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  • Leeds

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Illness as Metaphor in the Latin Middle Ages

    Leeds International Medieval Congress 2021

    The session seeks to provide a forum for scholars to reflect on the variation and functions of metaphors of illness in the Latin writing of the Middle Ages. We encourage papers that investigate how the imagery of morbus, pestilentia, gangraena etc. structured individual experience and how it shaped self-knowledge and practices of communities. We invite original contributions that critically examine the role that Latin metaphors of illness played in medieval discourse as a tool of explaining reality and as a rhetorical device used to impose specific world views.

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  • London

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    British Archaeological Association Post-Graduate Conference

    The British Archaeological Association invites proposals by postgraduates and early career researchers in the field of medieval history of art, architecture, and archaeology.

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  • Dublin

    Call for papers - Language

    Lexicographic Studies of Arts

    Session at The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2021

    This panel aims to bring together coordinators of digital projects - completed or in progress - around the lexicon and the scientific edition of texts of artistic or technical literature, with researchers who have adopted this terminological approach to analyze in an innovative way well known or unpublished texts, related to the production, the practice of the arts and interpretative theories derived from practice and which marked the history of taste. The papers will aim to provoke discussions about the method, contributions and perspectives of the lexicographic approach in the artistic field, in an interdisciplinary logic, in order to federate language historians, digital humanities specialists and art historians.

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  • Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Individuality and Tradition in Medieval Book Culture. A Comparative Approach to Variation

    For this special issue of Vox medii aevi, dedicated to Variation in Medieval Book Culture, we invite original research addressing the subjects of the manuscript variation in different language cultures of the Middle Ages; variation and working strategies of medieval scribe; oral and written in the medieval book culture; place of the retelling in the medieval book culture; variation in specific contexts; and variation and methodology of its research in medieval studies.

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  • Moscow

    Summer School - Middle Ages

    The Dynamic Middle Ages

    Third International Doctoral Training School

    This is the third ‘Dynamic Middle Ages’ School, that follows the first meeting in Moscow in 2012 and the second, dual, programme in Moscow and Düsseldorf in 2014 and 2016 respectively. The School is organised by the Higher School of Economics (Professor Mikhail Boytsov), with the support of the German Historical Institute in Moscow (Professor Sandra Dahlke). The programme of the School will comprise series of discussions of research projects presented by doctoral students and a field seminar at a medieval site or museum in or around Moscow (TBA).

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  • Batalha

    Call for papers - History

    Using the Past: The Middle Ages in the Spotlight

    The conference aims at bringing together scholars from all around the world concerned with the uses of the medieval past. Participants will address when, where, how, why and by whom the medieval past has been used, with papers embracing a broad chronological timeline that begins in the medieval period itself and extends to include contemporary politics, society and mass media. Thus, this conference seeks to provide a forum for scholars who are willing to examine and to advance knowledge on the use of the medieval past, contributing to a better assessment of contemporary realities, problems and challenges.

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  • Burgos

    Call for papers - History

    Building the medieval diocese. Strategies, agents and instruments

    The Gregorian Reform led to a reframing of the role of bishops and diocesan institutions that cemented their power and ultimately permitted the construction of the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe. To mark the 800th anniversary of the Cathedral of Burgos, we propose to explore the dynamics, strategies, institutions and personnel behind the construction of the medieval diocese leading to the building of the temples we admire today. Our focus will be on the period 1150-1250, culminating as it does in the construction of the Cathedral of Burgos, but we welcome papers on other parts of Europe and set in other medieval periods that explore the following themes related to the emergence of the mature medieval diocese.

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  • Lyon

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Around the Classics: Paratextual Frame of Latin Classics in the Middle Ages

    13th Celtic Conference in Classics

    In medieval manuscripts, a classical text is rarely copied alone. It is most often accompanied by paratextual elements that have been intentionally added to the text. Such elements come in a wide variety of formats: explanatory or complementary texts (accessus, prologues, vitae, commentaries, glosses, glossaries, etc.) images (illumination, diagrams, drawings, etc.), or elements structuring the manuscript, the text or the page (index, table of chapters, titles, division into books, chapters or paragraphs, sections, etc.). They can be transcribed at the beginning, the end, or next to the classical text, within its writing frame or in its margins. 

