The period from late antiquity to the early middle ages was one of great social movement, of both individuals and people groups. How did people respond to demands made upon them for hospitality and charity by pilgrims, casualties of war, refugees, orphans, widows, those of other religions, the sick, the poor, itinerant monks and nuns, travelling traders and others?
AEMA's fifth annual conference will be held from 1-3 October 2008 at the Sebel Conference Suites, Charlotte Street, Brisbane, hosted by the Australian Catholic University.
Dr Anna Silvas, University of New England
Dr Wendy Mayer, Washington DC
Papers are now invited on a broad range of topics related to the theme of 'Welcoming the Stranger in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages', tapping various sources, including literature, archaeology, epigraphy and the arts. A title and a 250 word abstract should be sent by 31 July 2008 to the Conference Convenors. Please include affiliation and contact details with your abstract.
Dr Bronwen Neil firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Geoffrey Dunn email@example.com
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