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2020 Conference: Hearing and Auditory Perception, TCD 24-25 April

 

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CFP: “Outlaws, Ballads and Bandits in Popular Tradition,” NUI

A Conference on “Outlaws, Ballads and Bandits in Popular Tradition” in conjunction with the Annual Irish Conference of Folklore and Ethnology/Tionól Béaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta in Éirinn. Continue reading

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CFP: Domestic Devotions in Medieval Europe

Call for Contributors

 

Contributions are invited for a Special Issue of the journal Religion on the theme of ‘Domestic Devotions in Medieval Europe: Encountering the Sacred in the Everyday’

Guest Editor : Salvador Ryan, Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

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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 Continue reading

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CFP: Early Book Society Conference 2019, University College Dublin

Deadline: 1 December 2018

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CFP: Conflicting Chronologies in the Pre-modern World, UCD, 4-6 Oct 201

Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2018

Conflicting Chronologies in the Pre-modern World: Measuring Time from Antiquity to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, 4-6 October 2018

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CFP: Irish Conference of Medievalists, UCC, 28-30 June 2018

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CFP: Imbas 2017, NUIG

Deadline:31 October 2017

‘Misconceptions of Late Antiquity and the “Dark Ages”‘

Imbas
NUI Galway
1-3 December 2017 Continue reading

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News: Book Launch: Essays in honour of Billy Colfer

BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION

Four Courts Press
cordially invites you to the launch of

MEDIEVAL WEXFORD
Essays in memory of Billy Colfer

 

Ian W. Doyle & Bernard Browne, editors

at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 1 December 2016

in the Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford

The book will be officially launched by

Conor Newman, Chairman of the Heritage Council of Ireland

RSVP (acceptance only) Four Courts Press | info@fourcourtspress.ie

To learn more about this book, visit the Four Courts Press website at

http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2016/medieval-wexford/

 

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Updated CFP: Borderlines XXI, UCC, 14-16 April 2017

Deadline: 3 February 2017

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Event: Book Launch, Religion & Politics

BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION

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Four Courts Press and

the Department of History, Maynooth University,

cordially invite you to the launch of

Religion and Politics

in Urban Ireland, c.1500–c.1750
Essays in Honour of Colm Lennon

 

Salvador Ryan & Clodagh Tait, editors

7 p.m. on Friday 25 November 2016

Atrium of the John Paul II Library,

South Campus, Maynooth University,

Maynooth, Co. Kildare

The book will be launched by
Dr Art Cosgrove, Professor Emeritus of Modern Irish History, UCD

RSVP (acceptance only) Four Courts Press | info@fourcourtspress.ie

To learn more about this book, visit the Four Courts Press website at

http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2016/religion-and-politics-in-urban-ireland-c-1500c-1750/

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CFP: The Clergy in Early Modern Scotland, New College, University of Edinburgh, 12 May 2017

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CFP: Evil in the Middle Ages, Paris, 29 June – 1 July 2017

For its 14th Annual Symposium, the International Medieval Society invites abstracts on the theme of Evil in the Middle Ages. The concept of evil, and the tensions it reveals about the relationship between internal and external identities, fits well into recent trends in scholarship that have focused attention on medieval bodies, boundaries, and otherness. Medieval bodies frequently blur the distinctions between moral and non-moral evil. External, monstrous appearances are often seen as testament to internal dispositions, and illnesses might be seen as a reflection of a person’s evil nature. More generally, evil may stand in for an entire, contrasting ideological viewpoint, as much as for a particular kind of behavior, action, or being. It may appear in the world through intentional acts, as well as through accidental occurrences, through demonic intervention as much as through human weakness and sin. It may be rooted in anger, spread through violence, or thrive on ignorance, emerging from either the natural world or from mankind.

Alongside those working on bodies and monstrosity, the question of evil has also preoccupied scholars working to understand the limits of moral responsibility and the links between destiny and decision as shown in medieval literary, artistic and historical productions. The 14th Annual IMS Symposium on Evil aims to focus on the many facets of medieval evil, analysing the intersections between evil as concept and form, as well as taking into account medieval responses to evil and its potential effects.

