations
  • Stolen and/or recovered artefacts
  • The creation of fakes: including the re-carving of sculpture and the ‘editing’ of texts
  • Reconstructing fragmentary texts, narratives or objects
  • The recording of the oral tradition during the Medieval period and beyond
  • Issues surrounding the accuracy/authenticity of primary source material
  • Museology and the displaying of the Medieval past

For full details of the CfP please click here. The deadline is the 17th of February, 2017.

CfP: Medieval Sexualities

Medieval Sexualities will be a two day interdisciplinary conference held at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL; 11-12 June 2016 organised by Emily Klimova (UCL) which will explore how different forms and concepts of sexuality are represented and produced in the medieval context though textual, material, archaeological, visual and musical sources. For example, how are sexualities communicated though medieval art and writing

Abstracts of 250 words are invited for submission by 20 April 2016. Please email abstracts to the conference committee at NEmics2016@gmail.com.

For full details of the CfP please click here.

 

CfP: ‘Prefiguring’ the Medieval World

‘Prefiguring’ in the medieval world will be a two day conference held at the University of York, 28-29th May 2016 organised by Meg Boulton (York) and Elizabeth Alexander (York) discussing the themes of prefiguration and prefiguring along with associated ideas of foreshadowing were concepts understood to be central to the structure of the medieval world, and to subsequent understandings of it. Abstracts of no more than 300 words are being solicited  by 15th February, 2016.

For full details of the CfP please click here.

 

Any inquiries please email prefiguring2016@gmail.com

CfP: Interrogating the ‘Germanic’, 14-15 May, University of York

Interrogating the ‘Germanic’ will be a two day conference held at the University of York next May organised by James Harland (York), Matthias Friedrich (York) and Nik Gunn (York) interrogating the use of the categorical term ‘Germanic’ – frequently used as a linguistic category, ethnonym, or descriptive identifier for a range of forms of cultural and literary material.

For full details of the CfP please click here.

 

Any inquiries please email northern.emics@gmail.com or djmh500@york.ac.uk

Introducing the Newly Merged N/EMICS

Hallo EMICS followers! We have some exciting EMICS news and information about forthcoming publications and publications in progress arising from our conferences.

The first important piece of news is that from July 2015 EMICS will officially be merging with our sister conference series at York, which has presented several international events over the past few years, including ‘Transition in the Medieval World’, ‘Subterranean in the Medieval World’, ‘Place and Space in the Medieval World’, and ‘Conversations in Honour of Jane Hawkes’.

The new umbrella network, ’N/EMICS’, will incorporate the ‘Northern Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series’, and the ‘Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series’, currently based in York, London, and Canterbury.

N/EMICS is proud to present ‘The art, literature and material culture of the medieval world’, edited by Meg Boulton, Jane Hawkes, and Melissa Herman.

http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/…/the-art-literature-and-mat…/

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