Calls for Papers


Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference 2017

November 16 - 18, 2017, Charleston, SC

Call for Papers  |  Submission Deadline: June 12, 2017  |  Download the Flyer

The College of Charleston and The Citadel are proud to sponsor the 2017 annual meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA), November 16-18, at the Francis Marion Hotel, in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Theme of this year's meeting is "Holy City," an appropriation of its bespired host city's nickname. The Organizing Committee invites proposals for papers that explore, from any disciplinary perspective, any aspect of the joining of the sacred and the urban in any medieval religious culrure. "Holy City" may mean a place (e.g. Jerusalem, Rome, Mecca), a community, or a concept. It may be real or imagined, theoretical or practical, coherent or confused, even inverted by vice and profanity. Interpret broadly and creatively. Proposals on other medieval topics, including teaching medieval culture, are also welcome

Submit proposals for sessions and individual papers at https://goo.gl/forms/NBjDdVYBUgPSBGG92 no later than June 12, 2017. Send questions and concerns to sema2017citadel@gmail.com


The Mid-America Medieval Association’s 41st annual meeting

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Call for Papers | Submission Deadline: September 1, 2017 | More info: http://info.umkc.edu/mama/

Conference Theme: Networks
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Cynthia J. Brown, Distinguished Professor of French, University of California-Santa Barbara
Plenary title: “Paratextual Cues in Late Medieval Books: Detecting Family Female Networks”

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers on the conference theme or on any medieval topic.  Panels of 3-4 papers are also welcome. The conference theme of “Networks” might include topics such as: family networks; monastic and other religious networks; intellectual, artistic, professional, or political networks; networks of texts, of manuscripts, of artworks, etc.

Dr. Brown’s most recent monograph, The Queen's Library: Image-Making at the Court of Anne of Brittany, 1477-1514 (U of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) examines book production for late medieval elite women in France, including Anne of Britanny’s contemporaries (including Louise de Savoy and Margaret of Austria) and successors, most notably her daughter Claude.  As a recent review puts it, Dr. Brown mobilizes “a truly interdisciplinary range of critical tools to analyse these books’ texts and paratexts, she makes a rigorous and deeply contextualized case for the complex negotiations and political stakes at play in the verbal and visual representation of such women.”  Dr. Brown’s plenary talk is drawn from her newest project which extends her examination of networks of female book owners beyond French borders to the city states of Italy.

Abstracts or panel proposals (with abstracts) to Dr. Kathy M. Krause (krausek@umkc.edu) by Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Graduate students are invited to submit their paper for the Jim Falls Paper Prize.  Full conference papers should be sent to mama@umkc.edu by September 1, 2017.  More information will be available shortly on the MAMA website: http://info.umkc.edu/mama/