This Symposium will thus explore (but is not limited to) three broad themes:
1) Concepts of evil: discourse on morality and moral understandings of evil; reflections on the relationship between good and evil; heresy and heretical beliefs, teachings, writings; evil and sin; evil and conscience; associations with hell, the devil; types of evil behavior or evil thoughts; categories of evil; evil as disorder/chaos; evil as corruption; evil and mankind
2) Embodied evil/being evil/evil beings: monstrosity; the demonic; perceptions of deformity and disfigurement; evil transformations and metamorphoses; magic and the supernatural; outward expressions of evil (e.g. through clothing, material possessions); evil objects
3) Responses to evil: punishments; the purging and/or exorcism of evil; inquisition; evil speech; warnings about evil (textual, visual, musical); ways to avoid evil or to protect oneself (talismans etc.); the temptation of evil; emotional responses to evil; social exclusion as a response to evil.

Through these broad themes, we aim to encourage the participation of researchers with varying backgrounds and fields of expertise: historians, art historians, musicologists, philologists, literary specialists, and specialists in the auxiliary sciences (palaeographers, epigraphists, codicologists, numismatists). While we focus on medieval France, compelling submissions focused on other geographical areas that also fit the conference theme are welcome and encouraged. By bringing together a wide variety of papers that both survey and explore this field, the IMS Symposium intends to bring a fresh perspective to the notion of evil in medieval culture.

Proposals of no more than 300 words (in English or French) for a 20-minute paper should be e-mailed to communications.ims.paris@gmail.com by November 5th 2016. Each should be accompanied by full contact information, a CV, and a list of the audio-visual equipment that you require.

Please be aware that the IMS-Paris submissions review process is highly competitive and is carried out on a strictly anonymous basis. The selection committee will email applicants in February to notify them of its decision. Titles of accepted papers will be made available on the IMS-Paris website. Authors of accepted papers will be responsible for their own travel costs and conference registration fee (35 euros, reduced for students, free for IMS-Paris members).

The IMS-Paris is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (French/English) organization that fosters exchanges between French and foreign scholars. For the past ten years, the IMS has served as a centre for medievalists who travel to France to conduct research, work, or study. For more information about the IMS-Paris and past symposia programmes, please visit our website: www.ims-paris.org.

IMS-Paris Graduate Student Prize:
The IMS-Paris is pleased to offer one prize for the best paper proposal by a graduate student. Applications should consist of:
1) a symposium paper abstract
2) an outline of a current research project (PhD. dissertation research)
3) the names and contact information of two academic referees
The prize-winner will be selected by the board and a committee of honorary members, and will be notified upon acceptance to the Symposium. An award of 350 euros to support international travel/accommodation (within France, 150 euros) will be paid at the Symposium.

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CFP:Medieval Texts in Transit: Continuities and Shared Spaces, Berlin, July 2017

International Conference: Medieval Texts in Transit: Continuities and Shared Spaces
21–22 July 2017

Free University Berlin, in collaboration with the Sonderforschungsbereich 980, ‘Episteme in Bewegung’, Berlin, and the Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark (Odense)/University of York. Continue reading

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News: A handbook to Eddic Poetry

A Handbook to Eddic Poetry: Myths and Legends of Early Scandinavia,
edited by Carolyne Larrington, Judy Quinn and Brittany Schorn

Contributors include: Carolyne Larrington, Margaret Clunies Ross, Joseph Harris, Judy Quinn, Bernt Ø. Thorvaldsen, Terry Gunnell, John Lindow, Jens Peter Schjødt, Stefan Brink, Lilla Kopár, John Hines, Brittany Schorn, R. D. Fulk, Maria Elena Ruggerini, David Clark, Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir and Heather O’Donoghue

Order here: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/european-literature/handbook-eddic-poetry-myths-and-legends-early-scandinavia?format=HB

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CFP: Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts Sponsored Session, ICMS Kalamazoo 2017

Deadline: 1 September 2016

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CFP: Kalamazoo 2017, Settlement & Landscape

