CFP: ‘Materialities & the Senses’, IMC, Leeds 2019

Deadline for proposals: 15th September 2018

‘Materialities and the Senses’
International Medieval Congress 2019
Leeds, 1-4 July 2019

The twenty-sixth International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds, from 1-4 July 2019.

The IMC provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Proposals on any topic related to the Middle Ages are welcome, while every year the IMC also chooses a special thematic focus. In 2019 this is Materialities.

FMRSI invites proposals for papers for one or more session which will address the theme ‘Materialities and the Senses’.

The history of the senses is a rapidly expanding field of research. Pioneered in Early Modern and Modern studies, it is now attracting attention also from Medieval and Renaissance specialists. Preoccupation with the human senses and with divine control over them is evident in a range of narrative texts, scientific treatises, creative literature, as well as the visual arts and music from the pre-modern period

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words by 15thSeptember 2018 to

FMRSI coordinators, Ann Buckley, Carrie Griffin and Emer Purcell in collaboration with Edward Coleman of the School of History, University College Dublin have signed a five-book contract with Brepols. The series will be based on our conference theme: The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. The proceedings of our 2016 conference – ‘Sight and Visual Perception’, held in University College Dublin will be published as Volume One in this new series, edited by Ann Buckley and Edward Coleman.

Our next conference in the series will focus on Hearing and Auditory Perception. It will take place in Trinity College Dublin on April 24-25, 2020. We will issue a CFP soon.

We are delighted to announce that a book, based on our 2012 conference held in UCC, will be published by Brepols later this year: Text, Transmission and Transformation in the European Middle Ages, c.1000-1500edited by Carrie Griffin and Emer Purcell.


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