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  • London

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    The Classics in the Pulpit. Ancient Literature and Preaching in the Middle Ages

    The aim of the conference is to shed new light on this both striking and irritating practice. Papers (25 min) can deal with topics such as the reasons and occasions for the use of the classics in preaching, the hermeneutic and literary strategies applied in order to adapt pagan mythology to homiletic needs, the social and educational background of preachers and their audiences, the connections of classicizing sermons with other fields of literature such as vernacular poetry, or the discourse they provoked within the clerical milieu. Applications from all relevant disciplines (e.g. history, literature, theology, philosophy) are welcome.

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  • Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Visibility of religious difference in Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean

    Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies, nº 7 (2020)

    The goal of this volume is to show ways in which religion marked a perceptible difference in Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean. Considering visibility in the wider sense of the word -also including acoustic perception and other aspects that would differentiate them- religion made people either from their own will or under external coercion- visible within medieval societies. The tension between visibility through othering or self-labelling, and invisibility through cultural assimilation was a constant in the complex medieval cities and rural areas. It also carried on beyond the medieval period, sometimes reproducing previous problems, sometimes in the shape of new challenges. How did these dynamics play out? Can common patterns be found? What caused them to come into play? Where do we observe compliance or reluctance towards the aforementioned normative orders? Do we see spatial manifestations of these tensions? These (and other) questions may be addressed in case studies from different geographic areas and time periods.

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  • Padua

    Call for papers - History

    Crisis and infrastructures: responses to change between materiality and immateriality

    A dialogue between Anthropology, Geography and History

    The purpose of the conference is to explore the interactions between crised and infrastructures starting from a pivotal question: is it possibile to consider transitional processes as moments of "a transformazion that includes some essential elements of the previous phase?" (Pombeni 2013: 12) Or are they to be intended just as a dramatic interruptions and breaks? PhD Students, Post-Docs and Research Fellows of historical, geographical and anthropological training are invited to partecipate in the construction of a moment of dialogue and excange. The aim is to stimulate an interdisciplinary discussion that will encompass all historiographical epochs, from antiquity to the present day, and question not only the role of infrastructure in the resolution of crises, but also the various implications of critical moments and of their conception.

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  • Hamburg

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Prehistory and Antiquity

    Research Associates for the projet “romanization and islamication in late Antiquity”

    Two post-doctoral and two PhD positions at the Center for Advanced Study “RomanIslam - Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies”

    The Center for advanced study "romanislam - center for comparative empire and transcultural studies" funded by the german research foundation (DFG), invites applications for research associates (1 postdoc, 1 phd position ancient history, 1 postdoc, 1 phd position islamic studies) for the project “romanization and islamication in late antiquity - transcultural processes on the iberian peninsula and in North Africa”.

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  • Mestre

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    History is a common good

    4th National Conference of the Italian Association of Public History

    In line with the Italian Public History Manifesto, approved after our association’s meeting in Pisa in June 2018, AIPH intends to contribute to the affirmation of a greater awareness of the value of historical knowledge, an essential resource for understanding the present, planning of the future and exercising full citizenship. The 4th AIPH National Conference of Venice-Mestre will create new opportunities for discussion and reflection between those who work with the past. The conference will examine ways in which history is present in society today, from universities to public places, in schools and learning institutions, in high and in popular culture and, finally, in the daily life of our communities.

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  • Hamburg

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Cluster of Excellence “Understanding Written Artefacts”

    Research associate for the project on Early Medieval Diplomatics (Universität Hamburg)

    As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, co-operative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally. Cluster of Excellence “Understanding Written Artefacts: Material, Interaction and Transmission in Manuscript Cultures” invites applications for a Research Associate for the Project on Early Medieval Diplomatics - Salary level 13 TV-L.

