CFP: Liminal Networks: Western Palaeography to c.1100, KCL, 3 June 2014

Closing date for proposals 3rd March 2014

Liminal Networks: Western Palaeography to c.1100,
King’s College London, Strand Campus,
3 June 2014.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Winfried Rudolf, University of Göttingen

The Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies at King’s College London is pleased to announce a call for papers for its first post-graduate conference on Western Palaeography to c. 1100. This one-day, interdisciplinary event seeks to foster and encourage the pursuit of late antique and early medieval paleography studies amongst a younger generation of future scholars.

Abstracts are welcome from postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers in all relevant disciplines to submit papers that are related to, but not limited, any of the following topics:

  •  Book production in the early medieval world
  • Development and Nuances of ‘National’ Script Systems
  • Analyses of scriptoria production
  • Intercultural manuscript networks and transmissions of texts
  • Political implications of script usage
  • Script development, reform, and change
  • Famous scribes and their work
  • Influence of early medieval scripts and book production in later centuries
  • The role of palaeography in modern literary teaching
  • Past approaches to late antique and early medieval palaeography
  • Digitization efforts of late antique and early medieval manuscripts

The conference organisers encourage paper submissions covering a variety of geographic areas in late antique to early medieval Western Europe.

Please send a 200 word abstract (in English) for a twenty-minute paper and a short biography to palaeographyconference2014@gmail.com by 3rd March.

Download PDF poster here.

For more information, please visit the conference website at http://westernpalaeographyconference.weebly.com

 Organizing committee: Colleen M. Curran (KCL) and Christine Bobbit Voth (Cambridge).

This conference is generously supported by funds provided by King’s College London.

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