CFP: ‘The commons in the european medieval city’, Nájera, Oct 2013

Closing date for proposals: 6th September 2013

‘The commons in the european medieval city’,
International Meetings of the Middle Ages,
4th – 5th October 2013.

This Academic Meetings seek to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of medieval studies. Each conference has one particular special thematic strand on an area of interdisciplinary study in a wider context. 

Next october the town council of Nájera will once again host the International Meetings of the Middle Ages, organised by the University of Cantabria and supported by the Autonomous Government of La Rioja with co-organizers from Spain, Argentina, Germany, U.K, France, Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Portugal.
The international conference will take place in Nájera (Spain), 4-5 october, 2013.

The topic of this year is about ‘The commons in the european medieval city’. We will analize:

Topic 1: The terminology of urban popular groups: Common, people, community, etc.
Topic 2: Levels of fortune
Topic 3: The social and geographical mobility
Topic 4: Work and social identity
Topic 5: Political participation
Topic 6: urban revolts

This fascinating conference may be a good springboard to facilitate this goal.


As part of the conference, papers on any topic or theme in the commons in the Medieval cities will be welcome.
Historians and Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for research presentations on topics related to “Commons in the medieval european cities “. Abstracts should be no more than 350 words and should clearly state the purpose, thesis, methodology, and principal findings of the paper to be presented.
Successful proposals will be published in 2014.

All abstracts (máximum 500 characters) should be submitted electronically (either as a MS Word document or as text in the body of an e-mail) to Dr. Jesús A. Solórzano Telechea at
The deadline for submissions will be September 6th, 2013. The languages of the meetings are Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese.

Venue: Nájera (La Rioja-Spain)

Dr. Jesús Angel Sólórzano Telechea
University of Cantabria
Edificio Interfacultativo. Av. de los Castros s/n. 39005.
Santander. Spain
Phone: (0034) 942202015
Fax: (0034) 942201203
Visit the website at


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