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  • Oslo

    Call for papers - History

    Peacemaking and the Restraint of Violence in Medieval Europe (1100-1300)

    Practices, Actors and Behaviour

    In high medieval Europe, conflict took a number of different forms, from large-scale battles, such as disputes over crowns, power and lands, to more local disputes over inheritance and property. In the absence of well-developed administrative structures which could limit conflict, cultural conventions, rituals and behavioural norms evolved to moderate violence within the elite community.

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  • Kalamazoo

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Walruses, Whales and Narwhals

    Maritime Ivories in Western Europe, 900-1500

    In the history of carved ivories, maritime mammals have often been eclipsed by the elephant, considered as a nobler ivory to which walrus or whale ivory would only be a poor man's substitute. But this historiographical view is not without its shortcomings, as not only did walrus hunting play a significant role in the first European explorations toward the west, but the trade for those ivories went as far as the Islamic world and even the Far East. This session at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, sponsored by the National Museum of Scotland, aims to address the variety of questions posed by the maritime ivories: how the raw material was collected, how it was traded, the workshops that carved them and their specific symbolic value in medieval treasuries

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Representation

    “People” and Power(s) in Representation

    Nordic and Germanic Space

    The Kiel Treaty, signed on 14 January 1814, marks a milestone in European and Scandinavian history as it ended armed conflicts between the realms of Sweden and Denmark. In order to celebrate its 200th anniversary, this conference will focus on national propaganda and representations of power through the representation of the people. The period under study spans from the 14th century to 1814. It includes the Scandinavian realms’ stabilization as well as the emergence of a national sentiment centered on the homeland, the ruler or the reigning power and ends with the emergence of nationalism in Europe.

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  • Edinburgh

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    The Seventh Century: Continuity or Discontinuity?

    The 2013 Edinburgh University Seventh Century Colloquium

    We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2013 Edinburgh University Seventh Century Colloquium, 28-29 May 2013. The colloquium is a two-day interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate students and early career researchers. The colloquium brings together scholars from different disciplines studying the seventh century in order to promote discussion and the cross-fertilisation of ideas. We will explore how wider perspectives can be used to formulate new approaches to source material, drawing out fresh perspectives on both the familiar and unfamiliar. Our general theme will be an examination of whether the seventh century can be studied as a unit across regions or whether the period represents a break in the longue durée. What was the level of discontinuity between the "long sixth" and "long eighth" centuries?

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  • Stirling

    Call for papers - History

    Plantations amidst Savagery ?

    The Reformed Monastic Orders in North Europe 1100 to 1600

    En 1113, David, le plus jeune fils de sainte Marguerite d’Écosse, établit à Selkirk dans le Sud de l’Ecosse une colonie provenant de l’abbaye de Thiron-Gardais fondée par saint Bernard de Ponthieu. Ce fut le premier établissement d’un ordre de type bénédictin réformé fondé dans les îles Britanniques. L’arrivée de ces moines continentaux marqua le début d’une ère de profonds changements religieux, politiques, culturels, sociaux et économiques dans les pays situés à la bordure septentrionale du monde christianisé, depuis l’Écosse et l’Irlande à l’ouest à travers l’Angleterre, la Scandinavie et l’Allemagne du Nord jusqu’en Pologne et l'Estonie à l’Est. Afin de célébrer le 900e anniversaire de cet événement, l’université de Stirling accueillera une conférence pluri-disciplinaire (du 10 au 12 juillet 2013) afin d’explorer l’impact monastique sur la culture et la société de l’Europe septentrionale du XIIe au XVIe siècle ainsi que son héritage moderne.

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  • Nantes

    Study days - Early modern

    De l’Ultima Thulé à l’Arcadie nordique : perceptions et représentations du Nord de la fin du Moyen Âge au XVIIIe siècle

    Cette journée journée a pour objectif de s'interroger sur la construction culturelle d'un espace, le Nord. Cette rencontre d'historiens, de littéraires et de géographes doit permettre de voir comment depuis le XVe siècle s’est élaborée la connaissance du Nord et comment ses représentations se sont progressivement cristallisées.

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