CFP: IMBAS, NUI Galway, 2013

Closing date for proposals: 30th September 2013

‘Destruction, Renewal … and back again?’
NUI Galway,
29 Nov – 1 Dec 2013.

Imbas is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference hosted annually by NUI Galway. The conference gives postgraduate students the opportunity to present ongoing work and to discuss their research with peers in an informal, interdisciplinary setting. The committee representing Imbas is delighted to announce the call for papers for the 2013 conference. The theme of the conference is ‘Destruction, Renewal…and back again?’, and it will run from the 29th November to 1st December at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway.

The committee is also very pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Professor Fredric Cheyette of Amherst College, Massachusetts. Professor Cheyette is one of the world’s foremost scholars of Medieval European culture, more specifically on the region of Occitania, what is now Southern France. However, his more recent research has focused on the topic of climate, and climate change, during the medieval period. Aspects of this research will addressed in his keynote address, the title of which will be ‘From the Ancient to the Medieval Countryside: Old Answers/ New Questions’.

Imbas accepts papers from all disciplines on any topic from Late Antiquity to the end of the Medieval period. Interested postgraduates are invited to submit a title and abstract of 250-300 words, for a research paper of 20 minutes, to the Imbas committee at by30th September, 2013.

Selected proceedings from the conference will be published in IMBAS peer-reviewed journal.

Further details:

Imbas Committee 2013


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