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  • Prague

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    “Distinctiones” in the context of medieval preaching

    Marjorie Burghart (CNRS) and Lucie Doležalová (Charles University Prague) invite submission of papers for an upcoming conference on distinctiones in the context of preaching, to be held in Prague between 23-25 April 2020.

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  • Saint-Denis

    Call for papers - Early modern

    The evolutions of board games: materials, practices, and design

    23th colloquium of the International Society for Board Game Studies

    The 23th colloquium of the International Society for Board Game Studies will be held In Paris from 12 to 15 May 2020 in collaboration with the EXPERICE (University Paris 13) research center, Game in Lab and the LabEx ICCA. The Board Game Studies Colloquium is a platform aimed at bringing together game scholars from all fields, as well as independent researchers, curators, game inventors, collectors and enthusiasts from all around the world. The theme for this edition is “the Evolutions of Board Games”. 

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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Visible and invisible borders between Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern World

    It has traditionally been argued that with the rise of the modern nation state, borders increasingly became lines demarcating the spatial limits of state power. Recent efforts have been made to re-examine this territorial argument and pay close attention to the social, cultural, political, economic, and religious networks that created, reinforced, and also traversed borderlands. Though war, conquest, and diplomacy repeatedly redrew the dividing lines between empires and kingdoms, extensive interactions and exchanges left the borderlands with deeply entangled roots and routes. These patterns, mechanisms, and forces had a deep impact on all aspects of life and are still felt today. Arguably, no single element has been more dominant in shaping this complex relationship than the regional historiographies and historical memories that tried to write the empires out of their pasts entirely.

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  • Madrid

    Call for papers - History

    Dialogues in the Late Medieval Mediterranean

    Methodological encounters and (dis)encounters

    The aim of this workshop is to launch a methodological exchange forum to analyze the panorama of the late medieval Mediterranean from different and complementary perspectives. During the last years, an increased number of projects focused on the relations between East and West, Christianity and Islam or North Africa and Al-Andalus had emerged in the international scenario. In the framework of these current research projects, this workshop has been proposed to achieve two main objectives: to create a dialogue space to share the recent research results of these projects, as well as to establish new research networks integrated by senior and young researchers which allow the development of multidisciplinary research lines about the late Middle Ages.

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  • Lisbon

    Study days - History

    The Illuminated Legal Manuscript: Production, Circulation and Use in Medieval Europe

    International Workshop of the research team Ius Illuminatum

    The workshop has the aim of giving an overview of the progress of research regarding illuminated legal manuscripts in Europe with the aim of carrying out a reflection on the methodological implications and on the practical and theoretical challenges that such research entails. During the Workshop, different case of study related to some regions of the European territory will be analyzed with a particular attention to what concerns the production, use and circulation of the different manuscripts examined. The Workshop also aims to question the potential offered by new technologies and the interdisciplinary approach in the study of the illuminated legal manuscript in order to overcome the limits and open up innovative and fruitful research paths.

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  • Oxford

    Conference, symposium - Middle Ages

    Women and Violence in the Late Medieval Mediterranean, ca. 1100-1500

    A two-days international conference

    The last decades have witnessed an increased interest in research on the relationship between women and violence in the Middle Ages, with new works both on female criminality and on women as victims of violence. The contributions of gender theory and feminist criminology have renewed the approached used in this type of research. Nevertheless, many facets of the complex relationship between women and violence in medieval times still await to be explored in depth. This conference aims to understand how far the roots of modern assumptions concerning women and violence may be found in the late medieval Mediterranean, a context of intense cultural elaboration and exchange which many scholars have indicated as the cradle of modern judicial culture. While dialogue across the Mediterranean was constant in the late Middle Ages, occasions for comparative discussion remain rare for modern-day scholars, to the detriment of a deeper understanding of the complexity of many issues. Thus, we encourage specialists of different areas across the Mediterranean (Western Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic world) to contribute to the discussion. What were the main differences and similarities? How did these change through time? What were the causes for change? Were coexisting assumptions linking femininity and violence conflicting or collaborating?

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