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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.