Closing date for proposals: 15th September 2016
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies,
“Kalamazoo”,
May 11–14 2017
Two sessions: Settlement and Landscape I: technological approaches to the medieval in the modern; Settlement and Landscape II: textual approaches to the medieval in the modern.
Medieval settlement and landscape studies have combined theories and techniques from a variety of disciplines, most overtly those of history, archaeology and geography. Interdisciplinarity has to some extent become a buzzword in medieval studies, but it is an integral aspect of any successful academic study into settlements and landscapes. Our first session focusses on how archaeologists, historians, and geographers can use technology to understand the place of medieval settlements and landscapes in the modern world. These multidisciplinary approaches might include, but are not limited to, digital humanities and computer applications, such as GIS, Lidar, and 3D printing, but also scientific contributions (e.g. isotopes, palynology, limnology, and provenance analysis, to name but a few). The second session encourages a discursive space between the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, focussing on textual approaches. Traditionally, the most interaction here has been between archaeology and history. We encourage submissions dealing with the uses of archival sources, digital scholarship, artistic works, literature, and epigraphy. We are keen to incorporate perspectives from across Europe and beyond, especially when considering the modern heritage issues presented by these settlements and landscapes. A further benefit of working with physical places and spaces is providing a means of engaging with the public.
Presenters are urged to consider this positioning of the medieval within the modern and to highlight the innovative contributions their research can make to this common experience.
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words together with a short bio and a completed Participant Information Form to session organisers Vicky McAlister vmcalister@semo.edu or Jennifer Immich immichjl@gmail.com by September 15.
Please include your name, title, and affiliation on the abstract itself. All abstracts not accepted for the session will be forwarded to Congress administrators for consideration in general sessions, as per Congress regulations. Apologies for cross posting.

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CFP: Imbas 2016: Postgraduate Conference in Medieval Studies, NUIG

Closing date for proposals: 30th September 2016

Imbas 2016: Postgraduate Conference in Medieval Studies,
‘Preservation and Transformation in the Late Antique & Medieval Period’,
Moore Institute, NUI Galway,
2nd – 4th December 2016 Continue reading

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CFP: Monastic Journeys from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Vienna, November 17–19, 2016

The conference on “Monastic Journeys from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Religious Aspirations, Political Goals and Economic Concerns” welcomes contributions on Eastern and Western monasticisms. It will focus on monks travelling over long distances, despite the monastic rule of stabilitas loci.

Monastic journeys reveal the broad social functions of the monks in late antique and medieval societies. They show in what ways monasticism was regularly used to meet political needs. One may also consider the sacred geography and the holy places of power linked by those movements. Practical issues such as logistics, financing and distant accommodation may be addressed, as well as the role of monks in interreligious dialogue. The geographic frame is the wider Mediterranean and continental Europe. The period under consideration extends from the 4th to the 15th century.

Communications are expected to last 20 minutes. They will be presented preferably in English, but German and French are also accepted. 

Please send your title and a brief summary by 30 April 2016 to the following address: programme-moines@ifao.egnet.net

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CFP: People, Places and Possessions, 1350-1550

Deadline: 24 April 2016
People, Places and Possessions, 1350-1550, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
3 September, 2016
A one-day symposium at the University of Oxford, ‪in association with Oxford Medieval Studies, sponsored by the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)Keynote Address, Dr Felicity HealSpatial and material culture based approaches to the medieval and early modern world are now well established, with researchers from a range of disciplines and scholarly perspectives using objects, buildings and landscapes to explore the ways in which past social relationships were created, enacted, maintained and negotiated. The rise of digital humanities and the development of online repositories such as the Portable Antiquities Scheme have also encouraged new ways of thinking about the material world, offering fresh approaches and sources for the study of aspects such as gender, memory and social status. More recently, the increasing drive to extend the threshold of the middle ages to 1550 has seen medievalists and early modernists brought into dialogue with one another, while the strengthening dialogue between academic institutions and the heritage sector has highlighted the rich potential for future collaborative initiatives.This interdisciplinary one-day symposium will bring together academic researchers and representatives from the heritage sector, to consider the value of objects, places and spaces for understanding the social, cultural, economic and political landscape of the period 1350-1550. The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for speakers and participants to reflect upon and anticipate new avenues for material culture studies.Paper topics might include but are by no means limited to:

  • The Materiality of Gender, Sexuality and Emotions
  • Objects and Sites of Power, Exclusion and Privilege
  • Places, Possessions and Memory
  • Literature as Material Culture and Material Culture as Literature
  • Object, Building and Landscape Biographies
  • Identity formation through the Material World
  • The Materiality of the Gift
  • Documentary Archaeology

We invite prospective speakers to submit proposals of no more than 250 words for 20 minute papers, along with their paper title and affiliation to: rachel.delman@univ.ox.ac.uk and anna.boelesrowland@merton.ox.ac.uk by Sunday 24 April, 2016.

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